Friday, July 04, 2008

Ouch!

Is this the biggest cock-up at a literary awards ceremony ever? Warning - this video on the BBC website is almost too painful to watch. Found via Lindsay Irvine's post on The Guardian blog.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

They've removed it already.

Chet said...

The links are still there - it's just that Sharon posted them with extra bits in front.

Link to BBC News:
Error as book award announced

Link to Guardian article:
And the winner isn't ...

The Culture Minister should resign.

Madcap Machinist said...

It was an honest mistake. Maybe he didn't know he was supposed to announce the first runner up too...

The comments thread at Guardian rocks! Meanwhile, Tom Burroughs' site was overloaded with traffic and is currently available. Even bad publicity is publicity!

(Our current political situation notwithstanding)

bibliobibuli said...

thanks chet and yes. it's de gremlin creeping in again.

Rob said...

Ouch! (As you so accurately put it.)