Since I got my first VCR, in 1981, I have rarely watched ANYTHING “live” – thus I rue the fact I did not have my machine running when a certain investigative journalist made the gaffe of a lifetime.
The sad thing is that today, I cannot even remember his name. Only that he was thirty-something – and an utter PRAT.
I base the last statement on his previous outings, where he’d posted reports from places I had been to – about things with which I was FAMILIAR.
Anyhay, back in the late Nineties, this rising star of BBC News was doing a piece on the Afghanistan/Pakistan border and he said – and I SWEAR I’m not making this up – “…we were taken up the Kyber Pass…”
I could not believe what I had just heard.
Of course, assuming Auntie’s VT boys weren’t sleeping, the piece HAD to have turned up on a tape-loop in that year’s Internal BBC Christmas Tape – but I had MISSED it. DAMN!
So I am unable to give you a link to it. You will just have to make do with my seventh-gen copy (the chroma for which disappeared around the fourth gen) of a late Seventies IBCT…
(You’ll have to turn the “Family Filter” off). Oh, and there’s a quicky I put up at…