So Similar: TV Reporter Mistakes Ream Of Paper For iPad

September 20, 2013


If you haven't already seen it, this is a video of BBC news reporter Simon McCoy clutching the ream of paper he mistook for his iPad while giving a report on police drunk tanks. Was Simon sloshed himself? At least one blogger hopes so but doesn't really care.

A BBC spokesperson explained to The Guardian, "This morning as Simon McCoy was preparing to introduce this story, instead of picking up his tablet to hold as he went to air, he mistakenly picked up a ream of paper that was sitting next to it. In the rush of live news, he didn't have an opportunity to swap the items, so simply went with it."

Seriously though, how do you mistake a ream of paper for an iPad? I'm surprised Simon didn't go on air holding an office chair. Is this mic on? *tapping wheel* Hello? Stop pointing those missile launchers at me! "Relax, Simon, those are the cameras." Jesus, why is this bed so uncomfortable? "Because it's a news desk."

Hit the jump for a total count of zero f***s given.

Thanks to Eric, IDS, Suzanne and brody, who agree that paper was the original iPad, so if this guy is over 200 years old it's an easy mistake.

  • that awkward moment when you realize the importance of having a clipboard nearby

  • Yes, problem drinking is on the rise, and you can spot a drunk by their impaired sense of judgment. They may, for example, mistake one common object for another. Be on the lookout for these people.

  • penisbelenis

    I can't stop cackling at this.

  • lakawak

    Here is how you can tell if someone is a REAL writer (actually earns a living with their writing) or just supplements their welfare check with $25 a week by writing for a crappy blog. If they use the phrase "hit the jump" which means absolutely nothing (an advertisement is not a jump, and you don't hit it) then they are not real writers, nor ever will be.,

  • Quick Draw GW


  • Joey Svitek

    Oh, shut the fuck up, you whiny cunt.

  • Steve W

    I guess apple need to shed a few pound then if you can mistake a reem of paper for the i pad

  • KLanD

    I have no clue how you think that he somehow thought that was an iPad. It's a prop, they were probably 30 seconds away from going on and the producer decided he wanted the anchor to hold something to make him look more "professional". It's still a fail though.. since they probably should have just given him some of the blank paper from the pack.

  • lakawak

    What is a "fail" are adults using the word "fail" as a noun. Ever. But especially in 2013. Even the most virginal losers stopped doing that about 4 years ago.

  • KLanD

    Couldn't think of anything to say about the article could you?
    Or do you just troll on purpose?

  • Agreed

  • nightvisiongoggles

    Somewhere out there, an Etsy seller's brain lightbulb just came on.

  • Bling Nye

    Looks like he's also wearing a dead animal on his head, so ...makes sense.

  • p_shep

    'kin hilarious.

  • Prometheus

    So why would he need an iPad at all if he never even looked at his hi-tech ream of paper?

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  • dougfunnay

    its a prop to make him appear more social and likeable..... apple is in right now bra (a lot of what people do is for social reasons more than any kind of logic)

    so people are shallow turds who lack foresight what are you going to do about it?

  • lakawak

    bra? Really?
    Is it that you just have given up ever trying to get laid?

  • Vladeon

    Oh god, here comes the thought police! Let's all stop what we're doing and conform to what some idiot on the internet says we should do. Otherwise, our wives and girlfriends will never "lay" us again! Seriously, get a life.

  • sounds good bra

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