So Similar: TV Reporter Mistakes Ream Of Paper For iPad

September 20, 2013

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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.

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