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BBC Cock-Up Mistakes Halo Logo For United Nations Emblem Live on Air

By Sam Gibbs on at

Looks like someone at the BBC was being extremely lazy. Last Thursday, during a lunchtime news piece about the conflict in Syria, the BBC used the logo from Halo's fictional United Nations Space Command (UNSC) instead of the real United Nations logo -- Google image search perhaps?

To make matters worse the news piece was specifically talking about the role of the UN in Syria, and I'm pretty sure we'd know by now if the UN had some fancy new space force that could intervene. It's just a tad embarrassing for what's meant to be a trusted global news source. You'd think the least Auntie could do is get the logos right; surely it must have a library of stock images for these things, no? The BBC apologised for the gaff with a statement released to Eurogamer:

"BBC News makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of all images broadcast, however very occasionally mistakes do happen. Unfortunately an incorrect logo was used during a segment on last week's News at One bulletin and we apologise to viewers for the mistake. The image was not broadcast in our later bulletins."

I just goes to show how good that UNSC logo from Halo really is, and perhaps why Google image search isn’t the best place to find accurate company and major global organisation logos. I'm guessing an intern got a stiff wrap across the knuckles for that one. [Eurogamer via TechRadar]