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Bug #27775 closed:corrected

NZ Prime Minister given new job description

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This bug appeared in a news report published by CNN on Oct 26, 2010. View the original news report.
Bug Type:  Mistaken Identity

CNN reporting on the news about The Hobbit and Warner Brothers filming in New Zealand mistakenly called the Prime Minister of New Zealand (John Key) the Director of Weta Workshop (Richard Taylor)

Supporting Information:

[Watch the clip here.]

Response

Anonymous has not contacted CNN

Bug History

Oct 28, 2010 3:58 am Open Anonymous
Oct 28, 2010 1:31 pm Open: Under Discussion Mark Follman
Dec 09, 2010 9:15 am Closed: Corrected Mark Follman

Discussion Leave a comment

We have contacted CNN for a response using the website's email form for reporting an error (see the CNN entry in our media outlets section for that link).

Oct 28, 2010 1:31 pm

We've tried numerous ways since late October to obtain a response from CNN but have not gotten one. Read more about it here:

http://www.pbs.org/idealab/2010/12/cnn-fails-to-correct-mistaken-identity-for-new-zealand-pm336.html

Dec 06, 2010 8:13 am

This morning we received the following response from CNN; we'll now close out this bug as "corrected."

Dear Mark,

Thanks for highlighting this issue. After going back and investigating, I can confirm that it was our clerical error which led to the wrong font appearing in this package. We regret the mistake and have made a correction:

http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2010/10/26/pkg.new.zealand.hobbit.tvnz?iref=allsearch

We appreciate you taking the time to inform us and to follow up when you didn't get a response. This should have been dealt with more swiftly. We're mindful of the need to provide 'real accessibility' as you put it and continue to work towards this.

Best wishes,

Chris Dwyer

Executive Director, Public Relations
CNN Asia Pacific

Dec 09, 2010 9:15 am