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Halo's United Nations Space Command is NOT involved in Syrian conflict after all, BBC confirms

This is a good one. The BBC made an unfortunate booby last week when, during a lunchtime news broadcast, it used a logo for Halo's completely make believe United Nations Space Command whilst discussing the current real-world Syrian conflict. See the booby for yourself: 

Obviously what the BBC meant to show was the logo of the totally legitimate United Nations Security Council. But if you type 'UNSC' into Google image search you'll get a good idea of how the logo malfunction occurred.

Above: One of these logos belongs to an organisation established in the 22nd Century by the Unified Earth Government. The other does not

In acknowledgment of the booby and to squash any rumours of Space Command's involvement in Syria, the BBC has issued the following response:

"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."

Source: Eurogamer

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6 comments

  • Plan10FromOuterSpace - May 30, 2012 9:39 a.m.

    Seriously, no one noticed?
  • NullG7 - May 29, 2012 11:12 p.m.

    And one of them looks like a giant target centered on Santa's workshop, as they say "Your nefarious plan of speeding up global warming by giving problem children coal ends here clause!" Yea that went in a different direction than you expected didn't it?
  • MrDobble - May 29, 2012 9:20 a.m.

    This makes me smile! Though if you google UNSC logo, I can understand where the researcher went wrong. But YAY for video games on the news :D
  • Stabby_Joe - May 29, 2012 6:06 a.m.

    Well, at least the BBC acknowledged the error... *glares over at Fox*
  • Plan10FromOuterSpace - May 30, 2012 9:40 a.m.

    Fox News is my favourite comedy.
  • Kermit1970 - May 29, 2012 5:58 a.m.

    She needs to take her top off. Then we might see the booby :D

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