During a report about Amnesty International’s beef with the United Nations concerning the ongoing conflict in Syria, the Halo UNSC logo was mistakingly, but prominently displayed on screen for 20 seconds. The logo should have been for the United Nations Security Council, but was instead for United Nations Space Command. Whoops.
Clearly, this is a case of someone googling “UNSC logo” and choosing the Halo one because they had no idea what the United Nations Security Council logo looked like. That’s why you don’t hire interns or (looking at you, CNN) iReporters to make the news for you.
A BBC spokesperson confirmed the mistake to Eurogamer saying,
“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.”
Thanks for that, BBC.