With so much technology, and so many people who love porn, I can't say I'm shocked that there have been numerous "porn mixups" during the last few years. Every few months a story makes its way into the news about bits of a porno accidentally playing during a time porno definitely shouldn't be playing. I'm not saying I like it, but I understand it. It happens. But when the playing of a hard-core porn airs during a news broadcast -- and it lasts a full 10 minutes -- I have a hard (heh) time wrapping my head (heh) around it.
Over the weekend, a Swedish news anchor began a segment on a speech delivered by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, when all of a sudden, a monitor over her shoulder began playing an X-rated movie. The film played for 10 minutes before anyone noticed what was going on. Danyal Ek, a 23-year-old student who apparently isn't as immune to porn as the news channel workers are, told a Swedish paper: "At first I realized I was looking at a naked woman and it quickly became clear she was having sex. The image wasn't exactly in focus, but it wasn't hard to figure out what was going on." Andreas Haglind, the editor for the show, said: "It's not like we were directly broadcasting porn. Put simply, it's crap that it happened. We're going to do everything we can so that it doesn't happen again." You do that.
It's cool that the people working for this news program are both so blase about nudity and sex and so engrossed in their jobs that they failed to noticed a man and woman boning in the background, but seriously? Ten minutes? That's a long (heh) mistake. Hopefully all the kiddies were off playing their Gameboys and texting and missed this one. From what I can surmise, it was graphic.
Ten minutes, people. That's, like, five hours in porn time.
What do you think of this?
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