Sunday, September 21, 2014
Indian TV News Caster Lost His Job For Wrongly Pronouncing Chinese President's Name
Bloopers on news channels are not uncommon, but if a news caster wrongly pronounces the name of a head of state constantly, it may cast his job. exactly this happened during the visit of Chinese president Xi Jinping to India, when Indian TV news anchor pronounced the name of Xi Jinping as "Eleven Jinping", resulting in losing his job. The anchor who worked for the nation's public broadcaster made this horrible mistake during a late night show, confusing Xi with Roman numerical for eleven. According to Indian Express the inexperienced news caster was put on the show when main news anchors were not available for the late night show. However, this is not for the first time that news anchors read his name wrongly.