German news TV channel N24 needs a copy editor to keep it from making a quick Google search and then slapping the results onto the air.
Thursday, N24 was discussing Seal Team Six, the elite unit of U.S. Navy Seals — based here in Virginia Beach, by the way — that carried out the Osama bin Laden mission, and it decided to show the team’s “emblem.”
Anchor Mick Locher reportedly said — in German, of course:
And they also have the “Team Six,” that carried out the mission. They don’t have the skull in their emblem for nothing.
Yes, that’s a skull. If you look closely, though, you’ll see it’s a Klingon skull.
In addition, the skull is surrounded by ceremonial Klingon bat’leth weapons. And the flying eagle up top carries a phaser.
Yes, that “emblem” is from an online Star Trek fan operation, Maquis Special Operations. On the right, here, is the actual Seal Team Six patch.
You know who else needs copy editors? Local TV news operations. Chicago’s WMAQ-TV in particular. And other local TV news operations. And Martha Stewart’s TV operation. And Baseball jersey manufacturers. And Kansas State University. And the New York Jets, the Minnesota Vikings, the St. Louis Cardinals and the Washington Nationals (boy, do they need a copy editor). And Fox Sports. And college athletic department ticket offices. And the Virginia general assembly. And college alumni magazines. And pharmacies. And the makers of Sudafed. And Borders bookstore. And Tea Party candidates. And city and county Boards of Elections. And government agencies. And the U.S. Postal Service. And South African traffic cops. And Google Newsâ€™ â€˜bots. And billboard companies. And sign painters.Â And rubber stamp designers. And restaurants, breakfast joints, Chinese restaurants and cake decorators. And South Africa’s New Age newspaper. And Dublin’s Sunday Business Post. And the Washington Post, the New York Times, the New York Post, Newsday, the Chicago Sun-Times (Hey! A repeat offender!), the Rochester, N.Y., Democrat & Chronicle, the Missoula, Mont., Missoulian, the Amarillo (Texas) Globe News, the Waynesboro News Virginian, the Virginian-Pilot, the Green Bay Press-Gazette, the Carbondale, Ill., Southern Illinoisian, CNN and Fox News and Time magazine. And newspapers in the U.K. And drive-in movie theater managers. And Home Depot and manufacturers of â€œhoodies.â€ And T-shirt designers.Â And road paving contractors.