BBC gets Bush-like

In a vein-popping "cyberalert," the watchdogs at the MRC report that BBC's election coverage included this gem from a Bush impersonator: "...while you're having your general electrician while you try and find your new Prime Sinister, and I just wanted to pitch in with my people and wish my staunch ally, Barry Blair, a bunch of luck...If you don't get the result you want, keep counting the ballots until you do get it, and, you know, this is Britain, this is like the United States of Britainland. I mean, it's only about as big as Florida..." (Media Research Center)

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