Boris Johnson called 'the punisher' in BBC News subtitle blooper

Sirena Bergman@SirenaBergman
Tuesday 03 September 2019 10:45

An apparent BBC News subtitling error has turned out to offer one of the most accurate political representations in the media.

The clip, which was part of BBC News at 5 yesterday, saw presenter Huw Edwards introduce chief political correspondent Vicki Young.

"We've been told in the last few seconds or so that we can expect to see and hear from the prime minister," he said.

However, according to a screenshot posted to Twitter by journalist Alastair Reid, the automated subtitle generator referred to Boris Johnson not as the prime minister but as "the punisher".

Understandably, people found the blooper highly relatable.

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