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Wednesday, 17 July 2013

GUBU for sure

A fatal plane crash earlier this month in a San Francisco airport has led to bout of behaviour on a US television news programme which can best be described in terms once coined by Taoiseach Charles Haughey in response to a controversy which generated much controversy. Haughey referred to the arrest of the killer in the house of the country's Attorney General as Grotesque, Unbelievable, Bizarre, Unprecedented. A political opponent and writer immediatelty coined the acronym GUBU and it as rapidly entered the political lexicon.

In a post crash news report 'Oakland TV station KTVU broadcast four erroneous names for the pilots of Flight 214 after a National Transportation Safety Board intern mistakenly confirmed them as being correct.'

The airline is now to sue the broadcasters.

Fianna Fail leader Charles Haughey addressing the party at its annual Árd Fheis at the Simmonscourt, RDS, Dublin, 19th April 1986.
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