That's the post where the head of BBC World News tries to explain how his channel seems to have been able to report WTC7's collapse twenty minutes before it actually happened.
I say seems because he has been unable to confirm that is what happened, as the BBC has lost its own archive footage of the broadcast.
So, consequently, in a post that seems to come straight out of Bizarro World, we have the head of a major news unit within the Mighty BBC admitting that he had to watch coverage from his own channel on You Tube of all things.
Verily I say unto Thee - You couldn't fucking make it up
I'm still keeping an open mind as to the actual significance of the footage, if any, but a response like this from the BBC, missing tapes and all, isn't helping
I've just taken a quick peak around cyberspace and it's looking like forensic, line by line, deconstruction of this example of finest Bizarro World bollocks is set to become the fun new popular Internet pass time for all the family (age four and over)
Personal favourite extracts from the BBC response include...
"If we reported the building had collapsed before it had done so, it would have been an error - no more than that"
I think the one thing that everyone can agree on is that it definitely was an error of some kind or another
"Our reporter Jane Standley was in New York on the day of the attacks, and like everyone who was there, has the events seared on her mind. I've spoken to her today and unsurprisingly, she doesn't remember minute-by-minute what she said or did"
"We no longer have the original tapes of our 9/11 coverage (for reasons of cock-up, not conspiracy). So if someone has got a recording of our output, I'd love to get hold of it. We do have the tapes for our sister channel News 24, but they don't help clear up the issue one way or another."
Fuck that. If I had a high-quality version of the original footage the BBC would be the last place I would send it to. At the very least they've hardly covered themselves in glory on the 'keeping important video footage secure' side of things
Also, I remember back to 7/7 when the television and radio was full of presenters and police spokespeople urging any members of the public with relevant photos or video clips to send them in ASAP.
The first thing I thought was
No! Don't do that. Upload a few hundred copies onto Flickr and You Tube tagged as "Madonna", "Crotch", "Shot" or something first
But to no avail.
Who knows what slipped down the memory hole on that day.
And on the subject of missing video footage and memory holes it looks like I may have to update...
Stef's All-Time Favourite Top
7. Fourteen plus CCTVs in the Alma Tunnel on the night of Princess Diana's death
Were they facing the wrong way? Were they turned off? Who the fuck knows?
6. Eighty four assorted security camera tapes taken from near or around the Pentagon on 9/11
5. Footage from the CCTV camera on the No. 30 Bus that blew up in Tavistock Square on 7/7
4. CCTV footage from Stockwell Tube Station on the day Jean Charles de Menezes got shot ... lots
The station staff tell the IPCC that the shooting was captured on camera. The police returned the camera hard drives wiped clean saying there was nothing on them
Nobody in authority seems to care very much
3. 7/7 Suicide Bombers in transit
Fulsome clips of Somali transvestites prancing around Birmingham coach stations are all very entertaining and a useful aid in encouraging patriotic outbreaks of Burkaphobia. As are clips of brown men looking into barrels of what may or may not be fertilizer. But why the reluctance to release any of the video of the four men alleged to have carried out the 7/7 bombings?
and, new in at number...
2. BBC World News loses the tapes of its coverage of one of the most significant World events in the last 50 years
1. Apollo 11 Moon Landing Tapes
The notion that the Apollo Program was a hoax is hard to swallow I know (aside from the 50 year gap between the last visit to the Moon and the next planned visit amongst a few other inconclusive niggles) but this just has to be Number One based on the sheer number of missing tapes alone...
That's 13 with three zeros after it