The emperor does have clothes!

NPR ran an item on All Things Considered last night about this.

My colleague Kashmir said it best this morning

You may have already seen this – it’s an absolute classic cock up. BBC staff scrambling to get a spokesman from Apple Computers into the studio, could not find him, accidentally grabbed a taxi driver who was there, dragged him into the studio, wired him up and began the interview.

Watch the guy’s face when the interview begins as the host introduces him with the wrong name… the interview is brilliant because it speaks to the ‘news’ that has no substance, churning the same old platitudes over and over and the power of being ‘the guy’ in the suit and what a fine suit it is…

This is no joke and yet it is the central joke in media today. What a show!