Newsnight anchor Gavin Esler is clearly pretty adept at passing the buck.
On the death of Bernard Manning, the multi-toothed Esler mistakenly referred to the controversial comic as Ã¢â‚¬Å“Bernard MatthewsÃ¢â‚¬ Ã¢â‚¬’ famed for turkey twizzlers and a recent outbreak of bird flu at his farm.
After a clip of Manning was shown, a sheepish Esler said he had meant Ã¢â‚¬Å“of courseÃ¢â‚¬ to refer to Manning Ã¢â‚¬Å“not, as the script said, Bernard MatthewsÃ¢â‚¬. He then dismissively shoved away the offending piece of paper in apparent disgust.
Surely, Esler isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t trying to convince viewers that heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s just an Ã¢â‚¬Å“auto-cutieÃ¢â‚¬ who reads whatever is placed in front of him?