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Scabrous Birdseed
15-12-2006, 09:34:47
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6178671.stm


Viewers fooled by 'Belgium split'
An RTBF reporter
RTBF reporters kept up the spoof for nearly two hours
Belgians reacted with widespread alarm to news that their country had been split in two - before finding out they had been spoofed.

The Belgian public television station RTBF ran a bogus report saying the Dutch-speaking half of the nation had declared independence.

Later it said Wednesday night's programme was meant to stir up debate.

It appears to have succeeded. Thousands of people made panicked calls to the station and politicians complained.

MOBIUS
15-12-2006, 09:44:02
:lol:

What a bunch of Walloons!

maroule
15-12-2006, 10:34:58
excellent idea and pretty gutsy from the RTBF, normally a fairly staid channel

Colon
15-12-2006, 10:46:00
It was hilarious but the RTBF are a bunch of bigoted tards.

Drekkus
15-12-2006, 12:03:33
I would love to have flanders be a part of Holland. Or the other way around. :D

Drekkus
15-12-2006, 12:05:33
Oh, and colon, who has the funny politics now? :p

MOBIUS
15-12-2006, 12:08:37
Belgium is a wonderfully schizophrenic state - keep it as it is!:beer:

Colon
15-12-2006, 12:25:51
Originally posted by Drekkus
Oh, and colon, who has the funny politics now? :p

You do. We have the funny media. :gasmaske: