Quote: "CBC apologizes for 'Harper—heil' graphic, says it was a bad cut—and—paste job"
The CBC has apologized to a viewer who complained that a news graphic appeared to juxtapose the name of the prime minister—designate with the German word "heil" —— a salute usually associated with Adolf Hitler. The graphic was flashed during Tuesday night's edition of The National. It appeared beneath a shot of a Stephen Harper election sign. In an e—mail to the viewer, the executive producer of The National explained the graphic was a freeze frame of typing intended to promote the show's "campaign confidential" segment. An editor chose to capture part of the word "their" for the graphic and with a cursor before the "r", it seemed to spell heil. "We sincerely apologize for that," the e—mail said.
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