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CNN journalist studies on Glasgow’s COP26 from Edinburgh, netizens react with memes

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As international leaders and diplomats from over 100 nations turned up in Glasgow to attend the essential COP26 convention, a reporter discovered himself reporting on the summit from a distinct Scottish metropolis: Edinburgh. Whether or not intentional or not, the veteran reporter turned subjected to mocking and lots of jokes on-line.

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, 73, considered one of America’s best-known journalists was ridiculed on-line after he shared an image of him towards the backdrop of iconic Edinburgh Citadel. Blitzer wrote: “I’m now reporting from Edinburgh in Scotland the place 20,000 world leaders and delegates have gathered for the COP26 local weather summit.”

“COP, by the best way, stands for ‘Convention of the Events.’ It’s the twenty sixth time they’ve gathered to debate and take motion on this important concern,” he added, exhibiting off his data for the occasion that’s being hosted almost 50 miles away from his make-shift information studio.

Nonetheless, he wasn’t the one one to confuse the 2 cities. White Home correspondent for Reuters, Jeff Mason, tweeted his arrival into “Glasgow”, who was in reality at Edinburgh’s airport. Noticing the gaffe, the airport shortly tweeted to poke some enjoyable: “Jeff, you don’t have any concept what you’ve carried out … Welcome to Edinburgh, and Scotland!” Mason, nonetheless, adopted by tweeting a correction.

Though it’s not clear why Blitzer was not in Glasgow, many thought it was most likely as a result of US President Joe Biden had flown in together with members of the White Home Press Corps to Edinburgh, from the place he travelled to Glasgow for the summit there.

Blitzer’s awkward geographical error prompted mirth as many Scottish individuals joined in to say, “it’s comprehensible why he obtained confused between the 2 main cities”. Others, together with many European journalists, reminded him that he was within the “fallacious metropolis”. Whereas some defended him that the venue didn’t matter and he would be capable to report remotely, others begged to vary saying it’s “embarrassing for CNN”.

Regardless that jokes continued, Blitzer didn’t take away his tweet or provide any rationalization however later tweeted one other replace specifying that the summit was in Glasgow and identified that Edinburgh was the place POTUS landed. Blitzer had beforehand been in Rome for the G20 Summit of world leaders, which concluded Sunday.

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