Queen Elizabeth II has died aged 96.
The mainstream media had been giving live updates on her majesty’s “medical supervision” all afternoon, along with the news that the extended royal family was gathering at Balmoral in Scotland, where the Queen was reportedly “comfortable”.
One BBC political reporter announced the Queen’s death, apparently in error, and then deleted the tweet:
I tweeted that there had been an announcement about the death of the Queen. This was incorrect, there has been no announcement, and so I have deleted the tweet. I apologise.
— Yalda Hakim (@BBCYaldaHakim) September 8, 2022
It was clear and obvious that the queen had been dead for several hours before being officially reported, a little insight into how the news media actually works.
Moving forward we can expect a distraction to end all distractions, certainly, they will take the opportunity to “bury some bad news”.
I'd keep an eye out for what is being pushed to page 20 of the papers over the next couple of days. #TheQueen
— Gareth Icke 🚜🇳🇱 (@garethicke) September 8, 2022
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