James Naughtie renames Jeremy Hunt (full version)

It’s possible some people are still unaware that James Naughtie called Jeremy Hunt a c*** live on BBC Radio 4 this morning. The Today Programme presenter then struggled to outline headlines on WikiLeaks, high speed broadband and shark attacks owing to barely stifled laughter:

“I landed in one of those awful verbal tangles just before 8 O’Clock, courtesy of Dr. Spooner. Some of you, we know from emails, thought it funny; some of you, we also know from emails, were fairly offended on a Monday morning. All I can say is occasionally in live broadcasting these things happen and I’m very sorry to anyone who thought it wasn’t what they wanted to hear over their breakfast.”

One assumes the 50% of DCMS staff facing redundancy were perfectly happy to hear this over their breakfast or, indeed, at any other time of day.

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  1. AUDIO –> James Naughtie renames Jeremy Hunt (full version) http://bit.ly/giw3lf

  2. RT @psbook: AUDIO –> James Naughtie renames Jeremy Hunt (full version) http://bit.ly/giw3lf

  3. James Naughtie renames Jeremy Hunt (full version) http://bit.ly/eRZ6mS #R4 #BBC #Today

  4. RT @psbook: AUDIO –> James Naughtie renames Jeremy Hunt (full version) http://bit.ly/giw3lf (You can't have too much of a good thing!)

  5. Пётр says:

    James Naughtie renames Jeremy Hunt (full version) http://bit.ly/eRZ6mS #R4 #BBC #Today http://goo.gl/fb/iZnL6

  6. Perfect Monday morning fodder RT @psbook: BBC makes Jeremy Hunt's nickname go global live on air http://bit.ly/giw3lf #artsfunding

  7. RT @psbook: James Naughtie inadvertently expresses his solidarity with the 50% of staff to lose their jobs at the DCMS http://bit.ly/giw3lf

  8. James Naughtie renames #JeremyHunt (full version) http://bit.ly/eRZ6mS #R4 #BBC #Today

  9. RT @psbook: AUDIO –> James Naughtie renames Jeremy Hunt (full version) http://bit.ly/giw3lf

  10. RT @psbook: James Naughtie renames Jeremy Hunt (full version) http://bit.ly/f7nOVW

  11. The full version of Jim Naughtie's slip, spluttering and all, plus psychological insight into his gaffe: RT @psbook: http://bit.ly/f7nOVW

  12. Hilarious! Radio 4 presenter calls Culture Secetary a c*nt, struggles to outline headlines thro' giggles http://bit.ly/dJ3s0V via @psbook

  13. Followed by a freudian slip programme! He he!! RT @psbook: AUDIO –> James Naughtie renames Jeremy Hunt (full version) http://bit.ly/giw3lf

  14. OldTrot says:

    RT @psbook: AUDIO –> James Naughtie renames Jeremy Hunt (full version) http://bit.ly/giw3lf

  15. @r4today I know I shouldn't be laughing – http://tinyurl.com/3aecdk3 – but finally found the clip again of James 'trying" to read the news

  16. Despite the email they got at the end of the Today show, in fact Freud’s theory of parapraxis has excellent explanatory power. We often disclose the true state of our desires through bungled actions, misspeaks etc.

  17. Classic spoonerism! RT @psbook: James Naughtie renames Jeremy Hunt (full version) http://bit.ly/f7nOVW

  18. Very Funny slip of the tongue RT @psbook: James Naughtie renames Jeremy Hunt (full version) http://bit.ly/f7nOVW

  19. Sara Opie says:

    RT @psbook: James Naughtie renames Jeremy Hunt (full version) http://bit.ly/f7nOVW

  20. RT @psbook: James Naughtie renames Jeremy Hunt (full version) http://bit.ly/f7nOVW – Yes, James, a coughing fit, right…

  21. Massive Spooner LOlz from Radio 4 (NSFW, but worth it) http://bit.ly/gzKTIm

  22. Massive Spooner LOlz from Radio 4 (NSFW, but worth it) http://bit.ly/gzKTIm

  23. dollseye says:

    RT @psbook: James Naughtie renames Jeremy Hunt (full version) http://bit.ly/f7nOVW

  24. dollseye says:

    RT @psbook: James Naughtie renames Jeremy Hunt (full version) http://bit.ly/f7nOVW

  25. RT @psbook: AUDIO –> James Naughtie renames Jeremy Hunt (full version) http://bit.ly/giw3lf

  26. Audio: James Naughtie renames Jeremy Hunt (full version) | Political Scrapbook http://bit.ly/ek7fFO

  27. RT @psbook: James Naughtie renames Jeremy Hunt (full version) http://bit.ly/f7nOVW

  28. For those who have missed it – Radio 4 James Naughtie and Andrew Marr embarassing Spoonerism http://bit.ly/g4htPY http://bit.ly/i9qsEQ

  29. Si Wilson says:

    I haven't heard the full James Naughtie "thing", complete with "coughing" fit. I have now! http://bit.ly/e7K3IB

  30. RT @IdleSi: I haven't heard the full James Naughtie "thing", complete with "coughing" fit. I have now! http://bit.ly/e7K3IB

  31. Evening Jim :) RT @psbook: James Naughtie renames Jeremy Hunt (full version) http://bit.ly/f7nOVW

  32. Ah, that's an unusual 'cough' James #Naughtie developed suddenly there, I hope he's seen a doctor! Wonderful stuff #R4 http://bit.ly/e7K3IB

  33. Lucifer says:

    Jeremy Hunt #PeopleFood but only when pronounced by James Naughtie thus http://bit.ly/g4htPY

  34. RT @TweetOfSatan: Jeremy Hunt #PeopleFood but only when pronounced by James Naughtie thus http://bit.ly/g4htPY

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  36. [...] the Culture Secretary (Jeremy Hunt) when he ‘accidentally’ slipped up on the MP’s surname. Rather than apologise immediately – which is what most presenters would have done – he [...]

  37. [...] Naughtie’s glorious Freudian slip when talking about Jeremy Hunt, the culture secretary. As Political Scrapbook blog points out: “One assumes the 50% of DCMS staff facing redundancy were perfectly [...]

  38. This is honestly the best audio clip on the web. http://goo.gl/M0EUU

  39. [...] Jim Naughtie's glorious Freudian slip when talking about Jeremy Hunt, the culture secretary. As Political Scrapbook blog points out: "One assumes the 50% of DCMS staff facing redundancy were perfectly happy to [...]

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