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On Mon, 11 May 1998 NORIAC@mln.lib.ma.us wrote:

> In the newscast, the anchor (I don't recall her name) made a major gaffe
>  in reporting one of the top stories.

And I caught Cokie Roberts in a gaffe on Sunday Morning's "This Week" on
ABC television.  She referred to Netanyahu as the =president= of Israel.
The president of Israel is Ezer Weitzman.  Netanyahu is the prime

In a similar vein, People magazine, in its "50 most beautiful people" 
issue, contains a quote referring to British prime minister Tony Blair as
"a charming, witty, capable head of state."  A prime minister is a head of
government, not a head of state.  The British head of state is the Queen.

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