Friday, May 4, 2012

'Welcome to Chicago, capital of Illinois and Obama's childhood home': Embarrassing errors in NATO video promoting summit host city

A video promoting the upcoming NATO summit later this month inadvertently moved the meeting 200 miles south when it declared that leaders would convene in the capital of Illinois.

The summit, is of course, planned to take place in Chicago, not Springfield, but the film, produced by NATO staff, included three embarrassing errors that made native Chicagoans cringe.

The narrator of the five minute video, meant to introduce Chicago to international journalists and visiting dignitaries, also called the city Barack Obama's childhood home -- another glaring mistake. Read More