One thing that scares me about being a writer is that I might embarrass myself, probably during an interview. For example, I might ask an artist about his mother only to learn he grew up in an orphange, or ask how the band members met when they're all brothers. I admit I've done stupid things like that, but I won't relay them here since I'm trying to forget the specific examples.
But I felt better today when I read that even the BBC isn't immune to random acts of stupidity. It seems that they tried to arrange an interview with Bob Marley for their upcoming documentary on his song, "No Woman No Cry". The problem is that Bob Marley has been dead for 24 years.
The BBC admits that they are "very embarrassed" and apologized to the Marley Foundation. But I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one who does stupid things. Maybe I'm qualified to work for a major media outlet after all.