Getting snotty … The photo of Ed Miliband blowing his nose used by a US TV channel [Image: NBC].

If Mr Miliband has been planning any future attempts to undermine Jeremy Corbyn, this won’t help.

To prevent further misrepresentations, perhaps Mr Miliband should start introducing himself with photographs like that – or the famous ‘bacon sandwich’ shot?

To be honest, the story is about the parochial attitudes and ignorance of NBC news producers and presenters.

We recently had fun at Boris Johnson’s expense when he couldn’t name certain foreign statespeople, but this US broadcaster can’t even remember a formerly leading politician in the country that is America’s closest ally.

It’s pathetic. If Mr Miliband had won the 2015 election, we’d be looking at an international incident.

But, on this precedent, I can’t wait to see how they’ll use images of David Cameron.

A photograph of the former Labour leader [Ed Miliband] blowing his nose has been broadcast on US television as an example of a generic “man with flu”.

Apparently taken at the party conference in 2011, the image shows Miliband clearing his nostrils with a large white handkerchief. Though his features are partly hidden, it clearly shows the then Labour leader.

Unaware of who he was, however, producers at NBC News used the photograph as a stock image to introduce a news report about flu vaccinations.

Source: Ed Miliband blowing his nose makes it on to NBC nightly news | Politics | The Guardian

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