Spanish newscast confuses Star Wars rebels with Al Qaeda

It’s a story as old as time: An old bearded man lives out in the desert. He converts impressionable teenage boys to his religion and convinces them to fight a war.

So maybe we can forgive whichever overworked graphics department person dropped the rebel insignia from Star Wars into a Spanish newscast about Al Qaeda.

The slip-up happened on La Mañana, a Spanish morning news show that airs on the Television Española, Spain’s state owned television network. YouTubers were quick to mock them for the error.

But Americans shouldn’t be laughing too hard, lest we forget that just four months ago CNN thought ISIS showed up at a gay pride parade with a flag covered in dildos and butt plugs.

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H/T Mashable | Screengrab via Luis Carnero/YouTube

David Britton

David Britton

David Britton is a writer and comedian based in Rhinebeck, New York who focuses on internet culture, memes, and viral news stories. He also writes for the Hard Times and is the creator of