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News Anchor Mistakes Samuel L. Jackson for Laurence Fishburne

Photo of Sam Adams By Sam Adams | Criticwire February 10, 2014 at 2:48PM

A local news correspondent congratulated the RoboCop star on his Matrix-themed Super Bowl spot. Just one problem...
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If the whole being his own genre thing doesn't work out, Samuel L. Jackson can always make a living holding clueless journalists' feet to the fire. You may recall about this time last year he stuck it to a reporter who wanted to discuss Django Unchained's use of "the n-word" without actually saying the word, and this time it's a local news correspondent who wants to congratulate him on his big Super Bowl ad. One problem: The Matrix-themed ad actually starred Laurence Fishburne. You can see the reporter turning sideways as off-camera personnel desperately try to rescue him from the gaffe, but Jackson catches on, and resists the reporter's attempt to pivoty to the more value-neutral subject of the RoboCop remake, in which Jackson plays -- irony alert! -- a TV talk-show host. 


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