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Ed Miliband Is Being Used As A Stock Picture On American TV News

A picture of the former Labour leader blowing his nose was used by NBC News to illustrate a segment about the flu season.

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Ed Miliband made a surprising appearance on late night US television on Sunday night.

A picture of the former Labour leader blowing his nose was used by NBC on its Nightly News programme to illustrate a segment about the risks of the flu season.

The channel has yet to clarify whether the use of a picture of Miliband was deliberate or not.

Flu season is the worst! Tonight on @NBCNightlyNews... everything you need to know about this year's flu:( https://t.co/asn5L2Yrq5

This is not the first time Miliband has made an unlikely appearance in American media; in October, the MP was pictured in a story on an alt-right website about someone who claimed to have arranged for Hillary Clinton to have sex with men and women.

Today’s US election alt-right madness: Hillary Clinton’s ‘[hitman/]fixer to set up exploits for her with both men a… https://t.co/RQQp8Chyf0

BuzzFeed News has reached out to Ed Miliband's office for comment.

Marie Le Conte is a politics and media reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

Contact Marie Le Conte at marie.leconte@buzzfeed.com.

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