:: Monday, November 21, 2005 ::
"When has an 'X' ever aired on CNN before? Who had the graphic sitting in the key signal? Who generated the 'X'?"
I don't know how Drudge manages to keep up with this stuff but CNNs X-out of Chaney's face during a live speech is a devestating gotcha for MSM. What in the hell are these people thinking?! This is more than a little mistake - it's a Rathergate moment for the wounded cable network. Somebody made an enourmous error in judgement tonight. Given the nature of the transgression, it's obvious management isn't keeping tabs on the moonbat juveniles who are probably in charge of the characture generators in the control room. CNN should release a statement immediately exposing the identity and employment status of the person or persons responsible. They should also issue an immediate and sincere apology to the Vice President outlining any steps that have been taken to dismiss those reponsible for the act.
Here are a few questions we probably already know the answers to:
Will the NYTs investigate CNN?
Will broadcast news investigate CNN?
Will the AP investigate CNN?
Will NPR investigate CNN?
Will PBS investigate CNN?
Will 60 Minutes investigate CNN?
Will you see CNN in your morning paper?
How about Editor and Publisher? Will they get to the bottom of it XGate?
I can't imagine who in the hell CNN thought might benefit from such a sophomoric stunt but the obvious BIG winner is FOX NEWS. Way to go moonbats; you just joined the Jayson Blair/Baghdad-Bob school of journalism.
Update: CNN was insisting the X-Out was a technical glitch but now Drudge is reporting "control room staffer 'laughed' when X flashed". This is no 'technical glitch'.
Update 2: Blogger heavyweight Glenn Reynolds weighs in with "it's no big deal" - I've produced a few televison spots, sat in the control room and watched the process first hand and this is no mistake. Especially now that it has been revealed that a white X flashed before the black X - classical, if not a little heavy-handed attempt at subliminal imaging. I think this is a big deal. Would Fox have pulled the same stunt - say over an image of John Kerry - MSM would be in high-gear calling for heads to roll. Again; this is by no means a technical glitch. Somebody did this intentionally.
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