Monday, November 21, 2005

CNN Brands Vice President With "X" During Speech

Subliminal Message? Editorializing? Dick Cheney gave a stirring speech live from the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, DC on Monday and it was carried by all the cable networks. But in an odd incident TVs tuned to CNN saw a large black 'X' repeatedly flashed over the vice president's face.

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CNN responded, only after being called out by the FoxNews program "Hannity and Colmes", with this explanation:

"Upon seeing this unfortunate but very brief graphic, CNN senior management immediately investigated. We concluded this was a technological malfunction not an issue of operator error. A portion of the switcher experienced a momentary glitch. We obviously regret that it happened and are working on the equipment to ensure it is not repeated."
The story says the graphic appeared repeatedly, but only during the speech. Curious...