Skip to comments.X Marks the Vice President
Posted on 11/22/2005 4:16:00 AM PST by saveliberty
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Well, this is quite a story on Drudge right now:
At 11:04:45 AM ET Monday CNN was airing Vice President Dick Cheney's speech live from the American Enterprise Institute in Washington -- when a large black 'X' repeatedly flashed over the vice president's face!
I just got an e-mail from someone who says Drudge will be on Fox News at 9:45 p.m. to talk about it. I'm guessing CNN won't cover the story tonight.
UPDATE 9:50 p.m.: Drudge is on now (without a hat!)and says the X showed up each time for 1/15 of a second, so you couldn't see it unless you slowed down the tape. No one at CNN is talking to Drudge about it.
Alan Colmes: Do you think it was purposeful?
AC: Is it possible this only happened on your set?
Drudge: No, this has been confirmed.
AC: Do you think it's evidence of the liberal media?
Drudge: I don't know...I just find it rather alarming that this is being subliminally sent out on the airwaves.
UPDATE 10:01 p.m.: The Political Teen has video of the Cheney speech, slowed down for the X-effect.
UPDATE 11:42p.m.: Jeff Harrell has a full analysis and serious questions about the video linked above. He has written The Political Teen for clarification, but hasn't heard from him yet. More as soon as I hear it.
Right at the end of the segment, Alan Colmes read a statement from CNN, which I found at TV Newser but not at CNN.com.
Responding to TVNewser's request for comment this evening, a CNN spokesperson explained: "This was a technolgical malfunction, not an issue of operator error. A portion of the switcher experienced a momentary glitch."
Not much of an "official statement," as Colmes called it. Considering how suspect the X incident looks, I think we deserve just a little more than that-- especially those of us who remember this little incident. Bias? What bias?
UPDATE 12:09a.m.: Michelle Malkin gets an e-mail from someone with apparent technical knowledge who says, "It's possible it was a mistake. It isn't likely it was a mistake."
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Fox & Friends just talked about this. Just when I thought the Communist News Network couldn't get any worse.
In case you missed this.
They are an unpaid asset to Karl Rove. How can they think that this helps them?
It'll be interesting to see if CNN issues an apology or just pretends this didn't happen. My money is on the latter.
Very odd. Thanks for posting updates!
Kind of reminds me of the Boston Globe headline "Mush from the Wimp" on a Carter speech. It was a "mistake" in the sense that it wasn't supposed to get printed. It was not a mistake in the sense that no one knew how it got there.
It looks like there is more text than just the "X". It's right across the news ticker portion of the screen. Wonder what it says?
Thanks SL:) It's hard to know how it happened- not likely we'll learn it from CNN, though.
:-) I agree.
PS I am a Pat fan in Massachusetts. Please don't hold my state against me :D
You are most welcome. :-)
CNN should have their license pulled.
There's a reason why we locals call it the "Glob" :-)
Talking about it on Fox right now.
Viewer comments and emails running 10-1 against technical problem. ;-D
I'm guessing the execs over at CNN are mad as hell Fox is talking about it.
It looks as though it exed out all of the lower portion of the summary that Cheney said that they didn't prohibit dissent.
What is this ... a Saturday Night Dead skit?
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