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Cheney on CNN. The big 'X'!

by Kiddpeat / November 22, 2005 1:36 AM PST
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(NT) (NT) Hey... he looks just like Racer X ! :)
by grimgraphix / November 22, 2005 1:57 AM PST
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(NT) (NT) Didn't he always have that?
by Dan McC / November 22, 2005 2:21 AM PST
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Was Cheney ever a member of the Manson family?
by Josh K / November 22, 2005 2:36 AM PST

Seriously though, did the X follow him around or was it positioned in the dead center of the screen? Did it go away as soon as the camera was off Cheney?

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he was probably reading his speech from
by jonah jones / November 22, 2005 2:23 AM PST

a printout of an Outlook Express email


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It does in fact appear to have been a glitch
by Josh K / November 22, 2005 2:59 AM PST
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by Mark5019 / November 22, 2005 7:40 AM PST

CNN management has launched an internal investigation into how a giant black 'X' mark appeared over Vice President **** Cheney's face -- as he delivered a speech from Washington on Monday!

"We are taking this matter very, very seriously, and I can assure you no one at this network would ever deliberately place an 'X' over the vice president's face," a top CNN source, who asked not to be named at this time, said from New York.

A well-placed CNN insider claims a control room staffer "laughed" when the image appeared shortly after 11 am.

A careful review of the tape now shows a white colored 'X' was also transposed over Cheney's face during the speech, it appeared for less than 1/15 of a second, creating a startling flash effect.

CNN spokeswoman Laurie Goldberg emails: "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."

A rival network news director asks: "When has an 'X' ever aired on CNN before? Who had the graphic sitting in the key signal? Who generated the 'X'?"

The vice president himself is said to have brushed off the incident, a White House source said early Tuesday morning.


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(NT) (NT) It sounds like a Dan Rather moment.
by Kiddpeat / November 22, 2005 8:02 AM PST
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The culprit may be...
by caktus / November 22, 2005 11:56 AM PST

" a top CNN source, who asked not to be named at this time"

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I don't know, but a transition in a live broadcast sounds
by Kiddpeat / November 22, 2005 8:00 AM PST

like a bit of a stretch.

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(NT) (NT) Any idea what's involved in creating the "stretch"?
by caktus / November 24, 2005 1:57 AM PST
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what if ...
by grimgraphix / November 22, 2005 2:19 PM PST

it turns out to be some young republican intern who made a mistake ?

A tempest in a tea cup ! Get over it and readjust your tin foil hats you conspiracy freaks. Wink


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by Josh K / November 22, 2005 10:16 PM PST
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If "The Left" wanted to portray Cheney as a symbol of evil, death and decay, all they'd have to do is leave the camera and mic on. No X needed.

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Then we'll know it was an honest mistake. However, we know
by Kiddpeat / November 22, 2005 11:43 PM PST
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it wasn't a Republican. It's already been reported that somebody laughed when the graphic came up. Only a Democrat would be that intellectually challenged.

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I doubt it, Grim...
by J. Vega / November 22, 2005 11:50 PM PST
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I doubt it, Grim, running a switcher is not an intern position, it takes a long time to master a Grass Valley switcher (or any other brand for that matter).

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(NT) (NT) Don't freak out :))))))
by caktus / November 24, 2005 2:00 AM PST
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Come on it wasn't juste Cheney
by Rick S / November 22, 2005 10:24 PM PST

Ted Kennedy was on and XXXL appeared on his head.

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by grimgraphix / November 23, 2005 12:28 AM PST
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