“X” Marks The Veep

You really can’t make this stuff up.
It’s as if CNN is trying to become SNL.
More from Drudge.
Update: Evan Coyne Maloney says

A number of conservative bloggers are criticizing CNN under the assumption that the glitch (or not-glitch) was both deliberate and an example of political bias.
Sorry guys, I don’t see it. I recognize the possibility, but I also recognize a much larger number of possibilities for actual glitches in video production….
…Maybe CNN should get the benefit of the doubt. There’s an old saying: Never ascribe to malice that which can be explained by incompetence. Given CNN’s recent performance in the marketplace, that statement seems apt.

I’m not convinced. It seems a little too convenient, does it not, that this ‘glitch’ appears only on Cheney? Anyone else in all the thousands of live feeds and transitions done by CNN over the years ever have the same sort of glitch?

8 Responses to ““X” Marks The Veep”

  1. X marks the spot ~ does that mean Tricky Dick’s a National Treasure?
    CNN is tap dancing (they use X’s for stage marks, too, ya know) and a rival news director is asking the hard questions like:

    “When has an ‘X’ ever aired on CNN before? Who had the graphic sitting in the key signal? Who generated the ‘X’?”

    Where’s Mully and Sculder when you need them? Stay tuned for more X-Files.

  2. Ken Summers says:

    “Never ascribe to malice that which can be explained by incompetence”.
    Brain terminal and some others think it’s probably just incompetence. It looks like the X was supposed to be a transition marker (but you never know).

  3. The_Real_JeffS says:

    Michelle Malking is following this — the “X” appears to be a glitch, although that is not fully confirmed.

  4. The_Real_JeffS says:

    Sorry, that should be “Malkin”. My bad….

  5. Nightfly says:

    Malking? Bias! Bias in the blogosphere! Quick, cache the page! Call CNN! (Or Pax, or whoever still takes these calls…)

  6. Crusader says:

    Prolly happened a bunch of times to Kerry and Dean, but there was noone watching to see it……

  7. GALA says:

    Someone said to me that because the “X” is so perfectly centered on V.P. Cheney, that it seems deliberate.

  8. Mr. Bingley says:

    Well, the centering I guess could have happened even in an error, as the camera was centered on him.

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