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Subliminable Messages

November 22nd, 2005 at 9:01 am by Preston Taylor Holmes

(via Drudge’s Blog)

 

CNN MARKS CHENEY: NETWORK FLASHES ‘X’ OVER VP’S FACE DURING LIVE SPEECH

**Exclusive**

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!

The ‘X’ over Cheney’s face appeared each time less than a second, creating an odd subliminal effect.

As this DRUDGE REPORT screen capture reveals, while one ‘X’ flashed over Cheney’s face CNN ran a headline at the bottom of its screen: “CHENEY: I DO NOT BELIEVE IT IS WRONG TO CRITICIZE.”

Can’t CNN at least pretend to disguise their hatred? I mean…. even just a little?

One side note to the story: whoever caught the “X” screenshot during the Vice President’s appearance missed a couple of other subliminable messages that CNN used during the broadcast.

There was the Family Feud-style X with accompanying buzzer sound during one of Cheney’s remarks:

There was a chickenhawk reference:

A welcome distraction for the male demographic:

Where’s the beef?:

And the inexplicable:

Seems to me that CNN has a hell of a lot to answer for.

UPDATE:

Great response from the folks at Stop the ACLU:

Also see: GOP and the City

GLITCH:

Junkyard Blog and Michelle Malkin are both convinced it was just a glitch. Maybe it was, but any fun at CNN’s expense is still worth poking. False but accurate, you know. Thanks either way, CNN!


14 Responses to “Subliminable Messages”

  1. Stop The ACLU Says:

    CNN Puts Out Subliminal Messages

    Cross-posted from Right on the Right:
    Drudge caught this, and it’s rather startling.

    CNN PUTS X OVER CHENEY’S FACE DURING HIS SPEECH, DRUDGE CATCHES IT
    XXXXX DRUDGE REPORT XXXXX MON NOV 21, 2005 21:25:35 ET XXXXX
    CNN MARKS CHENEY: NE…

  2. Cranky Says:

    Great Clara Peller’s Ghost! That was brilliant.

  3. Swap Blog Says:

    CNN Cheney

    For those that missed it, CNN flashed a black “X” over Vice President Dick CheneyÂ’s face several times yesterday during a live speech. If it had happened once then that is a accident, but the fact that it happened numerous times does raise some ques…

  4. Gop and the City Says:

    X Blocks O

    Peter Marshall: In ancient times, after a battle, the losers would present the winners with a handful of grass. What did this symbolize?
    VP Dick Cheney: The losers were Democrats!
    -quote from Hollywood Squares

  5. Unpartisan.com Political News and Blog Aggregator Says:

    Cheney Lashes Out at Bush’s Iraq Critics

    Vice President Dick Cheney on Monday said he strongly disagrees with a battle-tested congressman who

  6. Smantix Says:

    Seriously Preston.

    Survey Sez! Or the ghost of Richard Dawson’s Rolex.

  7. Feisty Says:

    I think the “inexplicable” was catering to the gay over-50-years-old male demographic.

  8. Michelle Malkin Says:

    CNN’S X-MEN…UPDATE: IT WAS JUST A GLITCH…OR NOT?

    ***see updates*** Ok, just got home and have been deluged with e-mails asking for comment and more info on the Drudge Report’s big story tonight about CNN’s X-tra special treatment of Vice President Cheney. It’s seemingly reminiscent of the MSM…

  9. Point Five Says:

    CNN Vigorously Defends Cheney X-ing

    fter angry cries from bloggers and conservative pundits over a large, superimposed X broadcast over the face of Vice President Dick Cheney, CNN has issued a statement explaining that far from an underhanded attack……

  10. JunkYardBlog Says:

    Dick Cheney: X-Man?

    I’m not one to defend CNN very often, but this is a glitch. I’ve been on both sides of the camera and switcher during live news broadcasts, and I’ve seen glitches come and go. They happen all the time. I…

  11. Smantix Says:

    That would explain Anderson Cooper.

  12. jeff Says:

    Well gee, I guess you don’t get the benefit of the doubt when your president had to resign after lying about American GIs targeting journalists in Iraq

  13. File it Under Says:

    THE X-FACTOR CONTINUES

    Well, holy cow!

    See what you miss when you work!

    It seems that during CNN’s coverage of the Cheney press conference a big X was placed over Cheney’s head.

  14. Running Scared Says:

    The “X” Factor – the saga continues

    As we discussed yesterday, (link at bottom of post) CNN was said to be looking into why a large black “X” appeared over the face of Vice President Dick Cheney as he gave a speech on Monday night on CNN. Right wing bloggers were quick to accuse CNN of…

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