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

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    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."

    One top White House source expressed concern about what was aired over CNN.

    "Is someone in Atlanta trying to tell us something?"

    A CNN spokesman did not return repeated calls late Monday night.
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    http://www.drudgereport.com/flash3cnc.htm


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    "One top White House source expressed concern about what was aired over CNN."

    Oh my... and here the White House thought they had CNN under control...someone is sooo fired!

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    They can't control the alphabet!
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    CNN explains 'X' glitch over Cheney's face

    Wed Nov 23, 9:41 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - CNN apologized on Tuesday and offered a rare explanation from its control booth for a technical glitch many viewers failed to notice -- a large "X" the network flashed over Vice President Dick Cheney's face.

    The wayward graphic, which CNN said lasted for about one-seventh of a second, appeared during the network's live coverage of Cheney's speech on Monday addressing critics of the Bush administration's conduct of the war in Iraq.

    Word of the snafu quickly surfaced on the Internet, including still photos of the image posted by online columnist Matt Drudge, along with a story suggesting that some who saw the momentary "X" thought it might have been deliberate.

    CNN, a unit of Time Warner Inc., later issued a mea culpa saying an investigation by senior management concluded "this was a technical malfunction, not an issue of operator error" and expressing regret for the incident.

    The network followed up with a special on-air segment during its "CNN Live Today" broadcast, in which anchor Daryn Kagan joined the network's technical manager, Steve Alperin, in the control room to offer a fuller explanation.

    The "X" image, a place-holding marker used by technicians to cue up graphics, is not supposed to be visible to viewers but was inadvertently projected onto the screen by a malfunction in a "switcher" device, they explained.

    "So, for all the conspiracy theories out there," Kagan said, " ... that's not what this is about. It's a computer bug that people deal with everyday. It's just that ours was in front of millions of people."

    A spokesman for the vice president said Cheney had no comment on the incident.
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    now THAT's fuckin' hilarious!! maybe god's trying to tell the bastard something?
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    Drudge is still playing it up like it's a REALLY IMPORTANT STORY. Bear in mind the Drudge wouldn't know a REALLY IMPORTANT STORY if it smacked him in the head.
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    Maybe those were really Osama's crosshairs...

    /just kidding -- don't send any MIBs

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