Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Something subliminal at CNN

posted by Rob at 1:29 PM

The Drudge Report is all over "X-gate," which involves a mysterious graphic covering the face of VP Dick Cheney during a live CNN telecast of a speech yesterday.

According to Drudge, "CNN spokeswoman Laurie Goldberg emails: 'We concluded this was a technological malfunction not an issue of operator error.'"

Let's take them at their word. It was a mistake. At least the word "RATS" didn't sneak on the screen:
WOODRUFF: Well, some people in the advertising industry say they believe the inclusion of the word "RATS" was intentional, even if it was not designed to send a subliminal or subconscious message.

CNN's Beth Fouhy has more on the spot, and the possible strategy behind it.

I wonder about the possible strategy behind the Cheney X. Was someone in the CNN control room busy watching the Game Show network?


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