CNN, Just Give Up

Mark-Potts by Mark-Potts on May. 08, 2013

You had a good run, CNN. There's no reason to be ashamed, you just tried too hard and went too far. You wanted to stay relevant but you put morons in charge, and on screen, and now you're kind of a joke just waiting to happen.

Their newest debacle might be their best yet. While covering the on-going events in Cleveland, where Charles Ramsay saved three women who had been missing for nearly a decade, CNN anchor Ashleigh Banfield had a satellite interview with Headline News correspondent and succubus, Nancy Grace. Except, something was off. Check out this GIF:

Did you notice something? Was it the timestamp error in the top right corner? Maybe that was a mistake. But what about the red Nissan Xterra that passed behind the Devil (right), then behind Banfield (left)? Possible a crazy coincidence?

Or what about this?

Or this?

In summary: CNN faked a satellite interview with two people in the same town - in the same parking lot - and they didn't even bother to make any attempt to hide it.

Just give up, CNN. It's over. No one can take you seriously anymore. If you're not willing to make an effort to be better then why should we make an effort to watch? And this is coming weeks after the last error you made that "blew up" in your face:

And that was after CNN reported erroneously that a suspect had been arrested in the Boston Marathon bombings, which wasn't true.

That's it, CNN. Too many big errors in too little time. Time to send you off to pasture. If I were my mom and you were a dog that my son loved for 15 years that was just getting too slow and sleeping most of the days, I would tell you I was going to take him to a farm but really take him to a vet and put him down (however, my dog Sam is happily living on a farm, now 30 years old. My mom said he was still running around, too!)

But we can only blame ourselves, really. We should have seen this coming back in 2008 when CNN, a purported news organization, brought musician (in the loosest of ways) Will.I.Am to set as a hologram...

Now, let's get to that farm.

- Mark (twitter)

122 comments
Collin-Johnson-893
Collin-Johnson-893 User

I was watching one of these news clips the other day... Nancy said her and the other correspondent were only feet away from each other. At the Jodi Arias trial... in Phoenix. She is in the news van and the other person was outside ...

Collin-Johnson-893
Collin-Johnson-893

I was watching one of these news clips the other day... Nancy said her and the other correspondent were only feet away from each other. At the Jodi Arias trial... in Phoenix. She is in the news van and the other person was outside ...

Rakeer
Rakeer

We'll always have wonderful FOX News /s

Earnest-Pettie
Earnest-Pettie moderator User

Go to the search box, and type in Fox News.

TatoLara
TatoLara

Nancy Grace was in the studio with a screen in the background broadcasting live

No_Toe
No_Toe

Don't forget Erin Burnett's interview with John Hansman about the Bagram 747 crash. "Did something go wrong here, or not?" Face palm....

Netalius
Netalius User

All news you see on TV is skewed garbage. They applaud the police response in Boston but no one knows that normal civilians were pulled out of there houses at gun point and had their homes ransacked without warrants. The cops where even walking down the street kicking down random garbage cans and informing via loudspeaker to anyone filming that they would be arrested. Orwell had a point.

Netalius
Netalius

All news you see on TV is skewed garbage. They applaud the police response in Boston but no one knows that normal civilians were pulled out of there houses at gun point and had their homes ransacked without warrants. The cops where even walking down the street kicking down random garbage cans and informing via loudspeaker to anyone filming that they would be arrested. Orwell had a point.

wellwhatevernevermind
wellwhatevernevermind User

lol, i love the narrative that there is a liberal swing on most media. what is considered right wing media (fox, drudge, blaze) is so far right it's off any graph of comparison. It's fascist supremacist media.

wellwhatevernevermind
wellwhatevernevermind

lol, i love the narrative that there is a liberal swing on most media. what is considered right wing media (fox, drudge, blaze) is so far right it's off any graph of comparison. It's fascist supremacist media.

Mark-Messinger-385
Mark-Messinger-385

Funny... it's almost like this massive fraud has just been discovered, almost.

Nightwolf2013
Nightwolf2013 User

All mainstream media is nothing but another reality show with terrible characters reporting lies to boost ratings. What a joke. This grudge between hippie libs. and their MSNBC and Pompous Cons. and their FOX news is nothing but a farce.

Nightwolf2013
Nightwolf2013

All mainstream media is nothing but another reality show with terrible characters reporting lies to boost ratings. What a joke. This grudge between hippie libs. and their MSNBC and Pompous Cons. and their FOX news is nothing but a farce.

JoeNathan
JoeNathan

CNN is about as reputable as Fox. I take that back. Nothing is as bad as Fox.

The-Langolier
The-Langolier UserTop Commenter

Mark Potts. How the F U C K do you not understand how a green screen works? Both of those people are in some building, with a green screen behind them. How can you not see that the lighting and film quality doesn't match from foreground to background? The footage behind them is recorded at the correct location, and clearly a flaw was made when projecting. As usual, an article posted on break is already outdated news.

The-Langolier
The-Langolier

Mark Potts. How the F U C K do you not understand how a green screen works? Both of those people are in some building, with a green screen behind them. How can you not see that the lighting and film quality doesn't match from foreground to background? The footage behind them is recorded at the correct location, and clearly a flaw was made when projecting. As usual, an article posted on break is already outdated news.

urkkish
urkkish User

Back in 2003 when I was in Kirkuk, Iraq, CNN ran a story that there was heavy fight in the city and showed footage of a town being attacked by heavy artillery. The "on location" reporter was beside a landmark sign outside Kirkuk, and you could see the blasts behind him in Kirkuk's direction. I was in Kirkuk. Not just near, I was in downtown Kirkuk, nothing was happening, children were playing and we were dicking around looking for somebody to shoot. Don't believe 90% of the crap they

urkkish
urkkish

Back in 2003 when I was in Kirkuk, Iraq, CNN ran a story that there was heavy fight in the city and showed footage of a town being attacked by heavy artillery. The "on location" reporter was beside a landmark sign outside Kirkuk, and you could see the blasts behind him in Kirkuk's direction. I was in Kirkuk. Not just near, I was in downtown Kirkuk, nothing was happening, children were playing and we were dicking around looking for somebody to shoot. Don't believe 90% of the crap they

AZZHOLIO
AZZHOLIO

Are you serious? I'll assume you're just ignorant. They killed a cop for one of the guns. The other was bought off the street. Last time I checked they dont perform background checks in alleys. Low info voter hell !! More like no info voter.

kingdomofnothing
kingdomofnothing User

Can't wait to see Jon Stewart's response to this...

xWAxCOx
xWAxCOx User

Upon second glance, I'm pretty sure neither of them are actually there. I'm quite certain they're both in front of green screens. Not that I don't think CNN has made fools of themselves in the past, but in this case, I think they're innocent

xWAxCOx
xWAxCOx

Upon second glance, I'm pretty sure neither of them are actually there. I'm quite certain they're both in front of green screens. Not that I don't think CNN has made fools of themselves in the past, but in this case, I think they're innocent

lillyandra
lillyandra User

Let the media take our guns we are sheeple we just want to be led quit making us think break you so mean.

lillyandra
lillyandra

Let the media take our guns we are sheeple we just want to be led quit making us think break you so mean.

Mike-Pizzo-768
Mike-Pizzo-768

Break you are as washed up and irrelevant as you are accusing CNN to be. Do we all not remember the fake prank videos Break staged in a fake prank contest?

Mike-Pizzo-768
Mike-Pizzo-768

Break you are as washed up and irrelevant as you are accusing CNN to be. Do we all not remember the fake prank videos Break staged in a fake prank contest?

PlatoLemonjello-899
PlatoLemonjello-899

If you just believe everything you see and hear in the media, everything will be OK. They're professionals. Relax. Go with the flow. Stop being so critical.

Rye_Encoke
Rye_Encoke User

That was awesome. I have stopped watching CNN ages ago but this was great, just proof that I was right to avoid them years ago.

Rye_Encoke
Rye_Encoke

That was awesome. I have stopped watching CNN ages ago but this was great, just proof that I was right to avoid them years ago.

niceboy_al
niceboy_al User

I really dislike CNN (see my other comment), but I are you sure Nancy Grace was not sitting in front of a blue screen in the studio? And the scenes behind her are from a camera at the same location where the other anchor is?

niceboy_al
niceboy_al

I really dislike CNN (see my other comment), but I are you sure Nancy Grace was not sitting in front of a blue screen in the studio? And the scenes behind her are from a camera at the same location where the other anchor is?

lillyandra
lillyandra User

Do not forget hipsters and hillbillies and red staters. We all have to battle each other for one ignorant side of the government of the other. Ooh my guy won taxes will go up yeah. Dangit your guy won taxes will go up boo.

lillyandra
lillyandra

Do not forget hipsters and hillbillies and red staters. We all have to battle each other for one ignorant side of the government of the other. Ooh my guy won taxes will go up yeah. Dangit your guy won taxes will go up boo.

Break Robot
Break Robot moderator

Break Robot says you are hilarious.

The-Langolier
The-Langolier UserTop Commenter

He's been saying for years that cnn sucks.

xWAxCOx
xWAxCOx User

Lol, good luck shooting down F-35's with your dad's hunting rifle

xWAxCOx
xWAxCOx

Lol, good luck shooting down F-35's with your dad's hunting rifle

xWAxCOx
xWAxCOx User

I'm almost certain of it, the angles of the hosts and the background don't quite match up, neither does the lighting. Nancy Grace's complexion is completely different than the surrounding light

mediabanana
mediabanana User

Curious about that as well -I can't find any actual footage of this broadcast, only the gif shown here. I mean, are they even pretending to have a satellite conversation, or just reporting from the same parking lot and showing you both reporters?

xWAxCOx
xWAxCOx

I'm almost certain of it, the angles of the hosts and the background don't quite match up, neither does the lighting. Nancy Grace's complexion is completely different than the surrounding light

mediabanana
mediabanana

Curious about that as well -I can't find any actual footage of this broadcast, only the gif shown here. I mean, are they even pretending to have a satellite conversation, or just reporting from the same parking lot and showing you both reporters?

The-Langolier
The-Langolier UserTop Commenter

I didn't say anything that was meant to be funny. Half of the article is flawed, which makes it annoying to read. The other half seems like break is trying to board a ship that has already set sail and has reached its destination.

The-Langolier
The-Langolier

I didn't say anything that was meant to be funny. Half of the article is flawed, which makes it annoying to read. The other half seems like break is trying to board a ship that has already set sail and has reached its destination.

niceboy_al
niceboy_al User

Yeah I am suspecting they did that to add drama, which is an essential part of any news coverage these days. Kinda like when they have exciting background music while an anchor is starting to cover the news.

niceboy_al
niceboy_al

Yeah I am suspecting they did that to add drama, which is an essential part of any news coverage these days. Kinda like when they have exciting background music while an anchor is starting to cover the news.