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November 22, 2005

CNN Resorting to Popcorn Frames?


Yesterday Vice-President Cheney gave an excellent speech (link via Mike's America), in which he blew away the cloud of distortions that the media and congressional Democrats have created in their attempt to cause an American defeat in Iraq that they can then pin on Republicans. Cheney made it obvious to any reasonable person that surrendering to al-Qaeda — as some Democrats have recommended, using cowardly euphemisms like "redeployment" — simply is not an option.

CNN had no choice but to broadcast the speech, and could not dispute the truth and logic of what Cheney said. But Drudge brought something interesting to light: in the speech as broadcast by CNN, large black X's appear over the Vice-President's face for less than a second at a time in what looks like a ham-fisted attempt to employ the subliminal "popcorn frame" tactic that used to be used to convince moviegoers they were thirsty for a Coke. Could this have been a deliberate — if somewhat childish — attempt to discredit Cheney in the minds of viewers?

Actually, this was very possibly an accident. But it does sort of remind you of USA Today's anti-Condi PhotoShop fun. Just to play it safe, I would advise avoiding the mainstream media.

Posted by Van Helsing at November 22, 2005 8:43 AM


Yeah, Cheney does a fine job of discrediting himself. He doesn't need CNN to do that for him.

Posted by: Rob B. at November 22, 2005 8:53 AM

In a way, puerile antics such as this by the moonbats are sad, as it shows to me at least, just how intellectually impotent they've become.

Posted by: ex-expat at November 22, 2005 9:06 AM

CNN? Who the hell watches CNN?

Posted by: nikko at November 22, 2005 9:21 AM

"Cheney" along with "truth" and "logic" all in the same sentence.

Thanks for my laugh for the day!

Posted by: Ronald Reagan at November 22, 2005 2:37 PM