From Drudge:
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 official gave this response to the matter via TVNewser:
"Upon seeing this unfortunate but very brief graphic, CNN senior management immediately investigated. We concluded this was a technological malfunction not an issue of operator error.
Our NSM-3000 equipment experienced a momentary glitch.  Nervous System Manipulation is not intended to operate through the insertion of single-frame images but rather by modulation of the signal.
We obviously regret that it happened and are working on the equipment to ensure it is not repeated."

I'm very glad they clarified that.

[Via: MemeStreams]

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