...or on how it wasn't a hoax
now the bastard doesn't want to spend too much more time on this because i had a funny bit of miscoordination with the dubble platinum elder this morning but more on that later. apparently this "x" business has grown legs and cnn is launching an internal investigation. it can be read at drudge but here it is because of the bastard's love that dare not speak it's name for cutting and pasting:
XXXXX DRUDGE REPORT XXXXX TUE NOV 22, 2005 08:25:48 ET XXXXX
CNN SENIOR MANAGEMENT LAUNCHES INVESTIGATION OF CHENEY 'X'; CONTROL ROOM STAFFER 'LAUGHED' WHEN X FLASHED
CNN management has launched an internal investigation into how a giant black 'X' mark appeared over Vice President Dick Cheney's face -- as he delivered a speech from Washington on Monday!
"We are taking this matter very, very seriously, and I can assure you no one at this network would ever deliberately place an 'X' over the vice president's face," a top CNN source, who asked not to be named at this time, said from New York.
A well-placed CNN insider claims a control room staffer "laughed" when the image appeared shortly after 11 am.
A careful review of the tape now shows a white colored 'X' was also transposed over Cheney's face during the speech, it appeared for less than 1/15 of a second, creating a startling flash effect.
CNN spokeswoman Laurie Goldberg emails: "We concluded this was a technological malfunction not an issue of operator error. A portion of the switcher experienced a momentary glitch. We obviously regret that it happened and are working on the equipment to ensure it is not repeated."
A rival network news director asks: "When has an 'X' ever aired on CNN before? Who had the graphic sitting in the key signal? Who generated the 'X'?"
The vice president himself is said to have brushed off the incident, a White House source said early Tuesday morning.
now i know what your saying. "bastard, this is merely just a diversion from the real facts. that cheney is the devil and he eats babies and george bush is a dummy/evil genius. and does this ché guevara shirt make me look fat, or like an iconoclast? or perhaps a sheep for pimping the head of castro's firing squad?" i don't know kids and yes you do look fat in that shirt. but, i'll say this. this is just some fucking clownshoes for all of us to have something to talk about at the dinner table this thursday. the real issue i'd rather discusss is perhaps the content of cheney's speech. or perhaps on how i think that joe biden is a bag of shit. but in the meantime the bastard would like to drink his coffee and look at forever. get to work stupid!!!