Hey Drudge followers, I heard there is a big sale on tin-foil hats right now so you better get a buyin’.
Earlier tonight, CNN accidentally cut into the Oval Office as Bush was rehearsing his speech. It aired for about 16 seconds before CNN realized the error and went back to the situation room. You can view the video of this at Crooks and Liars.
Of course Matt Drudge is all over this and trying to label it as another conspiracy, as he did the the X over Cheney’s face:
CNN AIRS BUSH REHEARSAL LIVE; NETWORK CALLS MISTAKE
CNN aired President Bush rehearsing his immigration speech from the Oval Office on Monday night!
The embarrassing images and audio [16 seconds total] captured the president starting and stopping his message, then looking at the White House media advisor for direction.
“The president is rehearsing and the network pool inadvertently went to the president as he is rehearsing,” anchor Wolf Blitzer explained.
FOXNEWS, MSNBC, CBS, ABC and other outlets did not air the rehearsal.
The slip comes just six months after CNN mistakenly placed a bold black ‘X’ mark over Vice President Cheney’s face as he gave a speech.
Now this has been on Drudge’s site since 8:37 this evening. That is 3 1/2 hours ago. What Drudge fails to tell you (because his stories like this are always “developing” and they end like that) is this:
President Bush was briefly caught in the floodlights Monday night when NBC News, which was operating the television camera in the Oval Office, gave him the cue to begin his speech too early.
A few minutes before the scheduled 8:01 p.m. EDT start time, CNN showed the president reciting the opening lines of his prime time address.
He was well into the second paragraph of his prepared remarks on immigration before NBC realized the error and told him to stop speaking. Only a few seconds were broadcast on CNN.
“There was a miscommunicated cue from our pool in the Oval Office for the president,” said NBC News deputy Washington bureau chief Wendy Wilkinson. She said the network restarted the address on schedule after it realized the error.
Notice that last part? It was NBC who made the mistake. Of course Matt has a problem saying that because it will destroy his little conspiracy followers wet dream that CNN is out to destroy the President. Hey Matt – It isn’t CNN, MSNBC, or any one else out to destroy the President. Bush is finally seeing a job through – destroying himself.
Now all you little
Dale Dribbles Drudge followers out there, you can get back to your tinfoil hats and worrying that the immigrants are coming in order to start a war in our country.