CNN Explains X Glitch On-Air

By Brian 

A very smart move on the part of CNN:

“CNN’s Daryn Kagan said it was a computer glitch, not a staffer’s editorial comment, that caused a big, black X to appear briefly over the face of Vice President Dick Cheney during its coverage of his speech Monday about the War in Iraq,” Broadcasting & Cable says.

“Saying the glitch was being blogged into a conspiracy theory, the company took a couple of minutes on air to explain what happened and pledge to take steps to prevent a repeat…The X was a computer placesaver for the CNN logo as the network was readying the graphic switch from the VP to an anchor. That cue is not supposed to make it to air, but did, a network tech exec explained to Kagan.” Drudge has posted the transcript…