In a bizarre television and spatial anomaly on CNN this morning, the blanket coverage of two true-crime stories led two news anchors to conduct an odd "satellite" interview from the very same parking lot, background traffic and all.
The two suspects are Ashleigh Banfield of CNN and Nancy Grace of Headline News, who were updating viewers on the latest from the ongoing and increasingly ugly Cleveland kidnapping story. (Grace being TV's leading expert on deviant crime.) At first it seems like a normal TV "remote," as Banfield interviews Grace from another location. Then the channel's graphics alert viewers: both anchors are in Phoenix. That's odd. Also: They're both outdoors, sitting in what looks to be a parking lot. And is that same building behind them?
Then things truly get bizarre. Watch the cars moving in the background of both shots:
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
CNN Anchors Pretend to Have Satellite Interview While They are Actually in Same Parking Lot
I would say I expect better from CNN, but... you know, it's CNN. From the Atlantic Wire:
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