CNN Employees A Bit Touchy About The Cheney "X"

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Daily Pundit’s Bill Quick shares the recording of a call made by some marketing wackos named Team Hollywood to CNN’s Headline News desk.

The poor schlub answering the phone attempts to engage the caller in a rhetorical argument about whether CNN’s placing a large letter “X” over Vice President Dick Cheney during a speech Monday was free speech (See our previous coverage). Getting nowhere with that approach he finally just confesses his true feelings. Listen and learn…

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A couple of quotes from the CNN minion…

Maam, it was just a comment or opinion of someone watching the speech.

The point is, tell them to stop lying.

Tell your President to stop lying.

If you don’t like it don’t watch.

Update: Bill Quick interviews the Team Hollywood people who claim the tape is 100% real. A little Googling on one of the firms principals indicates they’re a bit “out there,” hence my use of the term “wackos.” Just because they’re self-promoting media whores doesn’t mean they aren’t right…

Update 2: Bill Quick confirms with CNN that the tape is authentic, and learns that CNN has terminated the employee.

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