So, you've already heard about the big X that appeared over Vice President Dick Cheney's face during a CNN broadcast. Now, we all have our own ideas about media bias, so a lot of us were reluctant to jump to conclusions. (Yours truly has refrained from posting on this until now.) And even some cautious right-of-center bloggers were willing to accept the theory that the X was just an innocuous technical glitch of some sort. But Bill Quick of Daily Pundit has the exclusive scoop:
CNN Employee On Tape: Cheney "X" Is "Freedom of Speech" - "Tell Bush And Cheney To Stop Lying"
EXCLUSIVE - MUST CREDIT BILL QUICK OF DAILY PUNDIT
*** LATEST UPDATE - CNN CONFIRMS AUTHENTICITY OF CALL, FIRES REPRESENTATIVE ***
*** SEE UPDATE BELOW - PRESKA THOMAS DEFENDS AUTHENTICITY OF TAPE ***
What call? Well, go to the link and get the full details - including audio of a viewer's phone call to CNN, and a (now ex-)employee's unhinged response. Seems that somebody at CNN decided it was a case of "freedom of speech." (Hmmm... does that sound like a "technical glitch" to you?)
Hats off to some very dedicated investigative bloggers.