For years now, the American electorate has considered CNN to have a rather obvious political slant, but he latest accusations of bias are a doozy.
CNN and other mainstream news sources have long appeared to have a penchant for the liberal left, with a vast majority of the network’s hosts displaying the sort of political prejudice that would see them booted from jury duty.
And it’s not just the rhetoric they promote that makes this so, as eagle-eyed viewers noted a strange shift in the coverage of Joe Biden’s Thursday night address.
CNN is facing questions from critics after the network was busted altering the lighting for President Biden’s Thursday address, softening the blood-red hues to calmer shades of pink.
The president came in for withering mockery online for the harsh black and red backdrop, with many comparing the optics to “Star Wars” and “V for Vendetta.”
While networks like CNN, MSNBC, CBS and C-SPAN carrying the speech all originally appeared consistent, CNN noticeably altered the color of the background from red to pink in real-time.
Eagle-eyed cable news watchers pounced on the shift. The story was reported in Mediaite, which put the CNN footage up side-by-side against other networks, showing that the CNN switch was not a technical problem that hit all networks.
“CNN appears to have tweaked the video of Biden’s speech from demonic red to Pepto-Bismol pink. Very helpful, as we needed a lot of Pepto-Bismol to get through this!,” said former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee .
CNN attempted to suggest that the switch was accidental.
A rep for CNN said the issue was caused by a technical glitch with the CBS pool feed.
Biden’s address has been largely criticized as being a divisive and inflammatory one, that comes amid an unprecedented angst in America.