Skip to comments.OUTRAGE - CNN PUTS "SWAPPING SPOOKS" ON TV SCROLL REGARDING POWELL & RICE
Posted on 11/15/2004 7:31:49 PM PST by KE
THE SCROLL BAR ON THE BOTTOM OF CNN'S AARON BROWN SHOW SHOWS "SWAPPING SPOOKS" !!!!
why are you watching cnn? turn it off
I hope someone has a tape of it. Could be interesting. Parley
Uh. Screen capture? Nobody gonna believe you fella
That CAN'T be true. Anyone get a still of it?
Whoa. I know "spooks" is a term for spies/CIA types, but in this case, this just seems like an astoundingly ill-advised use of slang.
If they are indeed talking about Powell and Rice, neither of which are spies, then someone's head needs to roll at CNN.
Correction: Someone's BOSS needs to be fired.
"Spooks" is a common term for spies - so the CNN headline was likely referring to the turmoil within the CIA.
Take a valuium.
WTH does that even mean?
I DON'T believe it.
I'm sure someone has a tape of this, if it really happened. And if it did, they're idiots. Fox will probably talk about it.
Spook is an old 50's racist term for Negro's. It shouldn't surprise anyone, the left HATES succesful conservatives African-Americans.
As long as the Left can keep African-Americans oppressed they can manipulate them as a voting block. Liberalism is the ultimate racist policy.
Ah, it was just an item left over from halloween.
I think Brown showed his mentality on 9/11 - and it hasn't improved since then -
But perhaps - if this is true - it wasn't with his knowledge - I can't believe he would approve of anything like that - having some brains left -
Look at Fox - if you went by just what you see - not one conservative should watch that station - they are propaganda pros for the Left - They do it much like China does - slight of hand -
Are you kidding? Holy crap!!! Holy Crap!!!
Relax. It could not have been a racist comment because only Republicans can be racist. Haven't you learned anything from watching the MSM? Now, the same scroll on Fox would, by definition, be racist. See how this works?
If this is true it's a huge blunder, and a stink should be made of it for no other reason than to wipe that smarmy smirk off of Aaron Brown's face.
IF this is true, it is MONUMENTALLY STUPID on CNN's part. But, alas, I expect no repercussions for CNN. Now if Fox did something similar, you'd never hear the end of it in the lamestream press......
Did you happen to see this?
Why would I want to contact cnn, if I haven't seen they're calling them 'spooks'?
CNN has basicly come unglued along with the NY Times and about 80% of those who voted for Senator Surrender and Boy Wonder.
Did you stay tuned in to see if they actually did run a "spook" story? If it wasn't about spies/CIA, then obviously this was on purpose. Even if a CIA story did follow, it probably still was on purpose by some a-hole, but they'd have their CYA excuse.
I just got done e-mailed Aaron Brown, and 2 other departments at CNN.
Just more leftist racism...Did you hear the clip on Shumer? He called Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, "Judge Tom"....a derogatory term....likening him to "uncle Tom"....
It wasn't a mistake either. Shumer ran through Thomas's title and then slipped in the slur. He said, "Justice Clarence Thomas, Uh, judge Thomas, Judge Tom..."
It is also a racial slur...and in this case it is what that means
You're probably right. But this is the network that misspelled Niger Innis' name in their caption a few years back.
In Texas in the 50's and 60's and in New York in the early 60's every time I heard the term spook it was a black referring to a white. Spook - ghost - white .....
Big deal. What does "SPOOKS" mean? Sounds like something related to Halloween?
If this is true, people will definitely be fired for it. It IS sort of hard to believe they'd let something this bad slip by.
The sky is not falling.
This HAS to be made news of!
I'm fairly certain that if this happened the tag lines got mixed up with the CIA news. Lots of news re: CIA and
Right---whoever is in a dust-up over this should get a handle on life
No one will know it's true because it's just a rumor feeding off panic.
After the commercial, did they run a CIA oriented story? Please answer, this could be big.
That's my guess.
LOL! I don't believe this for a minute. Not even CNN would do something as racist as this.
The MSM seem to make a *lot* of these harmless little mistakes with black Republicans.
Good catch tho...I won't know what they were talkin' bout unless someone here tells me.....I have no "TV"
That IS SOOOOO FUNNY!!!
They meant CIA agents and you took it to mean black people.
OMG! My side are hurting!! That is SOOOOOO funny!
And it happened to al-Jazeera West.
Humor is getting funnier since nov 3!!!
PS-Anyone else see the little redirect when you go to CNN.com? I saw a mostly blank/white page with the text "Hello, World. Nothing to see here...move along" load for like a second before redirecting to CNN.com.
Seriously. I clicked on the CNN.com link from a Yahoo keyword search result page.
PPS-I was able to time a screen capture just right. The URL is http://victory.cnn.com. Guess the URL that shows up in Yahoo's search is a bad link and the page I saw is just an auto redirect to whatever is currently the index.html page.
1. Informal A ghost; a specter.
2. Slang A secret agent; a spy.
3. Offensive Slang Used as a disparaging term for a Black person.
A vewwy inopportune co-inky-dink juxtaposition. Chalk it up to fate, albeit well-deserved.
so the CNN headline was likely referring to the turmoil within the CIA.
That's my guess.
Someone at least coordinated the snafu. I don't see it as an accident. Fox would be crucified. (if it is more than rumor) I'll bet Brent Bozell has it taped.
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