Skip to comments.CNN's Bogus Answer About The Video Switcher. You Can Do What Was Done To Cheney Deliberately
Posted on 11/24/2005 6:59:53 AM PST by Doctor Raoul
CNN'a story neglects to say that it could have been done manually, but that they had ruled that out somehow. I once was a control room operator for a live TV production and though it was over 30 years ago, I remember how I could manually reproduce what was done to Cheney. One way you switch between video sources to select the one to go out over the air to move the "wiper". It looks like a T-handled lever, like an automatic transmission lever on your car's console. Except, instead of being one handle, it's split down the middle into two separate components. The handles are wired to act oppositely. One handle adds signal as you move to the top, the other removes it. If you grab both at the same time and move them together, one video input fades out and one comes in. If you held the handle with the Cheney video at full strength and rapidly moved the other handle to the other end of it's travel and back, you'd get what was seen. It's only a few inches of travel. Secondly, you could switch without using the wiper. There are switches where you simply go from one video input to another without using any "effect" controlled by the wiper. Those switches are "make before break" so there's no interruption of signal. Tap one of those so that it makes contact but does not latch and disconnect the first video source and you'll get that same effect, superimposed video. Believe me, it is easily possible to mannually do what was done to Cheney.
I once was a control room operator for a live TV production and though it was over 30 years ago, I remember how I could manually reproduce what was done to Cheney.
One way you switch between video sources to select the one to go out over the air to move the "wiper". It looks like a T-handled lever, like an automatic transmission lever on your car's console. Except, instead of being one handle, it's split down the middle into two separate components.
The handles are wired to act oppositely. One handle adds signal as you move to the top, the other removes it. If you grab both at the same time and move them together, one video input fades out and one comes in.
If you held the handle with the Cheney video at full strength and rapidly moved the other handle to the other end of it's travel and back, you'd get what was seen. It's only a few inches of travel.
Secondly, you could switch without using the wiper. There are switches where you simply go from one video input to another without using any "effect" controlled by the wiper. Those switches are "make before break" so there's no interruption of signal. Tap one of those so that it makes contact but does not latch and disconnect the first video source and you'll get that same effect, superimposed video.
Believe me, it is easily possible to mannually do what was done to Cheney.
CNN has no credibility whatsoever; everybody knows that. That is why that network is losing audience in droves because when America wants serious news they tune somewhere else.
In other words: it was the nut behind the switch.
Judging from the ratings, liberals don't watch television, listen to talk radio, or read books. Where do they get their presumed superior knowledge about the world?
They feel it.
From bumper stickers and other chattering liberals.
It makes me angry, even though I haven't watched the network of evil in many years.
The explanation sounds logical,and i'd bet my last dollar it was done intentionally,but unless the miscreant comes forward and admits to it.....
The Clinton News Network is purely LIBERAL DEMOCRAT in their existence. Just like the NYT. That is why they will do anything, say anything to hurt the Bush administration and this country -- as they have done, and will continue to do.
It does me too but theit day in day out slanted journalism bothers me alot more. Alternate take.....
Doctor Raoul is correct - I do basically this exact thing with graphics every week when we tape my church's services for later broadcast on a local cable access channel.
Thanks for posting this. I think some angry, frustrated liberal producer decided to pull a fast one on his/her bosses at CNN and now the network is covering for this person. CNN is a tool of the Michael Moore/Howard Dean democratic party and NOT a legitimate source of news.
I turned a reporter who pissed me off green once....
Nice to see Mary Mapes got work over at CNN.
I'm sure the Bolshi who did it considers himself a "freedom fighter".
This is why these vermin are so dangerous. Ann Coulter is right. We need McCarthy. But sadly, all we have is Orrin Hatch. Lord help us. We are in big trouble.
I was a Chief Engineer of a TV Station years ago, and this could have been done very easily. When I first heard the CNN's explanation, I thought "Computer Glitch, my ass!"
With this new Clooney movie out about McCarthy (and it will probably win a lot more awards) we are being indoctrinated again about this "evil man". I just wish we could get a real and honest perspective on him and that era. What is real about it, what is not. I know Ann Coulter tried and look how her approach is treated.
What are the odds that it would "randomly" happen to Cheney??
Pray for W and Our Freedom Fighters
Computer glitch, eh? I thought that explanation went out in the 80's as people became more computer-savvy and recognized that "computer glitch" was just code for "human error". It's really an indictment of CNN's audience if they can offer a lame excuse like that and their viewers will swallow it.
In the 25 years CNN has been on the air, this is the one-and-only time I've ever heard of this happening.
And it just happens to occur while Dick Cheney is on the air, and what's more at a time when his muscular reaction to Dem propaganda has made him an MSM target? That is WAY too much coincidence for me.
"Bruce! Stop that, you silly guy! Now we're going to have to come up with some excuse to blame the damn computers. Call in all the tech guys!"
I still think michael moore works as official "coffee-boy and glitch manufacturer" in the CNN control room.
Next week, they'll make it happen to an old replay of Gary Hart and Donna Rice and then they can say, "See! It WAS a computer glitch."
It reminded me of Janet Jackson and her "wardrope malfunction" excuse. They can amaze us with special effects, weather forcasters can walk in the clouds when giving the weather, but cnn claims the cant put an X on the screen on purpose. cnn are liars all day and all night.
Yes, really smart of them. This latest junior high bird flipping will lose even more viewers.
It can't gain them any as all of the DUmmies are already watching.
But then if they were smart, they wouldn't be dim/libs.
Reminds me of the liberals saying Sandy Berger got caught with classified papers in his pants because of sloppiness.
It is incomprehensible that the "X" incident could have been anything but purposeful. This is the era of digital electronics. 'On' or 'Off'. I will not believe that the equipment could go "accidently" through a number of required steps to perform this feat.
It HAD to be done on purpose.
Well, two out of three...I do NOT watch TV...but then I am no Liberal!
Yes, those wonderful unbiased folks at CNN aka...
Liberalism is the most periolous danger to the USA in the 21st Century. Wc can defeat terrorism, but Liberalism will rot us from within.
Just cutting & pasting...it's what I do best ;-)
What will they think of next, since nothing else has worked to date?
What I really find disturbing is the content of this taped complaint call to CNN posted on another thread yesterday. I cannot believe the rude behavior of the CNN staffer. These people are more severely disturbed than I imagined:
Maybe CNN should get their story straight. CNN Caught Off-Guard; Recording Proves Damaging 'X' Over Vice President's Face was Intentional Says Team Hollywood Hollywood http://releases.usnewswire.com/GetRelease.asp?id=57102
CNN Employee On Tape: Cheney "X" Is "Freedom of Speech" - "Tell Bush And Cheney To Stop Lying" You can listen to the tape here.
7 posted on 11/23/2005 2:05:56 AM PST by Rain-maker [ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies | Report Abuse ]
My assumption since Drudge first posted the freeze frame on his web site has been that a technician in the control room did it.
Either he did it on his own hook, or someone ordered him to.
What is certain is that a quick investigation could narrow it down to the perpetrator with no trouble at all. Also, that the bosses at CNN could not possibly doubt for a minute what happened.
What is evident from that is that whether or not they gave this technician orders to do it, they strongly approve of what he did, and they intend to cover up for him.
After all, the whole culture at CNN involves forwarding the left wing agenda by whatever means necessary. To permit this technician, a hero in their eyes, to be punished would be as good as to admit that what they themselves do every day is wrong.
Aye, there's the key unexplained pieces of evidence. In almost 20 years of operation this is the VERY FIRST time this has happened on CNN - and it's not reported to have happened on any other network, either. So the timing is awfully convenient for, say, a liberal Democrat.
The other half of that insufficiently explained anomaly is why a transition in the middle of the speech?
Here's the problem that CNN has - IF we are to believe that the problem was caused by a "glitch" in the switcher, what caused the "crawl" to appear below the televised picture of the Vice-President? A "switcher glitch" doesn't explain either action.
CNN is condoning the actions of one or more people in the control room and signaled that this was acceptable behavior when they immediately excused it as a "glitch". Despite the claim that they are conducting an "investigation", don't expect anything substantive to come out of it that discovers who at CNN actually did it.
CNN has just spit on the Vice-President of the United States and they're going to get away with it.
Was this a one-time "X", or did it repeat several times?
(First impression I got from the reports was that the "X" was repeated several times.)
From the audio of the recorded call, I have CNN's new motto:
"If you don't like it, don't watch."
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