This post has no particular point other than I thought two people who look to be about 20 yards apart speaking to each other on split screen made for a great moment in journalism:

The two suspects are Ashleigh Banfield of CNN and Nancy Grace of Headline News, who were updating viewers on the latest from the ongoing and increasingly ugly Cleveland kidnapping story. (Grace being TV’s leading expert on deviant crime.) At first it seems like a normal TV “remote,” as Banfield interviews Grace from another location. Then the channel’s graphics alert viewers: both anchors are in Phoenix. That’s odd. Also: They’re both outdoors, sitting in what looks to be a parking lot. And is that same building behind them?

Then things truly get bizarre. Watch the cars moving in the background of both shots:


Pay close attention to the background vehicles in this GIF and it’s actually pretty funny.

The same cars appearing in separate split screens brought back memories of other great moments in ruined optics, like this story about some deep flooding:


All this was of course inspired by…


9 Responses to “CNN/HNN Stage Split-Screen Interview from the Same Parking Lot”

  1. Granny55 on May 8th, 2013 10:54 am

    Nothing…..not one thing surprises me when it comes to idiots pretending to be journalists. On a side note – the far leftest CNN host Carol Costello was robbed of her I-phone, while she was talking on it, in Atlanta on Monday. She said at first she was scared and now she is pi$$ed. Well Carol welcome to our world. We, the little people, are being robbed every day by our own government and you don't seem to be one bit pi$$ed about that at all.

  2. SignPainterGuy on May 8th, 2013 11:11 am

    The world just is not bad enough, or apparently big enough !

    Back in the `70s, my county`s newspaper was battling the outsider notion that we and this paper were just a bunch of hicks. After a week of steady rain, similar to this past weekend`s 3rd highest rain totals on record, we experienced flooding and mudslides all around the region. The paper made only cursory mention of the flooding but sent a reporter to cover a rockslide that, as she put it, "Covered all FOUR lanes of US-19 / 23" ! Well first, it only covered 2-1/2 lanes, and the highway is only THREE lanes.

    Thanks, that helped us a lot !

  3. Truesoldier__ on May 8th, 2013 11:45 am

    Carol Costello has been one of the biggest anti-gun cheerleaders on CNN, so this criminal who robbed her was pretty darn certain she did not have a firearm to protect herself.

  4. Truesoldier__ on May 8th, 2013 11:47 am

    This reminds me of the CNN reporting over the BMB. And they wonder why no one watches anymore.

  5. Truesoldier__ on May 8th, 2013 11:48 am

    O/T…MM "Operation Smear Benghazi Whistleblowers" has been picked up by Real Clear Politics (with a link at Drudge).

    And the mother of one of the murdered victims in Benghazi (Sean Smith) is outright blaming Shillary. The surprise thing is this was on CNN. It was Jack Tappers show (and this might be why CNN hired him to give them a bit of credibility) and he too was critical of the handling of Benghazi and the lack of answers. This is starting to get picked up by the MSM, which tells me the MSM has figured out that it ain't going away and they don't want to be on the losing side of the issue.

  6. SignPainterGuy on May 8th, 2013 12:25 pm

    Good point.

    Somewhere recently was an article imploring women (especially ?) not to walk with your phone to your ear ! It puts that expensive phone in easy reach of a thief AND it is an indication that you are not paying attention to your surroundings, thus, you are an easy target.

  7. SignPainterGuy on May 8th, 2013 12:27 pm

    Different event, but the same MO:

  8. SignPainterGuy on May 8th, 2013 12:50 pm

    I saw this story at The Blaze or Drudge. I know of her and so many other msm leftist cheerleaders mostly because their idiocy is reported by conservative bloggers and talkshow hosts.

    Several years ago a lib Buddy asked if I watched "The Colbert Report" ? I told him, "No. I don`t watch any of the msm any more. They go out of their way to lie about nearly everything and smear the right. They have lost the privilege to enter my home !" I`m proud to say I was instrumental in his "mugging by reality". He has since left the dim party ! (It was his realization that his 2nd Amendment Rights are endangered by the left / dems and the right / republicans support the Constitution that finally swayed him)

  9. alansmith15 on May 10th, 2013 7:13 am

    i don't know if i should laugh about it or…i really don't know. what is the matter, what's happening to every thing right now?

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