In case the firing of Dr. Drew Pinsky after he questioned the health of Hillary Clinton wasn’t enough proof that CNN was in the tank for Clinton, they obliterated all doubt when they blurred a guests “Trump For president” shirt.
Steven Eckel, a retired New Jersey policeman, wore the shirt when he appeared for an interview on the CNN-owned HLN network Wednesday after he saved the life of a baby in a hot car.
But what made headlines after his appearance was the fact that during the rebroadcast of his interview the network blurred out the shirt.
After a torrent of backlash, HLN offered the following feeble explanation.
“We blurred the logo and shouldn’t have; it was done in error,” it told reporters.
What kind of error is that? Did it plan to blur something else and the blur just so happened to move to the Trump shirt? More details on how the “error” occurred would have been nice.
Social media was unimpressed with the apology.
@brianstelter You don’t “accidentally” just blur something.Someone had to manually place the blur effect over the specific area of his shirt
— Clayton Bigsby (@PrivilegedMan) September 1, 2016
@brianstelter @oliverdarcy @lachlan An error? Really? You people think we are really dumb. Hopefully their next error blurs Hillary’s face?
— VK (@vjeannek) September 1, 2016
@brianstelter @lachlan Yeah, people aren’t buying your crap anymore. U can’t even tell the truth when u apologize
— K Friend (@kimberly010960) September 1, 2016
@brianstelter @JaneyMackWriter BULLSHIT it was done on purpose by who ever did it, showing their bias against Trump, should be FIRED!
— EDDY RULES #GAB.AI (@ejosh1) September 1, 2016
@brianstelter @lachlan you are all censoring liberal hacks. CNN falsely portrayed that black lady calling for peace a few weeks ago.
— willie lynch (@miltday1) September 1, 2016
@brianstelter HaHaHa! This is a candidate for most transparent lie of the year.
— Vegasidler (@Vegasidler) September 1, 2016
@brianstelter @CNN and @HLNTV really can’t stand @realDonaldTrump. Once gain CNN means Clinton News Network. Your channels are disgusting.
— nhkam (@nhkam) September 2, 2016
@brianstelter @lachlan oh bullshit! You’ve never accidentally blurred an Abercrombie or a Nike! And then, there was Dr Drew, what say you?
— James Gilman (@Jim_Gilman) September 1, 2016
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