Sunday, December 11, 2011

CNN LED Ticker Tape Hacked?

Here in Los Angeles, CNN has a skyscraper -- I think it's their headquarters -- in Hollywood, at Sunset and Cahuenga. The ground floor showcases several big TVs running CNN, as well as a big LED "ticker tape" display running a constant stream of headlines and short, one-sentence stories.

I went by there yesterday on my way home from somewhere and saw the following two messages:

"GOP proves they do not care about consumers"

"It's sometimes a good idea to turn off the television if the news pushes your blood pressure beyond acceptable levels."

Either CNN got hacked in LA last night, or they've made a major change in editorial direction.