Critics are questioning CNN after the network was seen lowering the blood-red colours to calmer tones of pink for President Biden’s statement on Thursday.
Because of the stark black and red backdrop, the president received scathing internet mocking. Many people compared the visuals to “Star Wars” and “V for Vendetta.”
While initially all of the networks airing the speech, including CNN, MSNBC, CBS, and C-SPAN, looked to be consistent, CNN noticeably changed the background’s color from red to pink in real-time.
Cable news viewers with keen eyes pounced on the move. The CNN changeover was not a technical issue that affected other networks, as demonstrated by Mediaite’s comparison of CNN footage with footage from other networks.
“CNN appears to have tweaked the video of Biden’s speech from demonic red to Pepto-Bismol pink. Very helpful, as we needed a lot of Pepto-Bismol to get through this! ,”ex-Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee stated.
A CNN representative said that a malfunction with the CBS pool feed was to blame for the problem.
Although Biden vowed to give a speech on the struggle for the nation’s soul, partisans denounced him as divisive and fear-mongering. Many embraced his assertions that MAGA Republicans were a menace to the nation, which the president later recanted.
“I don’t consider any Trump supporters a threat to the country. I do think anyone who calls for the use of violence, refuses to acknowledge an election changing the way you count votes, that is a threat to democracy.”