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November 30, 2003 11:19 AM   Subscribe


 
In another lifetime I worked at MSNBC.com and part of my job was cover production. The highlight of our day was to see what heaping piece of poop CNN would come up with to "illustrate" the day's news. There were some that were so bad that folks I worked with were convinced one of us in multimedia had produced a fake cover for laughs. It's hard to believe anyone could be that consistently bad for that long.
posted by photoslob at 11:48 AM on November 30, 2003


I guess it could be worse
posted by omidius at 12:05 PM on November 30, 2003


I stand corrected.
posted by omidius at 12:07 PM on November 30, 2003


Hmm. Isn't this copyright infringement? Or is this covered with "fair use"?
posted by kaemaril at 12:12 PM on November 30, 2003


Fascinating—out of context, they range from the generic to the juvenile to the "what the hell?".
posted by DrJohnEvans at 12:29 PM on November 30, 2003


it really is "How Not to Use Clipart"
posted by amberglow at 12:33 PM on November 30, 2003




I wish I knew what CNN had to say about Kerouac!
posted by Satapher at 1:20 PM on November 30, 2003


Look out Cosi...square melons!
posted by boost ventilator at 1:29 PM on November 30, 2003




I was going to do this exact thing a while ago, but i was counting on torrez to do it first.
posted by Hankins at 4:43 PM on November 30, 2003


will's post is funny enough, but DrJohnEvans has what must be one of the best Metafilter posts ever. I can't even try to compete with that.

Well, okay, here are a couple:
Operation Dark Storm successful: war with machines is imminent

Scientist invents new and improved "super-steroid," but athletes find recommended method of ingestion to be supremely unpleasant
posted by Prospero at 5:09 PM on November 30, 2003








Office Web Cam Captures Gruesome Beheading Incident
New statistics reveal IT workers at greatest risk for disk-related injuries
posted by taz at 10:15 PM on November 30, 2003


machaus, thanks for the nice link. soyjoy and taz would get gold stars from me, if I had such a power. I had many more cnn images on a computer at an old job, but I didn't think I'd ever need them.

My favorite has always been the mosquito stinging all of America. Pre-9/11 it was about as apocalyptic as our imaginations got. I wish it wasn't captioned.
posted by djacobs at 10:53 PM on November 30, 2003


Office Web Cam Captures Gruesome Beheading Incident
New statistics reveal IT workers at greatest risk for disk-related injuries


I clicked on this thread because it said "2 new comments" and I completely forgot what the thread was about. Then I saw that link and I was like "Ohhhh yeah, that's the stuff I'm looking for." I've never been so disappointed.
posted by The God Complex at 11:09 PM on November 30, 2003




Fool me once, shame on you... Fool me twice, fumminy fwippity bata--you can't get fooled again.
posted by The God Complex at 12:42 AM on December 1, 2003




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