For the love of God c'mon @PoliticoKevin: Oh, come on, CNN. Chyron previewing segement on Rubio's sip of water: "CAREER ENDER?"”—
Ben White (@morningmoneyben) February 13, 2013
Hmm, who would have guessed that the mainstream media would ignore the substance of Sen. Marco Rubio’s SOTU response and make the story all about his sip from a bottle of water? Everyone, actually. That settled, the only question remaining was how far they would take it. We’ll give CNN credit for adding a question mark, but the Chyron reading “CAREER-ENDER?” beneath a super-slow-mo replay of Rubio’s sip was a bit too much.
Awkward, maybe, but career-ender? As in his position as a United States senator is in jeopardy?
I think that CNN career ender chryon was right on. It is a career ender, only for the schmuck who wrote the chryon.—
Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) February 13, 2013
If Rubio had taken, say, a huge bite out of a turkey leg, then maybe we'd be in career-ender territory.—
Simon Maloy (@SimonMaloy) February 13, 2013
I think that "Career Ender" chyron was supposed to go under Piers Morgan's picture tonight.—
John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) February 13, 2013
We have a winner:
CNN asking if the drink of water was a career ender for Marco Rubio. Actually the career-ender would be if he got a show on CNN.—
Dave Rubin (@RubinReport) February 13, 2013
Update: If this guy’s career managed to survive, there might be hope for Rubio after all.
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Update: CNN’s choice of words caused enough of a stir on social media to elicit a clarification of sorts.