CNN graphic labels Rubio’s water sip, ‘Career-Ender?’; Update: ‘We were joking’

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?

We have a winner:

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.

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