This is CNN: Royal baby coverage results in truly unfortunate headline collision [pics]

Oh, man. And you thought CNN’s royal baby coverage couldn’t get more awkward. This is CNN.

That’s right. ICYMI, on Monday CNN’s ticker displayed breaking news about the birth of the royal baby directly above “child pronounced dead on the scene.”

Go home, CNN. You’re drunk.

Epically poor timing.

  • Blake Waymire

    There are no words.

    • Jay Stevens

      Yes, indeed. At a time like this, words fail.

    • Clete Torres

      CNN: Classless News Nitwits.

      James Earl Jones should be ashamed to be associated with them, if he isn’t.

      • Orwellian_Dilemma

        Holy Cr@p! That’s James Earl Jones?! I thought Darth Vader did the voiceovers. . . .

        • Clete Torres

          Only on the DeathStar.

  • Steve_J

    What do you expect CNN isn’t a professional organization.

  • The Penguin

    This = (Stupid x Infinity) + moronic

  • el_polacko

    i’ll give props to whomever happened to catch this millisecond in time but come on, folks…the ticker runs constantly at a pretty brisk speed…there’s bound to be the occasional unfortunate/humorous mis-match between the chyron and the picture.

    • TocksNedlog

      Yeah, it runs at the speed of READING.

      • TexasMom2012

        For only those that are literate. Which leaves out half of Detroit.

        • TocksNedlog

          You’re talking about the half that didn’t move away, right?

          • lainer51

            or the half that The Messiah ”
            refused to let go bankrupt”….

          • The Penguin


      • Rob

        Yes, but 5th grade reading at best. AKA: Public School diploma worthy level.

  • TheRedCoat92

    CNN, ladies and gentlemen!

  • TocksNedlog

    Oh, these cray-cray summer interns! What will they do next?

    • trixiewoobeans

      Recipients of the finest University educations! Mom, Dad, your money was ill-spent! Lol!

  • trixiewoobeans

    Well, THAT was awkward!

  • The Penguin

    Just in case any of you were wondering what “stepping on your own d*ck” meant….

    • TocksNedlog

      Nobody that has been watching our current president for the past five years wonders what that means anymore.

      • The Penguin

        Affirmation of the truth is never a bad thing.

      • Clete Torres

        The past five years? It only took five minutes for most of us.

        But, liberals are slow to catch on, so we’ll give them the extra time to get up to speed.


    I don’t understand why this is a massive deal for the news. Why not something like, I don’t know, the riots happening after the Zimmerman verdict getting any attention?

    Leftists only care about a baby who will be prince, and not about leftists destroying things for no reason.

  • Suzyqpie

    Sum ting wong?

  • © Sponge

    That’s just so they can show solidarity with Amanda Marcotte.

  • Jay Stevens

    To quote James Earl Jones, “This is CNN.”

    • al hunt

      To quote Homer Simpson “D’OH!”

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    Did anyone see it? I did on FOX NEWS… I know y’all don’t care but.. The first time he came out, his hand stuck out from the blanket, and he waved! A TRUE ROYAL! Then, the next time they came out, he made a (Left-Handed) “V” symbol! (Probably a reflex or something, but it reminds me of WINSTON CHURCHILL! Jawamax 8<{D}

    • Clete Torres

      Actually, he was giving the Brit equivalent of ‘the finger’ to the throngs in the street with nothing better to do than obsess over a new infant in a Royal family.
      Just my observation, of course…

    • The Penguin

      Thanks for bringing us back to what this is actually about sir.

  • socalcon
  • stuckinIL4now

    What, and no pics of the royal baby’s first puke, first poop, or the nappy that his prince daddy changed? Cuz I know the CNN pundumbs must be breathlessly awaiting them!

  • Right Wired

    “… But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.”

    • Weygand

      *But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security* – more applicable today. At least under George III, the Post Office didn’t whinge about not having enough money and you could rely on the protection of the crown against incursions from the south

  • lainer51

    “THIS” is CNN

  • TJ

    So what report was that from. Somewhere there is a child that was pronounced dead at the scene and the sad thing is that ticker is all that be all the only report given. Maybe one online post and that is it.

    Are they to stop the news ticker based on what is on screen. That was just in rotation and it was just bad timing that no one could control.

    • IceColdTroll

      “just bad timing that no one could control.”

      Err, yeah, I think that’s the point. I don’t think anybody’s suggesting anything else.

  • pajamakat

    Maybe they got it mixed up with Chitcago ??

  • Steve

    Just a glitch, but a stupid glitch.

  • nc

    Well, the good news is viewership is so low hardly anyone saw it.

  • WBee1 Proud Navy Wife

    I bet most CNN viewers probably can`t read anyway.

  • Kristine

    I laughed. *shrug*

  • bo1921

    Did cnn tell its audience who Duchess Catherine is?

  • Junie3

    Didn’t they hire Jeff Zucker, the same guy who destroyed NBC? Smart move CNN.

  • BAW

    Okay so this wouldn’t actually be a big deal except that when you are arrogant and ignorant, people will make fun of you. You will be mercilessly ridiculed and mocked for anything and everything. CNN deserves it, CNN earned it.

  • Kristine

    Geez. People need to lighten up. This isn’t some epic “liberal vs. conservative” moment.

    It’s just funny. It was a mistake and it was funny.

    And it won’t kill anyone if the 24-hour news cycle takes out some time for a very famous baby being born. It’s nice news. The world will still be going to hell tomorrow, don’t worry.

  • $38343398

    Serious. Face. Palm. Moment.

  • The Penguin

    Yup…relevant as always Joe. NOT!

  • TomJB

    And the section of ticker has to do with New Year’s Eve how?

    You don’t even get the simplest of concepts, do you?

  • TocksNedlog


  • Jay Stevens

    True words, but the past 4 years show that he has done a truly awful job.

    To save you the trouble, yes, I am a RAACIST.

  • Grandma HeadInjury

    It wouldn’t be Joe without the desperation slam at that network most of us don’t even watch…

  • Markward

    OOOH! Now Blame bush and I’ll get Libtard fail-troll BINGO!

  • TocksNedlog

    AND, in context. [supreme eye roll]

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    And ondblay. Jawamax 8<{D}