CNN in Boston Aired 30 Minutes of Trans Porn on Thanksgiving

Instead of “Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown,” which are certainly “known” now.

After a filling Thanksgiving meal, many families retreat to the den to sleep off the food coma or perhaps relax watching television. That ended up being a horrible decision for RCN cable subscribers in Boston who tuned in to watch an episode of Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown on CNN and were instead faced with the sights and sounds of transsexual pornography filling their living rooms

A subscriber who witnessed the glitch (30 minutes, though?) took to Twitter to complain, according to UK’s Independent: “I can't wait until [RCN] wakes up [tomorrow] & realizes that hardcore porn was broadcast on [CNN] instead of [Parts Unknown] tonight.”

An hour later, CNN was completely pulled off the air. No explanation was given as to what happened except for the Twitter user mentioned above who added a “vague update” from the cable provider: “Did anyone else with RCN in Boston see the hardcore porn that was broadcast by CNN by mistake?” … “Vague update from RCN on the #BourdainPorn incident: everything “working perfectly,” can’t tell how many households affected.”

As the Independent pointed out, CNN also received backlash on Monday this week for displaying a graphic, “If Jews are People” on screen. It occurred during a discussion on the alt-right on The Lead with Jake Tapper. Tapper was away from his hosting duties that day, but reacted strongly on Twitter:

“I'm off today but that chyron is unacceptable and I immediately called my staff to convey that… the chyron was abhorrent and I am trying to deal with it. Obviously, I take responsibility but my being off is not irrelevant.”

 

 

 

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