CNN ticker gaffe proves timing is everything

Breaking news of the network’s royal baby coverage inopportunely coincided with an unrelated story spotted scrolling across the bottom of viewers’ screens.

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CNN gave us yet another reason to despise them.

During the royal baby announcement—watched with intense excitement by anyone who likes babies and didn’t have to be strapped to a desk—CNN had its ticker going. Some unrelated and altogether unfortunate news came along just at the moment they were talking about the baby:

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