Too good to check: Now it seems ‘CNN porn broadcast’ may have affected only one viewer

Too good to check: Now it seems ‘CNN porn broadcast’ may have affected only one viewer
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[Ed. – As Breitbart notes, CNN itself “accidentally falsely”  reported that it broadcast the porn video instead of the Anthony Bourdain episode.  Now, Breitbart is apparently satisfied that only the one viewer, “Rose,” was affected by the improper broadcast.  Reportedly, it occurred due to a glitch on her set-top cable box.  But if you can’t trust CNN, who can you trust?]

Twitter user @solikearose shared several photos of her TV with BuzzFeed News, showing the programming information for Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown over the top of what was clearly not a food travel series.

“I initially posted because I wanted to see if anyone else in Boston had been affected,” the Twitter user, who asked only to be identified as Rose, told BuzzFeed News.

“I think it was a broadcasting error that affected only my house,” Rose said.

A BuzzFeed News search on Twitter also did not reveal any other Boston TV viewers who’d reported seeing porn on their CNN feeds.

“We have not had any other reports of this incident other than this single customer’s tweet,” Jeff Carlson, the general manager of RCN Boston, told BuzzFeed News.

A CNN spokesperson also told BuzzFeed News that there was “no interruption” of its programming in the Boston area.

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