Is this the worst transition to commercial on a news broadcast in history?

In a word, yeah.

Politico:

CNN's Wolf Blitzer caused a bit of a stir transitioning out of reporting on the Iranian nuclear deal Saturday night:

"I'm Wolf Blitzer, reporting from Washington. The assassination of President Kennedy begins right now."

Blitzer was referring to a CNN documentary airing Saturday night about the assassination 50 years ago this week. 

Twitter reaction brought out the snark in everyone:

david m f schankula @davidschankula Follow

? I was watching John Kerry talk about nuclear disarmament, then @wolfblitzer broke the news.

10:39 PM - 23 Nov 2013

Garrett Khoury @MockCasbah Follow

with that sign off by @wolfblitzer, we know what @TheDailyShow will be talking about on monday's episode. @CNN

That really was thoughtless - or brainless if you prefer. Blitzer is rarely at ease in front of the camera so we've come to expect this kind of awkwardness. He's fine when he uses a teleprompter but is somewhat at sea otherwise.

It's actually pretty comical.





In a word, yeah.

Politico:

CNN's Wolf Blitzer caused a bit of a stir transitioning out of reporting on the Iranian nuclear deal Saturday night:

"I'm Wolf Blitzer, reporting from Washington. The assassination of President Kennedy begins right now."

Blitzer was referring to a CNN documentary airing Saturday night about the assassination 50 years ago this week. 

Twitter reaction brought out the snark in everyone:

david m f schankula @davidschankula Follow

? I was watching John Kerry talk about nuclear disarmament, then @wolfblitzer broke the news.

10:39 PM - 23 Nov 2013

Garrett Khoury @MockCasbah Follow

with that sign off by @wolfblitzer, we know what @TheDailyShow will be talking about on monday's episode. @CNN

That really was thoughtless - or brainless if you prefer. Blitzer is rarely at ease in front of the camera so we've come to expect this kind of awkwardness. He's fine when he uses a teleprompter but is somewhat at sea otherwise.

It's actually pretty comical.





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