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CNN busted broadcasting 30 minutes of transsexual porn to viewers

The Clinton News Network turns into the Porn News Network.
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It has not been a very good year for CNN.

From placing all it’s chips on a Hillary Clinton Presidency, to colluding with Clinton campaign staff during town hall debates, and just basically being a prick of a news network pumping out countless false narratives…one could say that the misfortunate befalling CNN is well deserved.

Now we can chalk up porn broadcasting to CNN’s list 2016 of embarrassments.

Last night, CNN accidentally aired 30-minutes of hardcore pornography to viewers watching Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown…after an error by RCN, a cable TV provider based in New Jersey.

Viewers watching “Parts Unknown” were suddenly watching a new kind of “Parts Unknown”…the jokes write themselves.

The Independent UK has all the saucy details

Though viewers were tuning in for a new episode of Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown, the show’s title took on an entirely new meaning when the scheduled programming was replaced with explicit material starring transsexual pornstar Riley Quinn.

Apparently, only viewers in Boston experienced the mistake on Thanksgiving as one viewer voiced her concerns on Twitter. “I can’t wait until [RCN] wakes up [tomorrow] & realizes that hardcore porn was broadcast on [CNN] instead of [Parts Unknown] tonight,” user @Solikearose wrote. Just an hour later, the CNN channel was taken off-air.

“Did anyone else with RCN in Boston see the hardcore porn that was broadcast by CNN by mistake?” the user asked on Twitter before making her account private. “Vague update from RCN on the #BourdainPorn incident: everything ‘working perfectly,’ can’t tell how many households affected.”

It’s not immediately clear if the incident was a simple mistake—though it’s hard to imagine how getting porn on air would be simple—or if it was the work of a rogue individual.

On Friday, after reports of the incident went viral, RCN offered a response to the original complainant on Twitter.

“We have not had any reports of the programming issue you mentioned on CNN in Boston,” they wrote. “If you’re still having an issue with that channel, please DM us your address so we can troubleshoot when you’re home.”

RCN serves nearly 300,000 subscribers in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington DC. Earlier this year, the service provider was acquired for $1.6 billion by the private investment firm TPG.

While the service provider would likely be responsible for the apparent mishap, it isn’t the greatest look for CNN.

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