CNN Anchors Do Split-Screen From Same Parking Lot

Ashleigh Banfield of CNN and Nancy Grace of CNN's Headline News staged a bizarre split-screen interview on two breaking true crime stories despite being 30 feet from one another in the same parking lot.

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Ashleigh Banfield of CNN and Nancy Grace of CNN’s Headline News staged a bizarre split-screen interview on two breaking true crime stories despite being 30 feet from one another in the same parking lot. Atlantic Wire’s Dashell Bennet and Philip Bump have the rather amusing breakdown. In a follow-up, Bump offers some possible explanations.

The real mystery, of course, is why anyone is watching these people.

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Comments

  1. Jim Tantillo says:

    Just like Jon Stewart does . . .

  2. James Pearce says:

    Because, inexplicably, Fox News and MSNBC are much, much worse.

  3. Jenos Idanian #13 says:

    So CNN sent a star from each of their channels to cover live the verdict in a simple murder trial with absolutely zero national implications, just pure sensationalism. A truly interesting set of priorities…

  4. C. Clavin says:

    This sort of stuff happens all the time.
    It’s common for them to do split screens from the same studio.
    Yawn.

  5. Franklin says:

    My guess: they can’t stand each other. Or at least Banfield (whom I’m never heard of before) can’t stand Grace (which is perfectly understandable).

  6. It was either this or cover the Kermit Gosnell trial. And since covering Gosnell would violate the liberal agenda, we get these two chowderheads.

  7. Dazedandconfused says:

    The cable-news provides comedy, and the cable-comedy provides news.

  8. Boobie the Rocket Dog says:

    Nobody was watching? You guys were.

    And thank you for it (so I don’t have to).