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Mistake? or slipped info? must read

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posted on Nov, 2 2008 @ 01:15 AM
So I live in Wisconsin, and I read the State Journal. When i read the following article i was in disbelief. It may have been a glitch, or was it a warning of things to come

here is the article:

Glitch creates false headlines at WMTV's digital weather channel
By NICK HEYNEN Wisconsin State Journal

"Terrorist strikes on four American cities. Russia rolling into Eastern Europe. Israel hit by a nuclear bomb. Gay marriage in every state. The end of the Boy Scouts. ..."

Late-night channel surfers in south-central Wisconsin saw these bizarre headlines scroll across the screen if they happened to flip to WMTV-TV's The Weather Authority channel (cable channel 247 or channel 15.2 for digital broadcast viewers) at 11 p.m. Friday, after an automated program operated by the NBC affiliate encountered a glitch.

The text was from the start of an actual Associated Press story about political attacks on Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama from the conservative Christian group Focus on the Family Action. But irregular formatting in the wire story caused an error in how it was displayed, WMTV news director Chris Gegg said.

The headline was pulled from the news feed shortly after 12:30 a.m. Saturday after a concerned viewer called the station, Gregg said.

WMTV's Weather Authority channel is available to digital TV viewers in 14 counties in south-central Wisconsin, as well as Charter customers with digital cable. The misleading headline was also simulcast via streaming video on the station's Web site.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

what do you think?

here is the link:

[edit on 2-11-2008 by oatie]

[edit on 2-11-2008 by oatie]

posted on Nov, 2 2008 @ 01:17 AM
reply to post by oatie

Here let me help you with the link:

[edit on 11/2/2008 by schrodingers dog]

posted on Nov, 2 2008 @ 01:25 AM
It was apparently a "doomsday spin" aimed at Obama being was from a group called Focus on the Family (religious group).

Makes yah wonder if it might not have been accidentally done on purpose LOL

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