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CNN pulls the hologram card

November 4, 2008 |  4:40 pm

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Just when MSNBC’s Golden Rotunda seemed the clear winner in the Most Warped Use of Computer Graphics by a Major News Organization category, CNN chose to divert the attention of anxious voters with Jessica Yellin Live from Chicago via hologram.

Shimmering slightly around the edges, Yellin reported on something, I honestly couldn’t tell you what because by the time my screams of "CNN goes hologram!" died down to "Help me, Obi Wan Kenobi. You’re my only chance hope," I had missed her whole report. Something about a secret dossier and the identity of a double agent in Berlin, I believe.

So as early-poll-results-anxiety reliever, Yellin by hologram: 12 out of 10. As an effective purveyor of the news, -7.

Next up, Keith Olbermann revealed to be a cyborg.

— Mary McNamara

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