It’s 2000 all over again — with vote recounts taking place in, where else, Florida — and CNN is right there with, as it calls it, the “CNN Recount Cam.”
Throughout the much of the afternoon Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, the network used a two-thirds split screen, with main coverage on the larger, left hand pane and various live feeds from Florida on the right. Most of these feeds were rather unexciting — some rooms that appeared to be conference rooms or processing facilities and a mic tree waiting for a press conference. The network also added a box above its bug remind viewers of the ‘breaking news’ — ‘Deadline hits in Florida recount.’ The network’s website also promoted the same split-screen feed via CNN Go.
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2018 Midterm Elections, CNN
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