On Thanksgiving Day in Boston CNN was scheduled to air Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown but the network broadcasted a porn. The porn featured transgender adult film star, Riley Quinn. The program aired for 30 minutes. The mistake has been dubbed #BourdainPorn as CNN tried to bury all evidence.
Riley Quinn is a retired transgender pornographic actress. The entertainer used Twitter to thank CNN for airing the video.
Riley updated her Twitter bio to read “As featured on @CNN”:
|Riley Quinn CNN|
We all make mistakes and CNN has made plenty. Let’s take a look at some of the network’s biggest blunders:
In 2014 the network covered the Jerusalem terror attack and weren’t too concerned about accuracy. The Palestinians were the attackers but CNN published the headline “4 Israelis, 2 Palestinians killed in synagogue attack.”
@CNN manages to get breaking report of #Jerusalem #synagogue #massacre as wrong as humanly possible, if briefly. http://t.co/SiLmE2B0uZ
— (((Mayer Fertig))) (@MayerFertig) November 18, 2014
In August 2014, the network listed Niger as Nigeria:
Dear @CNN, the area you marked “Nigeria” is actually “Niger”; Nigeria is the area below it. Get a map-reader, please! pic.twitter.com/e03Fv1pcC2
— Gimba Kakanda (@gimbakakanda) August 6, 2014
Last year, the network mistakenly identified a sex toy flag as an ISIS flag. John Oliver pokes fun at the network in the video below:
The above mistakes weren’t as bad as the network’s Thanksgiving Day oversight: