President Trump's daily pandemic press briefings have become a staple of cable television—that is, until his lies inevitably become so outrageous many of them switch away.
After a particularly heated exchange with a reporter on Monday, April 13, however, it was clear the author of CNN's chyrons had had just about enough.
These chyrons didn't bother mincing words when it came to President Trump's behavior.
CNN's chyron: https://t.co/F959i7eWav— Vicky Ward (@Vicky Ward)1586816961.0
Updated: https://t.co/1xOPs19v4g— Vicky Ward (@Vicky Ward)1586817013.0
And now: https://t.co/PZInyU8QLf— Vicky Ward (@Vicky Ward)1586817106.0
As the briefing progressed, the chyrons became bolder and bolder.
Another: https://t.co/xSB5pTM0Bg— Vicky Ward (@Vicky Ward)1586817237.0
Next one: https://t.co/nRi2NTm4DK— Vicky Ward (@Vicky Ward)1586817589.0
CNN: "Angry Trump Uses Propaganda Video, Produced by Government Employees at Taxpayers' Expense" https://t.co/zcOgvy77K8— Vicky Ward (@Vicky Ward)1586817823.0
One thing these chyrons had in common, however, is that they were all true.
And now: https://t.co/2m2UCFapL5— Vicky Ward (@Vicky Ward)1586819286.0
Twitter immediately fell in love with the nameless, faceless creator of the honest chyrons.
Others were more critical of CNN for making it clear they knew how destructive President Trump's words could be, but choosing to air them anyway.
they can keep putting all the sassy chyrons on screen they want. it doesn't matter. what matters is when the netwo… https://t.co/ixQt4Cx9EU— John Whitehouse (@John Whitehouse)1586816430.0
idea: the chyron should be so big it hides the briefing entirely— Alexandra Petri (@Alexandra Petri)1586818141.0
After years of this nonsense, this chyron writer finally snapped.
The CNN chyron writer has had it https://t.co/JQIfO0cePz— Stay. The Fuck. Home. (@Stay. The Fuck. Home.)1586817274.0
CNN Chyron person has had enough. 👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿 https://t.co/EXq98tIkIl— W. Kamau Bell (@W. Kamau Bell)1586816780.0
The CNN chyron ain’t playing with y’all today! Speak on it, sis! https://t.co/CkyM062l7P— Bradley E. Williams (@Bradley E. Williams)1586820261.0
President Trump has certainly given chyron editors the chance to write things they never expected.
What a time to be alive and a chyron writer https://t.co/LiXTuZPWHy— Tom Weber (@Tom Weber)1586817818.0
Both reporter and chyron doing a lot of good work here. https://t.co/taSorFFtm3— Pod Save America (@Pod Save America)1586818974.0
We'll always remember the day the CNN chyrons gave us the real deal.
A CNN chyron for the ages https://t.co/TlMlZlc4je— Jeremy Barr (@Jeremy Barr)1586816854.0
Whoever you are, unknown chyron author, keep up the good work.
We're counting on you!