CNN Scrolls 'Child Pronounced Dead On The Scene' During Royal Birth Coverage Monday

July 24th, 2013 11:17 AM

Whoever was manning CNN's news ticker Monday clearly wasn't using his or her head.

Moments after the Royal birth, as CNN International anchor Becky Anderson reported the news live from outside of Buckingham Palace above a chyron reading "Duchess Catherine Gives Birth To A Son," a story about a three-year-old fatally shooting himself in Arkansas scrolled at the bottom of the screen concluding "Child Pronounced Dead On The Scene" (video follows with commentary):

You would think someone at CNN would have had the sense to remove that story from the news ticker during coverage of the Royal birth.

(HT Twitchy)