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07/05/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Chyron Of The Day: CNN Takes A Slap At Obama

I don't even know where to start with this one, well actually let's start with the word "at." You can take a swipe at someone or you can slap someone, but to slap AT someone means doing this. Secondly, I don't think "His Slap At Dick Cheney" shows enough reverence for our commander in chief. When I worked at ABC News, we weren't even allowed to say "Bush" without "Pres." or "President" in front of it in our chyrons. The CNN folks did, however, use Cheney's full name. Thirdly, the guest they had on to discuss this "slap" was none other than the slapee's daughter, Liz "Torture Is Awesome" Cheney. Good job, guys. And lastly, per my dirty dirty mind, this chyron lends itself to some serious dick-slapping jokes.

By the way this "slap" was a reference to abuses from America...like maybe when we tortured those guys and took pictures of it? The eldest Cheney daughter said that with what Mitt Romney is derisively calling a "torture apology," Obama was pulling the rug out from under the people who "kept us safe."