The past two months have been a whirlwind of excitement or despair, depending on who you ask. An intensely divisive U.S. Presidential Election gripped the nation. Soon after, news of Russia purportedly “hacking” the election was quick to sweep across the mainstream media.
Whether this allegation is true or not remains to be seen. Despite a rather vague analysis report published last week citing private sources, no major evidence has been made available to the public in order to verify the claims put forth by several major agencies of the U.S. government.
However, that doesn’t stop the giants of the MSM from pushing the Russian hack narrative forward. And what better way to do so than to show the public images of computers being used by hackers?
In their continuous quest to remain a shining beacon of quality in the media, CNN recently displayed just that. Only, they weren’t just any computers, but rather the aesthetically antiquated computers being hacked in Fallout 4.
A Reddit user by the name of Poofylicious was quick to post the screenshot of an article and embedded video. Alongside the screenshot is the instantly recognizable interface of Fallout‘s PCs.
It’s hard to say whether the video editors at CNN are inserting references to their favorite game of 2015, or simply couldn’t think of anything better than searching “hacking” on Google Images and putting the first thing that looked like something they saw in WarGames into the reel.
One would think CNN would have better quality control, but they seem to be dropping the ball quite often. Nonetheless, it’s enjoyable to picture a bunch of Russian intelligence operatives trying to find the right four-letter word in a long string of letters and punctuation.