Video: CNN Anchor Doesn’t Recognize The Freaking National Anthem — No, This Is Not Satire!

Written by K. Walker on July 14, 2017

This may be the WORST fail by CNN yet. It also explains so much…

Poppy Harlow, a CNN anchor, was covering President Trump’s arrival in France to join President Macron for Bastille Day celebrations.

The two Presidents and their wives greeted each other and the band played the national anthem.

But Harlow thought the anthem was the French anthem, not the American one.

As the band played in the background, she said, ‘Let’s just listen in to the French national anthem for a moment.

It was a good 10 seconds before you can hear the whispering of a producer. Harlow then corrects her mistake with a chuckle.

The US–American national anthem–I should say. Let’s listen.


The smartypants over there at CNN can’t tell the difference between The Star Spangled Banner and La Marseillaise?

Ok, so maybe it was just a stupid gaffe that happens to all of us. And those generally happen at the worst possible moments.

But you’d think that the allegedly-‘Most Trusted Name In News’ producers wouldn’t wait so long to correct their on-air talent?

Ten seconds doesn’t sound like a long time but watch it again. It feels like forever! Don’t forget that the anthem was playing in the background while Harlow was speaking. The producers would have heard that.

These CNN anchors don’t back down when a Republican makes an ‘oops’ like that, do they?


Every single word matters.

Those on the right are never allowed to ‘misspeak’.

Look at the free pass they gave Obama with his stuttering and stammering, stuttering while stammering, and stammering while stuttering.

Oh, and also the outright lies.

They didn’t call him on those, either.

They even backed him on them.

No wonder they can’t recognize the American national anthem.

They can’t recognize what has been diminishing American exceptionalism for 8 years.

Or what it takes to Make America Great Again.

Do you know why CNN can’t recognize it?

It’s because they’re a bunch of wussies.

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ClashDaily's Associate Editor since August 2016. Self-described political junkie, anti-Third Wave Feminist, and a nightmare to the 'intersectional' crowd. Mrs. Walker has taken a stand against 'white privilege' education in public schools. She's also an amateur Playwright, former Drama teacher, and staunch defender of the Oxford comma. Follow her humble musings on Twitter: @TheMrsKnowItAll and on Gettr @KarenWalker