CNN backtracks after first confirming broadcast of porn on channel, pornstar says ‘thanks for the free airtime’

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Reports of the US news network, CNN, accidently broadcasting half hour of porn video has gone viral across the globe.

CNN, according to Huffingtonpost and London’s Independent websites, had originally acknowledged the accidental broadcast of the porn video but blamed the local cable operator, the RCN.

Its original statement had said, “The RCN cable operator in Boston aired inappropriate content for 30 minutes on CNN last night,” the network said in their original statement. “CNN has asked for an explanation.”

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However, soon after the story gained considerable momentum across the globe, the channel issued another statement backtracking its original stand.

In its second statement, CNN denied airing 30 minutes of inappropriate content on Thursday night.

In a statement sent to the Londo-based news website, the channel said, “Despite media reports to the contrary, RCN assures us that there was no interruption of CNN’s programming in the Boston area last night.”

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The reported broadcast of porn film took place in Boston on Thanksgiving night, when viewers were apparently tuning in for a new episode of Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown. and the show took on an entirely new meaning when it was replaced with explicit material starring transsexual pornstar Riley Quinn. The pornstar eventually thanked the network for the reportedly free airtime.

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The show was ‘replaced’ with explicit material starring transsexual pornstar Riley Quinn.

To add to CNN’s misery, the pornstar tweeted thanking the network for the reportedly free airtime.

Her tweet said, “Hey @CNN thanks for the free airtime.”

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