CNN labeled Ukrainian forces involved in Kiev’s military operation in the country’s southeast as “pro-US troops.”
The ‘blunder’ was immediately noticed as many viewers took to social media with their comments, some calling it a Freudian slip and claiming it unmasks the true agenda behind the conflict.
RT reports: The news ticker during CNN’s Monday segment, dedicated to talks between Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the resolution of the Ukraine crisis, read: “Obama considers arming pro-US troops.”
The ticker headline was referring to the US president’s request to his team to consider the possibility of supplying lethal defense weapons to the Ukrainian government.
The text scrolled for several minutes before and during CNN’s Carol Costello interview with Lt. Col. James Reese on Monday morning.
CNN’s blunder was immediately noticed by viewers – many of whom began sharing the screenshot on Twitter, calling it a “Freudian slip” and commenting that “the mask slips.”
One person said it was “the stupidest thing I’ve seen today.”
The definition of Kiev forces as “pro-US troops” looks to be a perfect contrast to the term “pro-Russian rebels,” which is used by Western media to refer to the militias in Ukraine’s southeastern Donetsk and Lugansk Regions. Western media outlets claim the regions are receiving direct support from Russia.