For those who have any doubt that CNN is state-run media, you simply have not done your homework. Before we get into the footage in question let me remind you of a former CNN Award Winning Journalist named Amber Lyon. Wikipedia reports:
On September 29, 2012, Lyon appeared on the Infowars program hosted by American Alex Jones. She described her investigation of how the US ally Bahrain was committing human rights abuses, but said that CNN and the US government pressured her to suppress the news. She said that Bahrain paid CNN for positive news coverage. Lyon said that Kazakhstan and Georgia also paid for positive coverage by CNN.
Let’s also review a famous YouTube video that shows a correspondent reporting in the Desert Storm conflict with a fake backdrop, apparently from a studio set. If you have never seen this video of Charles Jaco, please do yourself a favor and watch it to make judgement for yourself.