After counting down to Tuesday night's undercard debate for a full seven days, CNN left many viewers angry and perplexed by adding an additional 30 minutes to the timer.
It was not clear exactly why the countdown clock was refilled with extra time and a CNN spokesperson did not provide a comment to TheBlaze. The cable news network had previously said coverage of the debate would begin at 6:00 p.m. ET.
As tends to happen when journalists and politics watchers are forced to wait, the countdown clock's mysterious time change dominated social media in the minutes leading up to the main event.
The countdown clock at 5:55pm: https://t.co/QKTgu4tSNd— Igor Bobic (@Igor Bobic) 1450220815.0
Wtf #CNNDebate 41 mins ago the countdown clock said 37 mins to go but now it says 27 mins to go? https://t.co/a9J5gjTK9S— David Clinch (@David Clinch) 1450220773.0
OMG the CNN debate countdown clock was a lie— Seung Min Kim (@Seung Min Kim) 1450220606.0
If you believed that the CNN countdown clock had any idea what it was talking about you are very naive, sorry— Leigh Munsil (@Leigh Munsil) 1450220649.0
Designer of CNN's #GOPDebate countdown clock. https://t.co/8yUwjQq8rY— Judge Don Willett (@Judge Don Willett) 1450221343.0
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