The Tweets came from one man named Ben Dover (bend-over), ‘Mike Oxlong’ (my-cox-long) and Anita Blackman (I-need-a-black-man)
The red-faced embarrassment emerged online from one curious watcher
“These are all fake tweets …. this is CNN. You’d think they would have someone screening this shit,” an eagle-eyed viewer laughed in a video posted online.
“What the f---!” A search of those users reveals other Twitter users including Ben Dover (bend-over) and Bo Nehr (boner) were also broadcast.
According to crack cyber experts at Daily Beast, most were prank accounts and connected, with users Anita Dump, Ben Dover, Dixie Normus, Harry Cox, Hugh Jass, Mike Oxlong and Seymour Butts all following one another.
@MikeOxLong625 appears to be the man behind the scam, as it was created in February 2021, while the other six accounts were created in December.
"Darn,” Ben Dover tweeted shortly before midnight. “It was fun while it lasted!”
CNN has been in damage control since its New Year’s Eve coverage from Time Square when Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen went on a couple of unscripted — and inebriated — tirades.
The Bravo star, 53, took verbal shots at N.Y.C. Mayor Bill de Blasio, Ryan Seacrest and encouraged his aging parents do edibles on-air.
While he was slapped across the wrists by top CNN brass, Cohen went on the offensive after being cautioned, declaring: “I make no apologies for my drinking on New Year’s Eve.”
He told Howard Stern, “I will not be shamed for having fun on New Year’s Eve,” he told Stern. “That’s why I’m there. That’s why they bring me there.
“Booze started kicking in around 11:30, so everyone’s focusing on kind of the last 45 minutes or hour that we were on the air. I kicked in high gear with 45 minutes left. So we had done 15 interviews before that point you know. I won’t be shamed for it. I had a blast. Anderson had a blast. We left and we were like, ‘That was fun. What a fun New Year’s Eve.”