The wall has been the brunt of jokes for years, given the amusing optics of an adult journalist playing around with a colorful gizmo. In 2008, Jon Stewart and John Oliver lampooned the “journalistic superweapon” in a sketch for The Daily Show (video). In 2012, satirical news site The Onion published an article titled “CNN’s John King Now Just Swiping Hands Across Everything.”

Just last week, US president Barack Obama made fun of Tapper and CNN at the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner (video). “Jake Tapper left journalism to go to CNN,” Obama said, as Tapper looked on with a pained smile.

It’s nice to see CNN getting in on the fun with some self-deprecating jokes of its own. Of course, it’s also worth noting, that CNN and HBO are both owned by Time Warner.

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