This cruft was updated daily at 5:35 and 11:35 AM & PM EST. The algorithm extracted images from the CNN home page once every eight hours. The headline text was parsed, and the images from this page were then manipulated, enlarged, cropped and turned into grayscale. The text was then pasted into the red fields generating the final image. One can see the limited range of changing news stories, seeing clearly where CNN wants us to focus our thinking. Just like the magician's misdirection, we focus on one hand, so we are no longer thinking about what the other hand is doing.