The Empire State Building is Now Blood Red after GOP Takes the Senate & New York is Pissed
The GOP has officially taken over the Senate and retained the House of Representatives. And, if you live in New York City, it's extremely hard to miss this big piece of news out of the 2014 midterm elections. That's because CNN took over the Empire State Building in its latest reporting gimmick, using an LED meter to display the results of Tuesday evening. Though the skyscraper swapped between red and blue lights for hours prior to the reveal about GOP's success in Congress, as soon as word came through that Republicans had picked up enough seats to dominate the Senate, the building shone bright red. Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader, is having a good day indeed.
Of course, as lovely as the lights may be, there is one key problem with CNN's skyscraper meter. And what's that problem? Well, New York City isn't quite the greatest location to brandish the Grand Old Party's success, particularly considering the city's very liberal inhabitants. Citizens of New York City could hardly miss the lit-up skyscraper in the skyline, and made sure to share their distaste for the image on social media.
Just a few tweets circulating following CNN's big, red skyscraper reveal:
How about we just assume it stands for the Big Apple instead?