Were MSNBC, CNN sabotaged for Christie-Trump presser? Reports of tampering after faulty feed

As if the 2016 presidential election weren’t entertaining enough as it is, we can now add mystery and intrigue to the mix.

While broadcasting a press conference on Friday that featured failed Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie endorsing front-runner Donald Trump, CNN and MSNBC experienced major problems with the video feed.

Fox News did not have any issue with its feed.

CNN and MSNBC would eventually be forced to show a still photo while airing the audio.

But Politico reported that it wasn’t just a bad signal, saying a CNN source said someone tampered with the network’s cable run during the event.

“Someone cut the CNN cable between the truck and the fiber box,” the source said, adding that the network’s technical crew said “the cable was shredded.”

An MSNBC source said only that they had an “issue with the signal inside the room.”

Here are examples of the video feed during the presser:

In a series of posts on social media, Washington Post reporter Paul Fahri echoed the Politico report:

All of which lead to plenty of speculation from social media users about who might be behind the mystery.

Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:

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