CNN mistakes Putin for Jihadi John

Evidence CNN desperately needs to hire more staff in its graphics department is mounting.

The news channel has been involved in a series of graphical gaffes, including confusing Barack Obama and Osama Bin Laden and forgetting where Hong Kong is.

Now they have accidentally identified Jihadi John as Putin, flashing up a picture of the Russian President during a package about the Isis militant.

The Telegraph reports CNN quickly apologised, saying it was due to a "failure of a video server" and the photo was for the channel's next report. "We apologise for that mistake," a spokesperson added.

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