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Sunday, February 13, 2011

BREAKING NEWS FROM EGYPT: Arcade Fire Wins Grammy!

This isn’t the first time I’ve blogged about my utter disgust with CNN’s weak news judgment. Bumping North Korean aggression in favor of news on a long-missing blonde girl was bad. But at the time of publication, CNN.com has bumped news about Egypt’s parliament being absolved by their military government in favor of breaking news from the Grammy’s. Seriously.

I’m stoked an innovative, organic band like Arcade Fire won the nights top honor. Their underdog status was amplified by the fact that they went up against commercially successful superstars like Eminem and Lady Gaga.

I still can’t shake the fact that prioritizing Arcade Fire’s win over serious happenings in the Arab worlds strongest, most populated country is an insult to their readers.

When I want news on music Glide Magazine and Pitchfork Media do just fine. I can’t speak for all CNN.com’s visitors, but as a regular reader, I’d love to lobotomize their web crew with the long-shot hope it may actually enhance their judgment.

Happy Valentines Day…

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