CNN Deems Bin Laden Porn ‘Breaking News’

Though the actual story is on their ‘This Just In‘ Blog, which features ‘stories that are breaking, developing or otherwise driving the collective daily conversation, along with some items we find interesting and worth sharing,’ the CNN Breaking News Twitter feed thought that the story worthy of the ‘Breaking News’ title.

Beyond the ridiculousness of labeling the story ‘Breaking News’ (if only on Twitter), is the fact that apparently no one is still certain as to who exactly the ‘explicit material’ belonged to. Though it’s funny and honestly unexpected – whoever thought of Bin Laden and his associates as squeaky clean is fooling only themselves – the need to make it a breaking news headline (leave that to the Twitter feeds) only makes it seem like the increasingly sensationalist network is trying to humiliate and ridicule the terrorist leader from beyond the grave.

Just to put it into journalistic context, Al Jazeera English did not deem the porn worthy of its own headline or story, but FOX News (where it became an ‘extensive porn stash‘) and MSNBC both did (where it warranted two mentions, on the main page and and Rachel Maddow’s Blog)

 

CNN Just In Blog highlighting Bin Laden's Porn

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