Silly Breaking News of the Day

CNN just sent me an e-mail to confirm that “The Pastor Behind ‘Burn a Koran Day’ Says the Event Will Go On as Planned.”

How in the world does that qualify as breaking news?

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Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter


  1. Two weeks ago, I received a “Breaking News” alert that Bristol Palin would be appearing on Dancing With The Stars.

    That qualifies as neither “Breaking” nor “News”

  2. Bill Jempty says:

    Down here in Florida the Florida news media once felt an urge to report on a lawyer’s stomach ache.