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Outrage After CNN Made Brangelina Breakup Top Story — What They Should’ve Covered Instead

International news outlet CNN angered its audience Tuesday after it chose to focus on the reported divorce of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie instead of other pressing issues, including the recent killing of two black men by police.

Twitter users reacted with rage after CNN made the Brangelina breakup their top story, even as news was breaking about the Tulsa, Oklahoma police shooting of unarmed Terrence Crutcher.

As Esquire magazine notes, CNN interrupted its coverage at the U.N. refugee roundtable to break the news about the divorce.

CNN’s prioritisation of celebrity gossip over important international news, though not surprising, sheds a light on the US news media’s obsession with superficial, inconsequential news about pop culture. It was only a few years ago that MSNBC interrupted a congresswoman talking about NSA reform to break news about Justin Bieber’s arrest.

So what should CNN have been covering instead of obsessing over Brad and Angelina’s divorce? Here are five headlines that are much more deserving of the top story slot:

Protesters, Police Clash After Fatal Police Shooting in Charlotte, NC

Saudi Official Finally Admits Saudi Arabia Supports Terrorism

In Obama’s Attempt to Slam Putin, He Accidentally Incriminated Himself

Following Weekend Terror Attacks, Trump and Clinton Vow to Increase Terrorism

This 10-Year-Old Girl Wants You to Know What the US Government Is Doing to Yemen


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