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Thursday, March 09, 2006

ABC Screws Up Again

Ok, ok, as you know, I don't particularly care for celebrities thinking that fame gives them some kind of insight into politics (Skunk Baxter aside), but I link to this article for the sake of pointing out that ABC is just plain sloppy.  It's about Tim McGraw and Faith Hill commenting on the response to Katrina.  Sure, whatever, repeat what you hear, don't bother to think about it.  Speaking of not bothering to think about it:

"Earlier in the day, McGraw and Hill had reason to celebrate. Their duet, "When I Get Where I'm Going," was nominated by the Country Music Association as the Vocal Event of the Year."

Way to go ABC, confuse pop-country stars Tim and Faith with Brad Paisley and Dolly Parton.  You tried to show how "in-touch" with "middle America" you are with a nice piece on country musicians echoing the standard lines, and you screw it up.  I know I'm nitpicking, but come on, .12 seconds of Google research could have prevented this.      

UPDATE: ABC has fixed the story, though there is still a typo remnant from the earlier posted line, specifically a W on the front of "Like We Never Loved at All", the song for which they are actually nominated, which was, unfortunately, crap.  Ok, enough country music talk.


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