Outside the News Box: It Can Get Messy UPDATE

New York Times now on CNN/Kathy Griffin New Years Eve. Brian Stetler writes:
Acting not unlike many New Year’s Eve partygoers who pushed the revelry a little too far, CNN woke up on Jan. 1 with a tinge of regret. The comedian Kathy Griffin with Anderson Cooper on CNN’s New Year’s Eve show. Her vulgarity was cut from rebroadcasts.
Not that it was not worth it. CNN got the buzz it was seeking. Resembling MTV more than a cable news network, CNN’s two-hour live countdown included eyebrow-raising performances by the band Lynyrd Skynyrd, whose lead singer displayed a Confederate flag, and by the rapper Lil Wayne, whose backup dancer put on a risqué pole-dancing show.

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