School's back. Time for somebody to do something shocking at the Video Music Awards. Nothing new. The shock is how reports of the evening overshadowed international events.
Jonathan Mann, who posts a song a day on YouTube, wrote a great song about the week. About how war in Syria seems imminent but look! Miley Cyrus' tongue! And it appears Fukushima is worse than we thought but hey! The President got a new dog! For Jonathan, that last one was not a political statement; he rather likes the President. It was a what's-going-on-with-the-media statement. I would love to share his brilliant song but the video includes footage of Miley's VMA performance and that should never be seen again by anyone. Not because it's foul but because we should all want better for Miley.
So. The press. What happened? Why were they at a club when they should've been at work? The only answer with any ring of truth actually came from the satire site The Onion. They ran a fake editorial attributed to actual CNN Managing Editor Meredith Artley (She confirmed on twitter that she's not the author; it's a parody.) The setup may be fake but the content is spot on. Take a moment to read Let Me Explain Why Miley Cyrus’ VMA Performance Was Our Top Story This Morning.