And speaking of the intersection of journalism and pop culture, CNN senior media reporter Oliver Darcy was aghast that buzzfeednews.com had Ari's new video as a headline for a while when it first dropped:
BuzzFeed does a lot of great journalism -- so how is this the lead story on BuzzFeed NEWS dot com? pic.twitter.com/xQgfOyoxlD— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) November 30, 2018
Buzzfeednews reporter Ellie Hall clapped back with the greatest of ease:
CNN does a lot of great journalism — so how have these all been lead stories on CNN THE NEWS WEBSITE dot com?!?! pic.twitter.com/z7oI9Yg5fE— Ellie Hall (@ellievhall) November 30, 2018
Another Buzzfeed reporter has a pretty reasonable explanation:
because it's newsworthy? Did you see just how many people watched the video drop live?? It's been one of the biggest pop culture events of the year!— Alp Ozcelik (@alplicable) November 30, 2018
Sources: WaPo video, Oliver's tweet, Ellie's tweet, Alp's tweet
When I'm on the move, I periodically glance at Buzzfeednews to make sure the world hasn't ended yet (I find Buzzfeednews' headlines less clickbaity than those on CNN and other sources. Really!). So that's how I learned the vid had dropped (it's important news to me, OK). So thank u, Buzzfeed!