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CNN Misidentifies HATEBREED As A White Power Band

Way to go CNN! In the wake of the recent Sikh temple shooting, and the assailant being in a (shitty) white power band, ran a story focusing on some current white power bands. It was written by Lonnie Nasatir, who is director of the Anti-Defamation League's Upper Midwest Region, which makes this all the more interesting because he "defamed" Hatebreed by including them in a list of white power bands. Here is an excerpt:

At any given time, about 100 to 150 white power bands are in the United States. The bands’ own names defiantly express feelings of hate or violence: Aggravated Assault, Angry Aryans, Attack, Definite Hate, Final Solution, Force Fed Hate, Fueled by Hate, Hatebreed, Hate Crime, Jew Slaughter and White Terror, among others.

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Of all the bands in the world to call a white power band, fucking Hatebreed? The purveyors of PMA? And of all people, a member of an anti-defamation league to boot? This looks incredibly bad for CNN and Hatebreed are rightfully pissed tweeting:

I can't agree with Hatebreed more.

Update 1:57pm EST: CNN has removed Hatebreed's name from the post but have not issued a formal retraction.

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Update: 2:47pm EST: CNN has updated the article with the following retraction:

A previous version of this commentary incorrectly included the band Hatebreed in a list of white power bands. Hatebreed is a self-described "hardcore metal" band. CNN regrets the error.

Also, even as a Jew, I find the band name Jew Slaughter incredibly hilarious.

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