Saturday, May 25, 2024

Happy Kwanzaa, or as CNN Says, Also Spelled ‘Kwanzaa’: Holiday Tweet Misfires But Gets Loads of Laughs


Today begins the holiday of Kwanzaa. Or, as CNN tweeted this morning, it is sometimes spelled ‘Kwanzaa.’ I know, I read it three times thinking I was missing something. To their credit, CNN hasn’t taken down this tweet or changed it. The responses are hilarious. This is CNN, or as it’s sometimes spelled, CNN. Listen, Fox News doesn’t spell Kwanzaa or even acknowledge it, so there’s that.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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