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CNN has categorized Hatebreed as a "white power band."

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 8:06 AM PT


In a new opinion piece on CNN called "Hate with a beat: White power music," author Lonnie Nasatir has the following to say:

"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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Hatebreed? No. No. No. But, to be fair, I guess their name does invite this kind of miscategorization. Then again, Mr. Nasatir should really check his facts carefully before name-dropping bands.

Hopefully this gets cleared up quickly.


UPDATE 12:51 PM: Hatebreed's name has been removed from the article.


UPDATE 3:02 PM: CNN has now appended the following to the bottom of the piece:

"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."



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