“Still Calling It News” was written by Clint Black and Hayden Nicholas back in 2012 “sometime around that election cycle.” The song first appeared on Black’s 2015 album release On Purpose and “has never seemed more relevant than now,” said Black. A satirical look at how coverage of the Presidential race has presented itself, the video for the song can now be seen at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2OQ1mu27P8.
Clint insists that this video “shouldn’t be taken as a political statement, but rather as a way to illustrate how our focus has been steered away from the important issues facing our country today.”
The video features clips taken from numerous news broadcasts including CNN’s Anderson Cooper’s 360, FOX’s The O’Reilly Factor, ABC News, CBS News, CNN’s The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, amongst numerous others.
Most show just how far-flung from the policy issues coverage has veered.
“If we had the footage, we probably could’ve made an equally absurd video of the Jefferson/Adams election,” says Clint.