Samantha Power, the U.S. ambassador to the U.N., reminded Twitter users on Thursday that there were more news items worth paying attention to than pop star Justin Bieber’s drunk driving arrest.
BREAKING: Justin Bieber gets a DUI.
In other news: Syria, South Sudan, Iran, Central African Republic…
— Samantha Power (@AmbassadorPower) January 23, 2014
Several cable news outlets carried a live feed of Bieber’s brief court appearance in Miami and brought on former child stars throughout the afternoon to analyze his situation. But as Power pointed out, there was also news Thursday about developments in South Sudan, Syria and Iran.
Catherine Thompson is a senior editor for Talking Points Memo in New York City. She came to the site in 2013 and reported on national affairs. Previously, she worked as a research assistant to investigative reporter Wayne Barrett. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.