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Why the Offbeat Empire usually ignores current events

At least once a month, some sort of big "hard news" story will intersect with an Offbeat Empire site, and I'll get emails about it. Mark Zuckerberg gets married. A terrible school shooting happens. A state will have a marriage equality vote or ruling. And most often, the Offbeat Empire sites will ignore it. Not always, of course. I did a quick post about Mark Zuckerberg's wedding because I liked the message it sent about a wealthy couple making the choice for a simple wedding. We did a brief post on Offbeat Families about the Newtown, CT shootings because several readers begged us to.

But for the most part we don't touch hard news stories, and here are a few of the reasons why…