CNN’s dumb “Key Race Alerts” are totally redeemed when you add DJ Khaled.

CNN’s Dumb “Key Race Alerts” Are Totally Redeemed When You Add DJ Khaled

CNN’s Dumb “Key Race Alerts” Are Totally Redeemed When You Add DJ Khaled

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Nov. 8 2016 9:30 PM

CNN’s Dumb “Key Race Alerts” Are Totally Redeemed When You Add DJ Khaled

Key Race Alert

Key Race Alert

CNN, your 24-hour source for understatement and restraint, has been going all in on its “KEY RACE ALERTS” this evening. Every time the network doesn’t have any new projections—but it does want to suggest it has dramatic new revelations—a star-spangled graphic flies in.

It’s pretty ridiculous on its face, and Twitter is already having a blast with it, but there is one man whose addition totally redeems it.

Christian Lesperance is a freelance video producer and editor working with Slate. Check out more of his work here.

Forrest Wickman is Slate’s culture editor.