I have posted before about the Arizona media's need to not only find an Arizona connection to every news story, but to bolster their "street cred," like the time the local paper compared Tempe to Times Square in NYC.
I lived in the Philadelphia suburbs for my first thirty-two years, virtually in the shadow of New York City, and I do not recall that city's media ever comparing us to New York.
So why Arizona has such an inferiority complex is beyond me.
They did it again last week in the Roger Clyne article in the local entertainment rag New Times.
Roger Clyne And The Peacemakers are a regional act that has a devoted following.