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Media’s Grim Addiction to Perseverance Porn | FAIR

LABSN Editor’s Note: I thought this take on how a news item is reported was very important. FAIR has a reputation for making news reporters think about what they write from a different point of view.

These stories are typically shared for the purposes of poor-shaming, typically under the guise of inspirational life advice. A healthy press would take these anecdotes of “can do” spirit and ask bigger questions, like why are these people forced into such absurd hardship?

Source: Media’s Grim Addiction to Perseverance Porn | FAIR

THINX/Final Cut

LABSN Editor’s Note: A very important video both women and men should watch. Another great job from the video production company HAYDEN 5


<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/144179091″>Thinx | FINAL CUT</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/h5m”>HAYDEN 5</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

A Humanizing Dcumentary on New York City’s ‘Showtime’ Subway Dancers – CityLab

LABSN Editor’s Note: This documentary moved me.

 


<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/168846622″>WE LIVE THIS</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/h5m”>HAYDEN 5</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

A new short film paints a humanizing portrait of four young “showtime” performers.

Source: A Humanizing Dcumentary on New York City’s ‘Showtime’ Subway Dancers – CityLab

Fox News Anchors Hilariously Struggle to Process Drop in Unemployment

 

LABSN editor note: This is hilarious. Have to watch the video.

It does not compute.

Source: Fox News Anchors Hilariously Struggle to Process Drop in Unemployment

NYT Columnist’s Faulty Attack on Elizabeth Warren’s ‘Rage’

Here’s an interesting article from Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting or FAIR.

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New York Times columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin has earned a reputation over the years for being friendly with the Wall Street giants he covers. If you read his bizarre rant against Senator Elizabeth Warren, it’s not hard to see why. Read more . . .

Women in India agitate for their right to pee

Found this article on PRI’s The World.

About 600 million Indians live without toilets, and women and girls bear the brunt of that shortage. While men can and do relieve themselves almost anywhere, many women must choose between scarce, dangerous public facilities or expensive pay toilets when they need to pee. (read more)

The above video was posted with the article.

PBS Uses Advertising to Retaliate Against Critical Coverage

harpers-pbsdRebloged from the journalism watchdog group Fair and Accuracy in Reporting.

PBS Uses Advertising to Retaliate Against Critical Coverage.