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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

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

LABSN Editor’s Note: This documentary moved me.

 


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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

John Oliver buys up $15 million in medical debt, then pays off the debt for 9,000 people in hardship

LABSN Editor’s Note: This is a very long video, but worth watching.

 

Source: John Oliver buys up $15 million in medical debt, then pays off the debt for 9,000 people in hardship

Stunning Earth Day Video By Prince Ea

LABSN Editor’s Note: Found this on Daily Kos:

How Media Turned Right-Wing ‘Willing to Kill’ Extremists Into Peaceful ‘Rancher’s Rights Protesters’

LABSN editor’s note: Here’s another view on the Oregon story and how media is treating it. Having worked for a newspaper for 45 years, I totally agree with the people at FAIR and media’s slanted coverage.

 

Source: FAIR — FAIR is the national progressive media watchdog group, challenging corporate media bias, spin and misinformation.

FAIR is the national progressive media watchdog group, challenging corporate media bias, spin and misinformation.

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

How The Billionaire Kingpins Of School Privatization Got Stopped

Some may consider the charter school movement good for education, but it could lead to a very heterogenous society.

Source: How The Billionaire Kingpins Of School Privatization Got Stopped

A Broadway musical opens in Havana for the first time in 50 years

Rent has been performed in theaters all over the globe — but until now it had never been shown in Cuba. But tonight, Rent opened in Havana.

Reblogged from PRI’s The World.

Read complete report here.

 

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 . . .

What Does Charles Koch Get By Donating To George Mason U.? | PopularResistance.Org

Koch-protestInteresting piece from the Popular Resistance web site

What Does Charles Koch Get By Donating To George Mason U.? | PopularResistance.Org.