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Will we learn the lesson *this* time?

The Jussie Smollett attack story has been shown to be something…well, less than accurate. But that didn’t stop the pundits and politicians from making broad pronouncements about the state of the country, and Republicans in general, as soon as the accusations were made. It exposed (again) how much the media really wants this narrative to be true.

And Lara Logan, formerly of CBS News, agrees that the media doesn’t just vote Left; it skews its reports left. Guess we won’t be seeing here on a network anytime soon.

And denizens of New York City restaurants are shocked that prices are going up…after a minimum wage hike. Is anyone paying attention there?

Mentioned links:

Yes, Jussie Smollett Lied

Stars Call for Justice as Jussie Smollett Recovers From Homophobic, Racist Attack

Hate-Crime Hoaxes Reflect America’s Sickness

Ex-CBS Star Lara Logan Calls Media ‘Mostly Liberal’ in Scorched Earth Interview: I’m Committing ‘Professional Suicide’

Former CBS Star Lara Logan Goes NUCLEAR on ‘Horsesh**’ ‘Propagandist’ Press

Full Lara Logan video 3 hours, 40 minutes. Media bias discussion starts at 2 hours, 16 minutes. [Language warning]

Some New Yorkers aren’t happy that $15 minimum wage has increased food prices

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Telling a great story

Is it OK to rape if the culture you come from has normalized it?

Why is Havana crumbling? What are the costs, and is it affecting their great (according to Michael Moore) health care?

And is depicting bullying necessary when telling an anti-bullying story? Some people don’t think so. Let’s let Rudolph demonstrate why it is. Merry Christmas!

Mentioned links:

Refugee acquitted of rape ‘as he has different cultural norms’ – His female victim attempted suicide

How Havana is collapsing, building by building

The truth about Cuba’s health care system

Viewers Noticed Some Very Disturbing Details In ‘Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer’

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Who’s in charge here?

The state of Florida stopped doing background checks for gun permits for a whole year. Your government at work…or not. Listen to find out why they didn’t, and what one of the ramifications may have been.

Kids in Connecticut are breaking track records, but not everyone’s happy about that. Listen to find out why, and what they’re doing about it.

Do we let our 4-year-olds decide on their bedtime, or make even bigger decisions about their upbringing? If a new movie out of Hollywood is to be believed, maybe we should let them make life-altering decisions…or not.

Mentioned links:

Florida Didn’t Conduct Gun Background Checks for a Year Because an Employee Couldn’t Log In

Two Transgenders Blow Out Girls In State Meet

Connecticut Parents Launch Petitions To Restrict Athletic Competitions By Birth Gender

‘A Kid Like Jake’: Jim Parsons, Claire Danes Talk Making ‘Honest’ and ‘Relatable’ Story About Young Trans Identity

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The worst-kept secret in Hollywood

Hollywood was shaken up with allegations of the sexual harassment of Harvey Weinstein. Well, they knew about it, for years, so it doesn’t seem like it was shaken all that much. Stirred, perhaps. Maybe he could have learned something from Mike Pence.

The UK medical system had a crisis of care this summer, but it’s a crisis that it usually sees in winter. If they are this bad off already this year, will they be able to survive the winter? And yet, it’s a crisis coming to a country near you (i.e. the USA) if we don’t get out from under our attempt at socialized medicine.

Mentioned links:

Harvey Weinstein’s Fall Opens the Floodgates in Hollywood

How Did NBC Miss Out on a Harvey Weinstein Exposé?

NHS ‘sleepwalking into winter crisis’ as waiting times soar to nine-year high

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