Wanted to kick off the week with a wonderful story about SYDNEY RUBIN, who has a fabulous adventure ahead of her, and it doesn’t involve TV. OK, she’ll have a TV and cable but her brilliant marketing chops won’t be part of the picture. Tune in tomorrow. It’s just too inappropriate to be happy snappy in light of the events of last week. Eleven dead due to an armed anti-semite in Pittsburgh. Two dead because of an armed racist in Louisville. An arrest in Florida of a right wing fanatic who had Unabomber aspirations. This has GOT to stop. You work in television. You have creative and air time available to you. You have a great deal of power to bring attention to events and the ability to sway hearts and minds. Hate is getting plenty of time on air; any newscast include the words ‘this statement is a lie’? Why not? People are afraid. A drunken, racist woman in Charlotte verbally assaulted two ladies waiting for the Auto Club to arrive and the ladies were afraid. People are attacking your reporters. It’s not like anything that’s ever happened in the US before, including 1968. So use your power to blunt hate.
Think About This: “Alternative facts and fake news are just other names for propaganda” ~ Johnny Corn