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“The Register could really use a Lois Lane type like you.” that moment when Betty realizes that she needs a Clark Kent to her Lois Lane…..coincidentally, Jughead is already wearing an S on his shirt. ;)  Her mom tried to recruit her to work for her, instead, she opened her own paper and tried to recruit her own lol…..

cnn.com
WH official: We'll say 'fake news' until media realizes attitude of attacking the President is wrong
Sebastian Gorka, deputy assistant to President Donald Trump, said Monday that the administration will continue using the term "fake news" until the media understands that their "monumental desire" to attack the President is wrong.
By Chris Massie, CNN

Sebastian Gorka, deputy assistant to President Donald Trump, said Monday that the administration will continue using the term “fake news” until the media understands that their “monumental desire” to attack the President is wrong.

“There is a monumental desire on behalf of the majority of the media, not just the pollsters, the majority of the media to attack a duly elected President in the second week of his term,” Gorka, a former Breitbart editor who also holds a PhD in political science, told syndicated conservative radio host Michael Medved.  “That’s how unhealthy the situation is and until the media understands how wrong that attitude is, and how it hurts their credibility, we are going to continue to say, ‘fake news.'  I’m sorry, Michael.  That’s the reality,” he added.

Trump and his staff have repeatedly used the term “fake news” to discredit reporting on the presidential administration from mainstream outlets such as CNN and The New York Times, often offering no evidence to back up their disputes with those outlets’ stories.

Earlier in the interview, Gorka was asked by Medved whether he would acknowledge that the administration’s controversial statement on Holocaust Remembrance Day was “at least questionable in being the first such statement in many years that didn’t recognize that Jewish extermination was the chief goal of the Holocaust.”

Gorka replied by calling criticism of the statement “asinine,” arguing that it was motivated by the media’s desire to attack Trump.

“It’s a Holocaust remembrance statement,” Gorka said.  “No, I’m not going to admit it.  Because it’s asinine.  It’s absurd.  You’re making a statement about the Holocaust.  Of course it’s about the Holocaust because that’s what the statement’s about.  It’s only reasonable to twist it if your objective is to attack the President.”

Gorka also sparred with a caller who contended that “every time you call everything fake news, it just turns everyone except your hardcore fans off.”

“Not everything’s fake news,” the caller added.

“You know, I would beg to differ,” Gorka shot back.  “Every single organ that generates these kinds of stories comes from the same clique of media organs that predicted that Hillary (Clinton) would win and that Brexit wouldn’t occur.  I know what fake news is.  And it’s coming from those organizations. It’s time that you yourself understood that as well." 

So the Trump Administration outright says they’ll continue to de-legitimize the media until they toe the line and stop "attacking” (i.e. disagreeing with, or presenting facts that disagree with) the President and his agenda.

THIS IS NOT NORMAL!

reuters.com
Afghan women break ground with TV station launch
A new TV channel dedicated to women is set to begin broadcasting in Afghanistan, the first of its kind in a country whose media industry, like many areas of society, remains dominated by men.

“Zan TV (“Women’s TV”) launches on Sunday with a staff of all female presenters and producers, following a high-profile marketing campaign on billboards in Kabul and on social media.

Female newsreaders appear regularly on many Afghan channels, but an entire station for women is a novelty. Its arrival highlights the fact that behind the daily stories of violence, change is taking place in Afghanistan, even if it is often slow and patchy.

“I am so happy that this TV station has been created for women because there are women in our society who are not aware of their rights,” said 20-year-old Khatira Ahmadi, a producer at the station.

“So this station represents women and we work to raise the voice of women so they can defend their rights,” she said.”

Read the full piece and watch the video here

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“This isn’t some vanity nameplate.” says self-promoting wanker about company literally named after himself, which has been founded expressly to promote his books, tours and merchandise and to get him on the telly and radio.

People Are Ignorant About ED’s

I’d say a lot of people who suffer from an ED will turn away getting help because they feel like they are not skinny enough for it. Despite the emotional, physical and psychological pain their ED may cause- if they are not at a BMI of say 15 or less, they may turn down help due to embarrassment. It’s awful that people feel this way, and it takes great strength to seek help for an eating disorder when you are not underweight.

I know I would feel stupid coming forward and asking for help for my ED. Why? People will be confused, and would probably label me as an attention seeker. Why would I need help if I’m not skinny? How can I have an eating disorder when I look normal?

There are myths that people have about those with eating disorders. Myths taught to them by TV, eccentric magazine articles and other sources. I guess I can’t blame the public for being so misinformed about eating disorders. I was like that, too. They’ll get half the story of an AN sufferer. Only the juicy bits that the journalists feel will evoke the biggest reaction from the readers. Anything else is swept away, and forgotten.

You’ll hear the stories of anorexia nervosa sufferers, claiming to have not eaten in 3 weeks. Claiming to have quit drinking water, exercising 8 hours a day and being on the verge of death. Those stories do hold some truth, but the fact that the public is only made aware of these extreme cases of AN makes the rest of the AN sufferers seem…insignificant. The public wears blinkers. If someone is not severely underweight, if someone is eating (people think those with AN are on some kind of never-ending fast, the fuck?)- then someone can’t have AN. Case closed, brushed aside.

This misinformation is not necessarily the public’s fault. I mean, they believe what they read. Who is really going to do extensive research on EDs? Who really cares? I shouldn’t be mad, but I am.

The fear of judgment some of us feel will stop us from getting help. Fearing not being taken seriously, being laughed at, called an attention seeker, being told we’re not AN, we’re not skinny enough to be, we eat too much to be, we aren’t good enough to be, we aren’t. I’m merely speaking for myself and maybe one or two of my MPA friends. I’m not saying all of those with an ED feel this way.

This is the main reason I do not want help. I’m simply not skinny enough for it. I’m not a severe case of AN, I don’t even have bulimia, I am like… I don’t know what I am. I’m embarrassed. Too embarrassed to come forward and say I have an ED because I sure as hell don’t look like I have one.

The funny thing is though, those with EDs almost always start out at a normal weight/overweight. Their ED is there. The public will only really see it once it becomes “severe enough” to be seen. And then people act all confused, shocked, and hurt.

The closed minded nature of misinformed people have made EDs taboo.

DISCLAIMER: I am not generalizing. I am speaking from my own personal experience.

Journalists promoting autistic stereotypes

I came across this article (link below) from The Guardian today (shared on Facebook). I glanced at it and in the very first paragraph came across a glaring stereotype which had been completely needlessly included by the journalist. It says:

“their geeky, almost autistic aloofness”

Really? You think all autistic people are geeky and aloof? I feel no need to write any more on this subject, surely nobody has difficulty understanding what is wrong with this?

You can find the article, written by Evgeny Morozov, here:

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/sep/02/silicon-valley-humbled-schemes-dangerous

Ein Kluger bemerkt alles, ein Dummer macht über alles eine Bemerkung.
—  Heinrich Heine (1797-1856) was a German poet, journalist, essayist, and literary critic. He’s well-known internationally for his early lyric poetry, set to music by composers such as Robert Schumann and Franz Schubert. His later verse and prose are distinguished by their satirical wit and irony. He is considered part of the Junges Deutschland (Young Germany) movement. His radical political views led to many of his works being banned by authorities. He spent the last 25 years of his life as an expatriate in Paris.