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Don’t Subject Your Kids to Rudolph

Caitlin Flanagan The Atlantic
The world is bleak enough as it is. Of all the disturbing things in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, nothing competes with Donner’s rejection of his son. Donner is horrified by the nose.

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Fox Endangers Viewers. Pence Says, 'Thank You.'

Max Gertz Media Matters for America
Polls show Fox viewers are much less likely to take the virus seriously than people who get their news from more credible sources. But the Trump administration is happy with the network’s spin, which prioritizes Trump's political standing.

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Can Journalism Be Saved?

Nicholas Lemann The New York Review of Books
The evolution (or devolution) of journalism from reporting of facts through investigatory exposes to today's spread of Internet chatter.

Can Deadspin Live Again as a Worker-Owned Website?

Ari Paul Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting
The question about the former Deadspin workers isn’t just what’s next for them; it’s also about what’s next for us, the media consumers who need their voices so badly

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