Friday, December 25, 2015

Taibbi's Holiday Message: Calm the F$#@ Down!

Here's Matt Taibbi with a very pertinent reminder this holiday season of how we've collectively lost all sense of proportion in terms of actual threats to life and limb:
It's not that there aren't real threats. The problem is that no one in popular culture is incentivized to mitigate our fears of those threats, or place them in context. Fox News is not going to sell many ads running stories called "Mexicans Are Basically Nice People Just Like Us." CNN isn't going to grab eyeballs showing videos of Muslim immigrants in New Jersey just hanging out watching soccer. 
Much more to read here.

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