I’m in a fabulous mood because one of our members compared me to Molly Ivins today, and I have been reading the work of the late Texas political columnist and humorist, and she is hilarious.
I promise to keep sharpening my wit as I do this work.
The next time I write to you, we will have surpassed 1,000 subscribers, in 48 states, and 41 countries. Thank you for not smoking Fox and for supporting an indie mom instead.
In this report I note:
I think we will be viewing TV news harms the way we viewed smoking harms and fossil fuel harms - as a soul pollutant that caused mass psychosis. Combined with the digital poison fed into people’s minds via various tech platforms who mined our data, I do not think I am overstating the problem.
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