Rick Lockridge: CNN – The Gamble for Fairness Part 1

Welcome to ‘Real Stories’, a segment of Citizen Obsessed where I engage with people whose stories I believe will help spark conversation and inspire others. This week I’m conversing with Rick Lockridge, a former CNN employee and current broadcast producer, about media manipulation and how our culture can recover from this malignant cancer known as corporate media. We also talk about his time at CNN and the infamous disastrous AOL merger and what impact it had on the network. Because of the length of our correspondence, we’re breaking it up into several parts. This is the first part.

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If You’re Being Offended, Your Society Is Doing Something Right

As I watched a video of Jim Norton’s comedy special and laughed until tears came out of my eyes, a thought came to me.

I’m so lucky to live in a society where this can take place. I’m lucky to be part of a society where I can be offended. This strange bald man isn’t pulled off stage and beaten for the things he says. He’s allowed a stage to go on, because he’s considered entertaining by a certain segment of the population.

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Portland Rally: Antifa and Proud Boys Face Off

Mayor of Portland, Ted Wheeler, holds a press conference following Saturday’s chaotic affairs, but what does each group stand for?

“This is our city. This is our home,” Mayor of Portland, Ted Wheeler said Saturday in a press conference. “We do not tolerate violence here and those who engage in violence will be held accountable. Thanks to the dedication and hard work of the police bureau and our associated law enforcement partners, we did just that.”

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The Popular Vote is Not a New Idea, But it is a Dangerous One

Any time someone loses an election, but wins the oh-so-holy popular vote, it seems that a giant spotlight falls on the Electoral College. The activists and partisan water-bearers (from whatever losing party) ascend to their high horses and once again, it’s time to talk about why we use this “antiquated institution” when a direct popular vote is “far more democratic and fair”.

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