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20 Jun, 2020 06:19

Covid-19 resurgence vs. economic extinction

While we keep hearing reports of Covid-19 cases soaring in coastal US cities, radio station owner and broadcaster Paul Gleiser points out that a prolonged nationwide lockdown puts an unfair burden on America’s heartland. Residents of bustling major cities may be endangered by higher rates of infection, but Americans in less-congested areas are seeing their livelihoods threatened with economic extinction. The daily barrage of ‘doomsday’ reporting is leaving news consumers more fatigued and distrusting than ever. Talkers Magazine publisher Michael Harrison examines the evolution of mainstream media, which has transitioned from living rooms to cell phones. With social media blurring the lines between platform and publisher, how can we be certain we’re separating fact from opinion?

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