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KharmaTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-11 03:36 AM
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7. Tokenism At Best
I wish I could share the positive aspect of this but my lifelong bred cynicism of the corporate media says different. The plight of the homeless or the even larger number who are living with parents or other family or on the verge of being homeless is a major issue here. While it's worthy that someone like Ted is made visible to remind people of the homeless, that's not the angle here...it's the "rags to riches"...a fate that happened upon one poor soul but is not the reality to the millions who silently suffer from this depression. It's a diversion...as if by making one homeless go from pauper to prince this shows some benevolent side of this country...especially the corporates. It's a charade...and that's where I don't find this story either heartening or uplifting. I find it very hypocritical.

A positive would be a week-long expose of the abuses of the banks and lenders. There was a major ruling in Massetchussets yesterday that may keep people in their homes. Little media coverage at all. Let's get upclose and personal with those who wrote the bogus mortgages and speculated people's homes and lives and walked away with millions and billions in their pockets. My hope is Ted Williams can be a voice of the homeless and poorest among us...not the voice of NBC Nightly News.

Cheers...
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