This morning

This morning, newspapers are leading with the story that at least 50,000 preventable deaths worldwide occurred yesterday– and more than 50,000 more will occur today. (These deaths are the equivalent of one hundred full jumbo jets crashing with one hundred percent fatalities every day.)

Radio is spending hours reporting, analyzing, and discussing the impact that current and proposed policies of politicians have on our lives. This leaves no time for discussion of campaign strategy. We all have to decide what to choose and why for ourselves, rather than being told who the winners and losers are.

Television is showing the tragedy of poverty and how institutions impoverish people and always following up with high-production-value reports of people organizing to overcome injustice and solve problems directly.

April fool!

[This post was deleted from PBS.org/idealab because people couldn't understand it. Revised slightly here.]

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