How the media portrays violence in the news and online, on the Culture Gabfest extra.

Is the Media Exploiting Videos of Police Violence? The Culture Gabfest Asks How.

Is the Media Exploiting Videos of Police Violence? The Culture Gabfest Asks How.

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July 15 2016 10:37 AM
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Is Watching the News Bad for You?

The Culture Gabfest discusses the shootings in Baton Rouge, Minnesota, and Dallas.

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After a series of violent videos related to the shootings in Baton Rouge, Minnesota, and Dallas circulated on the internet last week, many turned to an older Guardian article about how following current events could be bad for you. In this week’s edition of the Culture Gabfest Slate Plus bonus segment, hosts Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner question the pros and cons of watching these often disturbing videos. Are you wrong to avoid them? Keep listening to find out what the hosts think.

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