Comedian slash anchorman John Oliver points his lens this week on a topic NonDoc covered late last year: prescription opioid abuse.
While the fact that 75 percent of heroin addicts were addicted to prescription pain pills as of this time last year is no laughing matter, the plucky Brit manages to tackle the topic with his usual mix of profane snark and genuine concern.
Things we saw (and heard)
What if the newspaper industry made a colossal mistake? — Politico
Why Twitter is actually a media company — The Wall Street Journal
How Saturday Night Live just took a huge step away from toxic bro humor — Vanity Fair
Just taxing the 1 Percent as much as we tax the poor would yield billions for cash-strapped states — In These Times
Why cannabis coverage needs to be a serious beat — Nieman Reports
How sites Like Google and Facebook put you in political echo chambers — Lifehacker
Quotes to note
“YOU SHOULD BE PUT IN FRONT OF A FIRING SQUAD AS A TRAITOR.”
— a threat received by The Arizona Republic newspaper after they endorsed Hillary Clinton for president, the paper’s first Democrat endorsement in 125 years, 10/17/16
“Donald Trump didn’t start all this. Like he usually does, he just slapped his name on it, took credit for it, and promoted the heck out of it.”
— President Barack Obama, explaining Trump’s rise on the back of conservative media during a stump for Hillary Clinton in Miami, 10/20/16
“Mr. Trump represents neither the danger his critics claim nor the magic elixir many of his supporters crave. But he promises to be a source of disruption and discomfort to the privileged, back-scratching political elites for whom the nation’s strength and solvency have become subservient to power’s pursuit and preservation.”
— editorial board of the Las Vegas Review-Journal in the first column from a major U.S. newspaper to endorse Trump for president, 10/23/16
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