Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 8:00am

5TtRT: Confidence in the press, Tom Petty, mental illness, Puerto Rico, & gun violence

You should also check out what Jimmy Kimmel had to say about Las Vegas.

There’s a new poll out that says Americans’ trust in the news is growing again. There’s a nice article from the Atlantic about Tom Petty, and an amazing read about mental illness in the Pacific Standard. FiveThirtyEight has an excellent article about gun violence today, and Media Matters is knocking down a hoax about a trucking strike in Puerto Rico.

5 Things to Read Today (10/3/17)

  1. Reuters: The press, branded the ‘enemy’ by Trump, increasingly trusted by the public: Reuters/Ipsos poll – “The poll of more than 14,300 people found that the percentage of adults who said they had a ‘great deal’ or ‘some’ confidence in the press rose to 48 percent in September from 39 percent last November.”
  2. The Atlantic: The Humble Hugeness of Tom Petty – “Petty embraced elder-statesman status, and his consistency continued until the end.”
  3. Pacific Standard: The Touch of Madness – “But as they intensified, the gap between what she was perceiving and what she could understand rationally generated an unbearable cognitive dissonance. How could something feel so wrong but she couldn’t say what?”
  4. Media Matters: Far-right media make up Puerto Rican truck strike to absolve Trump over Hurricane Maria response – “Far-right and fringe media are baselessly claiming that truck drivers in Puerto Rico have gone on strike in order to benefit themselves and sabotage President Donald Trump’s relief efforts after the island was devastated by Hurricane Maria. The Teamsters Union issued a press release on October 2 denouncing the hoax.”
  5. FiveThirtyEight: Mass Shootings Are A Bad Way To Understand Gun Violence – “There is also something distinctly American about how we respond to these events, the way they become tangled up in the national debate about guns — this question of how to reduce deaths attributable to a weapon protected in the founding documents of our land. No other country has that particular challenge.”

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