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SNL TikTok Parody No Laughing Matter

SNL’s latest cold open imagined the virtual meeting White House officials held last week with about 30 TikTok “influencers.” Watching the parody, I wondered if millennials whose worldviews are shaped by TikTok influencers found it all that funny.

The SNL characters didn’t seem all that exaggerated.

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Ronn Torossian and the “Ethics” of PR

PR professionals expressing the loudest outrage about disgraced PR executive Ronn Torossian should be mindful that people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.

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Elon Musk’s Faux Free Speech Pledge

Elon Musk this weekend said he declined to heed calls from several countries to block Russian news sites from his Starlink internet satellites amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. “Sorry to be a free speech absolutist,” Musk told his Twitter bros.

Consumers in China know first-hand that Musk only supports free speech when it suits him or his business interests. Speaking of hypocrisy, a shoutout for GM CEO Mary Barra.

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There’s Something About Dr. Mary Bowden

Meet Dr. Mary Bowden, the Houston ENT doc willing to brave the government, the medical establishment, and a hostile media to practice medicine and treat covid patients as she sees fit.

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The Hypocrisy of the Hippocratic Oath

Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital settling yet again a federal lawsuit alleging fraudulent billing practices makes clear that it’s time to replace with the Hippocratic Oath promising to do no harm with this promise upon medical school graduation: “If my healthcare employer’s business practices are endangering patients, I promise to keep my mouth shut.”

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