Baby boomers misread an NPR headline and nearly started a generational war. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, discuss. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. http://www.tytnetwork.com/join
"It was a simple report about a health study, but the headline took on a life of its own on social media.
The NPR story focused on the health risks of prolonged sitting, particularly for those between the ages of 50 and 71. The headline was supposed to be a call of encouragement for people to get up and move. Instead, some folks didn’t bother to read beyond the headline and they took “Get Off The Couch Baby Boomers” as a personal insult.
Many of those who took offense appeared to be supporters of President Donald Trump:”*
Read more here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/get-off-the-couch-baby-boomers_us_59adfe8ee4b0354e440bf44e?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009
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"Don't appease idiots?" Those idiots voted for the Congresscritters and Gropenfuhrer who want to cut NPR funding! If anything, it's in NPR's self interest to appease them MORE! Or at least avoid ANGERING them more!
By the way, I'm a boomer and I'm progressive, because this next decade may be my last chance to help make the world better for all of our descendants.
The 'adults' keep telling us to get jobs. Do they not realise how hard it is to find a job for us, especially if we're still in some form of education? I've lost count of how many CVs I've sent out and never heard back from, and I have work experience under my belt, so imagine how hard it is for someone without prior work experience.
There are a hell of a lot of baby boomers on " disability", sitting on the couch watching f#*ing (fox) news. This is coming from a baby boomer. I see it every day in the hospital. This article is very true about their health the average age of a stroke patient in my unit now is 55. Yes we have so dumbed down our society. I can't believe how many people , ( of all ages !!!) can not read and follow simple instructions. IT is our society not a generational thing.Look at who is ruining , oops running the country. That just tells you some thing about our educational level across the board in this country.
No, Ana, they won't hear it. They have decided that your generation is lazy, uses <insert scary technology>, listens to crazy music, dresses funny, and has way too much fun in bed. Just like was said about THEIR generation, and the generation before THAT, and the generation before THAT, and the........
Just as I'm sure, in twenty years, YOUR generation will be saying about the young people of Generation Q or whatever dumbass designation young people are stuck with in the 2030s.
Apparently the human race hit its intellectual, moral, and cultural apex about the time of Lucy the Australopithecus and it's been all downhill ever since.
I'm 71 but Fox news and specially Hannity infuriates me, so rarely watch it, but then I'm a liberal and voted for Bernie Saunders in the Democrat Party Primary and even though I knew she had no chance voted for Jill Stein in the General, I will probably be dead in a few years and have no children I'm worried about what will happen to this beautiful planet it's Flora and Fonia and what sort of life the little children young people will have if money grubbing selfish people ruin the world for those who have to live for centuries to come it the planet is allowed to last.
Dig a little deeper kids and cut with the generalizations. The ones still at the helm throughout government and corporate 'merica is - wait for it...hush..."the silent generation" - those in their mid-70's to mid 80's. Yes, their mangled claws still have a hold on just about everything. And the boomers you speak of - just a continuum of that 50's philosophy. I'm a card-carrying boomer, pretty rad in the day and a bit more centrist now but that comes with age - you'll find that out. And as for Soc Sec, dear Ana, we boomers have been paying both sides of it since we were old enuff to work - paying for our grandparents and parents and our future as well. Don't bitch and whine - take the reins and prove you have a better plan - then implement it. The wheel goes round...
Im a millennial (16 years old) and I have a job and I am running a car detailing business, and I do bike racing. Im just lazy ok? I know im running a business and a job and in athletics but thats still lazy I guess
That point at the end is right on. That is the insane level of PC bullshit the right always accuses the left of perpetrating except it never usually comes from the left. The right has more perceived power because of Ailes' and Murdoch's constant reframing of politics in America to always make it seem like Liberals are just bullying right wingers (with facts, data and evidence lol). The real snowflakes with a victim complex has always been the right wing and it's just embarrassing at this point to anyone who is paying attention.
When I disagree with one of my sisters I get out a dictionary. Weird? Well usually it boils down to the fact I am saying one thing and she is hearing another thing. Often we are using different definitions of words. When both meanings are valid but what we mean by it is simply explained. I can point out... I mean this. Then she gets it, disagreement over. We don't always agree in the end but understanding the other view cuts out a lot of offence.
cenk...sometimes you interrupt to often...let the story unfold and then lead in with your opinion....ana...sometimes your voice is to strident...bring the octave down a touch and speak with deliberance....
It's probably because NPR understands the big game. If they scare people away, then they lose future opportunities to properly inform them later on. Can you imagine the horror of having someone's primary news source go from NPR to FOX? Or even... *gasp Alex Jones?!
this reminds me of the Reagan voters who were convinced that 50% of minorities were on welfare. Of course, there hasn't been anything like Australian or European style welfare for decades. It was replaced with AFDC (mothers only) and SSI for the disabled. Welfare for employable adults doesn't exist, but try telling that to a Republican.
you are turning into cheerleaders and cheerleaders never say anything bad about their team you remind me of the uncool kids gathered in the library making fun of the football players and this guy has to be the guy that hung out with all the girls but was allways in the friend zone
I don't get it. As a Boomer myself, I do not feel competition with the Millennials, I see me dying and them becoming the leaders of earth. Oh, well. This shared worldwide experience is brought to you by the Globalists who hope to Wake This Generation Up. We ARE One.
Yes, I am a lazy millennial: I run a small online business, go to college full time, and work as a college tutor. Daaaamn, I am so lazy.
These same old farts will whine and complain about younger generations and say stupid stuff like this, but then they'll cry that said young people don't respect their elders, don't care for the elderly, etc. Respect is a two-way street folks. And who do these old farts think raised Millenials and younger people? If they truly think they (we) messed up their perfect world, then blame your parenting skills or your children's parenting skills.
Conservative claim to love this country but they have no problem with wishing death upon "liberals" and people on welfare. Whats the difference in them and the Taliban or any flavor of terrorists that we are supposed to be afraid of. Speaking of which are we still supposed to be afraid of the mujahedin? What about the people in syria? Are they rebels or terrorists? How can we keep up with who's profitable and rebellious or bad for business and terroristic?
It's crazy how there are barely any Trump supporter comments under videos where their behavior can't be justified in any way, shape, or form lol. Usually at least half the top 10 comments on tyt videos are Trump supporters shouting fake news.... Where are you All? Is it nap time? Just like with police brutality, if the person made ONE wrong move such as running from fear, there will be a million comments justifying the murderer, but in the many cases they can't justify, crickets in the comments section. Crazy how stubborn and evil some can be. The lengths humans will go to to not have to admit they are wrong is crazy. And I guarantee you none of the idiot old folks whose tweets were shown in this video will be tweeting a follow up correction or apology😒
I don't know ; I mean if I read a headline that offended me then I would read the article just to see where they get off saying that on a headline , which in this case , it turns out it's about boomers health and staying active . When I get to that age , ( 50 - 71 ) , I will refuse to be bitter about what people of a newer generation have to say by remembering that sometimes things need a 2nd look . 🤔
I think this may be a consequence of clickbait culture. We've conditioned people out of clicking on articles, so now, a lot of people (not just conservatives) don't bother reading the whole thing, only read the headline, which is intentionally hyperbolic, and then get upset about a thing that nobody said to begin with. I think this is a problem, because the hyperbole that was meant to grab your attention to get you to click is one of the things that's deterred people from doing so (on top of formatting that makes you go through 27 pages to read a 200-word article,) and then, the headline is what people think is genuinely going on in the world nowadays, not what was actually reported upon.
I'm disheartened these people associate ALL boomers with Trump supporters. This is completely inaccurate. Most of every demographic group (with the exception of Neo-Nazis, White Supremacists and Tea Party wing nuts) do not support Trump. They also don't support the Democratic Party.
It's sad to see in this day in age all the divisionary lines that keep Humanity like Lemmings blindly running off the cliff. Our species has yet to mature or evolve Beyond childish Behaviour such as selfishness and greed.
Funny thing: once a year I'd make a trip to visit my grandma and all she would do all day is play online games, go on facebook, or talk on the phone. Her friends are the same. Finally, I would have to pull out my kindle or iPad to read because I was bored. I don't own a cell: she does. I don't like facebook: she does. I don't watch TV: she does. I fact, Boomers watch way more TV than Millenials do in my experience. So yes, get off your asses, folks. Play with the grandkids or take the dog for a walk or something.
You're ignorant Anna, people pay into their own social security. Social Security is NOT welfare. The only reason the younger generations are technically paying for the older generations social security is because the government is corrupt and made bad investments with the money of the older generations. It's kinda like a hedge fund scam now, the government is stealing the money the millennials are paying into SS to pay back the boomers their money that the government stole.
Thats because trump supporters are being defensive right now. I have the same problem at work during lunch time. Everytime im watching a video and someone is speaking in the video. My trump supporters coworkers automatically think im watching an anti trump video.
Please stop telling me that I have to make nice with these people and try to understand where they're coming from. They are ignorant! Ignorant!! And - have zero interest in understanding points of view outside of their bubbles. GROAN...
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Baby Boomers told us Millennials that we could do anything and be anything as long as we worked hard. Then the Bush administration happened. The housing market fell, the stock market crashed, etc etc etc while we were exiting high school and going on to college. We couldn't get jobs because we were in a recession. Baby boomers might have lost their retirement but at 17/18 years old we were told that our retirement won't be there because of the recession happened bc of who the baby boomers voted for. We were punished. We're still the ones to blame if you ask a baby boomer. In reality though, it's not our faults because we weren't old enough to vote until Obama was campaigning in 2008. We all came out to vote because we had been screwed. Obama started changing it all for us and gave us the desire to continue on. Alot of the younger millennials protested their vote bc they thought that it didn't matter. In truth, it showed me something I didn't notice before and I think that we all notice it now (we couldn't do the recount because none of the numbers matched up). I promise you in 3 years a Democrat will win the presidential election because 75% of the country doesn't like him at all now.
I've had Millennials who voted for Trump read the title of the story I've posted on Facebook without reading what I wrote in regards to it. They argued over Democrats getting elected in Alabama when all I did was share the story and stated that "Though I'd love to see a Democrat win in Alabama, I don't see that happening any time soon." After they jumped on the Trump Train i just told them to re-read what I posted and that they've proven my point.
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