Welcome to a new weekly feature at BeckySarwate.com! 2016 has been a pop cultural, political and global whirlwind. How are busy people supposed to keep up? I’m here to help with commentary and links directing readers to the stories that may be worth a little weekend investment. Here’s three that caught my attention this week…
– While we’ve been watching presidential campaign debates on both sides of the party divide, the trading of insults via press conference, town halls and the like, a situation has been brewing between the Bernie Sanders campaign and the Secretary of State of Ohio, John Husted. Sanders’ team filed a lawsuit this week alleging that Husted changed rules in order to block 17 year-olds from voting in next Tuesday’s winner-take-all Ohio primary. It doesn’t appear to be a cut and dry issue. Read about it on CNN.
– Have you been enjoying the feud between Bette Midler and Kim Kardashian over nude selfies? While that’s been taking place, Lane Bryant has been grappling with what looks like actual injustice. According to sources, the company created a sultry lingerie campaign – in the vein of Victoria’s Secret ads – featuring their plus-sized models. Disappointingly, the ad was rejected by at least two major networks and the reasons given were vague. View this TMZ video report and judge for yourself: is this a case of too fat for TV?
– And while Chicago’s local television news reports have been dominated by another rise in gun violence, you may have missed a very touching viral video. The clip was originally posted by a suburban Chicago girl on her Facebook page. She surprised the man who raised her with something very special – so special that Ellen DeGeneres caught wind of it and shared the video on her own official Facebook page. Grab some tissues and watch it here.
What do you think of our new feature? Anything else happen this week that you think we might have missed? Tips and suggestions welcome!