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Reston Library Program Will Offer Lessons in Fighting ‘News Blues’

by RestonNow.com October 20, 2017 at 1:30 pm 9 Comments

Experts from George Mason University’s School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution will be in Reston next week to help interested citizens learn how to better navigate the muddied waters of the 24-hour news cycle.

Reston Regional Library (11925 Bowman Towne Drive) will host “Hot Topics: News Blues and How to Defuse” from 7-8:30 p.m. Monday. During the program, representatives of the GMU S-CAR, along with Fairfax County Public Library employees, will provide an interactive workshop about media literacy and dialogue skills. They will aim to help attendees “learn tips for navigating through the overwhelming array of news sources” and “practice using respectful and positive communication techniques when discussing hot button issues.”

The free event is geared toward adults.

For more information, contact Reston Regional Library staff at 703-689-2700.

  • Mike M

    Alternatively, you could stand around moping with a crowd in the lot across the street while Mike M yells at you through a bullhorn, “Get over it snowflakes! Trump won!”

    • Willie Reston

      One could argue that this seminar is just as much geared toward anyone who is tired of all the anti-Trump coverage, but whatever floats your boat.

      • Anonymous Person

        Do you honestly believe that? I really doubt it.

        Your Orwellian Doublespeak is strong today.

        • Willie Reston

          Nice literary reference, bro! Too bad you don’t know what it means.

          • Anonymous Person

            Oh there we go, ad hominem time.

            I shouldn’t be shocked by intellectual dishonesty on top of a vocabulary that would make Oceania proud. Please, if you’re going to represent a viewpoint, stop. You’re doing whatever it is a disservice.

          • Willie Reston

            Hi Anonymous Mike! I didn’t launch an attack until you did. You should know this is a common thread on these comment boards. Some snowflake conservative gets mad when I present some facts or an alternate viewpoint (as was the case here), they insult me, I insult back, then they say I launched some sort of “ad hominem” attack. It’s a fancy-sounding word that tricks the weak-minded into thinking they have something intelligent to say.

          • Mike M

            Two different people. Try to keep up. Only your mind is “tricked.”

          • The Constitutionalist

            Still waiting for “some facts.”

            *Crickets*

      • Mike M

        You just overtook Adrian as my favorite twit on RN.

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