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i sooth that going forward no show set in portland will deal with anything "working class" in any way, it will be populated by pretentious, stylish, left-wing modern-day fops. which i'm sure to fred armisen is all he sees in portland when he visits.
I'm always drawn back to media coverage of Obama's huge waterfront rally in 2008, the media basically omitted the fact that enthusiasm for Obama may have been the result of citywide need for change after four years of a mayor frequently criticized for doing all but nothing, police abuses and soaring unemployment in the face a skyrocketing cost of living. it was instead all but taken as gospel that the crowd was a bunch of trustafarian artist types.
You'll never see anyone struggle to pay rent or feed their kid on show about portland made by someone from back east of california. they don't, frankly, care enough about our city to look beneath brochures and word-of-mouth for real stories. I guess it falls on us to make our shows/movies/media etc.
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