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A consortium of entertainment and broadcast industry professionals with more than 60 years of experience dedicated to revealing truth and promoting justice in media.



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ET’s Kevin Frazier sat down with Paul Porter, the co-founder of a think tank dedicated to promoting justice and accountability in the media, to discuss what some are calling controversial song lyrics from Rihanna’s upcoming album. Read on for more…
“Russian Roulette,” the first single off Rihanna’s next album Rated R due out on November 23, is coming under fire by some who say the song’s lyrics could promote suicide.
The lyrics read in part: “Take a gun, and count to three…know that I must pass this test, so just pull the trigger.”
“I just think the people green lighting these things have to do a better job,” Industry Ears’ Paul Porter tells ET.
The song’s writer/producer, artist Ne-Yo, defended the song’s lyrics, saying, “It was just an interesting topic over a crazy beat.”
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