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Thomas Roberts Might Be The Definition Of Betterment: From Suicide + Molestation To Successful News Man

CNN-to-MSNBC transplant Thomas Robert knows a thing or two about being victimized. Not only was he molested at a Catholic school, but he’a suicide attempt survivor. What’s great about Roberts’ video is that it doesn’t just tell kids “it gets better,” which anyone can read from a note card, but offers a real mental picture of how to escape the bullshit of youth. Next up: somebody who explains, point by point, how to ensure it gets better.

Maybe that’s what we need to see in videos from guys like Tom Vilsack, the agriculture secretary and former Iowa governor, who’s well aware of what it’s like growing up in closed-minded rural areas.