This weeks class readings, discussions and media clips to do with disability were very interesting. I never really thought much into the way the media portrays people with disabilities, now that we have discussed it and saw some examples I have a better idea of what I had been missing. Riley points out in his article "that 54 million Americans are living with a disability, making the disabled one of the largest minorities." I hadn't even thought before this article to put the term minority on the disabled. The term disability is tricky enough, some people classify certain things as disabilities while other people don't see certain things as disabilities. One of the clips we watched in class from Friday Night Lights had to do with a once football superstar who became paralyzed. Riley discusses three models to explain ways the media portrays people with disabilities. Although I have not watched the show other than that episode I believe the show portrayed Jason who was paralyzed as a consumer model. He seemed to have come to terms with his disability and even branched out, not letting his disability hold him back. When I think about the medical model that Riley describes I tend to view people who are physically disabled through this model. Not that I am trying to be disrespectful or anything I just feel bad that they are in the position they are in. I think the medical model is seen a lot in the media in shows and programs I have encountered.