Cee Lo Green inadvertently helps fund journalism on ISIS

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LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 29: Singer CeeLo Green, whose real name is Thomas DeCarlo Callaway, attends a hearing at the Los Angeles Superior Court House on August 29, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Green pleaded no contest to a felony charge of furnishing ecstasy and was sentenced to three years of probation. The charge stems from a 2012 incident where he was accused of slipping ecstasy into a woman's drink. (Photo by David Buchan/Getty Images)
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY - AUGUST 15: Thomas DeCarlo Callaway aka Cee Lo Green performs on stage at Sziget Festival on August 15, 2014 in Budapest, Hungary. (Photo by Didier Messens/Redferns via Getty Images)
CAMDEN, NJ - JULY 23: Singer-songwriter Cee Lo Green performs during Lionel Richie: All The Hits All Night Long Tour at the Susquehanna Bank Center on July 23, 2014 in Camden, New Jersey. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images)
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY - AUGUST 15: Thomas DeCarlo Callaway aka Cee Lo Green performs on stage at Sziget Festival on August 15, 2014 in Budapest, Hungary. (Photo by Didier Messens/Redferns via Getty Images)
WEST PALM BEACH, FL - JULY 15: CeeLo Green, Sharon Aguilar, Daniivory and Regina Zernay Roberts perform at Cruzan Amphitheatre on July 15, 2014 in West Palm Beach, Florida. (Photo by Larry Marano/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - JUNE 9: Singer-songwriter and television personality CeeLo Green visits the ladies of THE TALK, Monday, June 9, 2014 on the CBS Television Network. From left, Sheryl Underwood and CeeLo Green, shown. (Photo by Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - JUNE 9: Singer-songwriter and television personality CeeLo Green visits the ladies of THE TALK, Monday, June 9, 2014 on the CBS Television Network. From left, Sheryl Underwood, Sara Gilbert, CeeLo Green, Marie Osmond, Aisha Tyler and Julie Chen, shown. (Photo by Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images)
CHULA VISTA, CA - JUNE 07: Singer/songwriter CeeLo Green performs on stage in support of Lionel Richie's 'All The Hits All Night Long' tour at Sleep Train Amphitheatre on June 7, 2014 in Chula Vista, California. (Photo by Daniel Knighton/Getty Images,)
LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 06: Recording artist CeeLo Green performs as he opens for Lionel Richie at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on June 6, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 06: Recording artist CeeLo Green performs as he opens for Lionel Richie at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on June 6, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - JUNE 03: Singer CeeLo Green performs during the Lionel Richie 'All The Hits All Night Long' tour with CeeLo at the Honda Center on June 3, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - JUNE 03: Singer CeeLo Green performs during the Lionel Richie 'All The Hits All Night Long' tour with CeeLo at the Honda Center on June 3, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Cee-Lo poses backstage at the TNT and TBS Network 2014 Upfront Presentations at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Singer Cee-Lo Green attends a hearing at the Los Angeles Criminal Courthouse Wednesday, Nov 20, 2013, in Los Angeles. The court hearing was postponed until Jan. 16, 2014. Green is accused of giving ecstasy to a woman during a dinner in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
Singer Cee-Lo Green, center, arrives with his attorney, Blair Berk, right, to a hearing at the Los Angeles Criminal Courthouse Wednesday, Nov 20, 2013, in Los Angeles. Green is accused of giving ecstasy to a woman during a dinner in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
Singer Cee Lo Green, whose real name is Thomas DeCarlo Callaway, left, listens to attorney Blair Berk, during his arraignment at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center in downtown Los Angeles on Monday, Oct. 21, 2013. Green pleaded not guilty to giving a woman ecstasy at a Los Angeles restaurant during a 2012 dinner, and prosecutors declined to file a rape count against the singer because of insufficient evidence. The singer's bail was set at $30,000 and he is due back in court on Nov. 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Times, Mel Melcon, Pool)
Singer/Songwriter and Rapper Cee Lo Green interviewed legendary artist Little Richard as part of the Recording Academy Atlanta Chapter's "The Legacy Lounge" at the W Hotel on Sunday 29, 2013, in Atlanta, Ga. "The Legacy Lounge" pairs contemporary artists with their musical idols and inspirations in an exclusive question and answer session in a room of music industry veterans. (Photo by Dan Harr/Invision/AP Images)
Cee-Lo Green of Goodie Mob is seen at the Goodie Mob Live at T5, on Monday, Sept. 09, 2013 in Queens, New York. (Photo by Donald Traill/Invision/AP)
Singer Cee Lo Green gestures after throwing out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the Los Angeles Dodgers' baseball game against the Chicago Cubs, Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Singer Cee Lo Green throws out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the Los Angeles Dodgers' baseball game against the Chicago Cubs, Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
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This week's issue of 'The New Yorker' features a story about teenagers who join ISIS. The article was written by 24-year-old Ben Taub, who has never written for the magazine before and just graduated from Columbia Journalism School last week.

In case you still thought Taub's résumé looked a little thin, he also appeared on 'The Voice', where he sang on Cee Lo Green's team and discovered a new way to fund journalism in the 21st century. Taub used the stipend NBC gave contestants during the show's taping to pay for a trip to the Syrian border to report out the story.

Cee Lo Green Enters No Contest Plea In Drug Case

Taub went on 'Morning Joe' this morning to discuss his story and confessed that he first became interested in Middle Eastern politics after he "chased a girlfriend to Cairo during the Egyptian revolution."

To summarize, we have learned in the past decade that going on reality television can help one become a congressional candidate, a member of Congress, an Oscar winner, and, now, a 'New Yorker' writer.

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