Friday, November 18, 2016

Return of the vibrant press with spine.

It is odd to see the new interest in "fake news" by people who celebrated John Stewart as the most trusted newsman in America.

//These are the same journalist professionals who shared clip after clip of Jon Stewart’s Daily Show and the The Colbert Report, satirical news shows geared toward a progressive audience. Reporters could not get enough of sharing or embedding clips of Jon Stewart DESTROYING, EVISCERATING, and ANNIHILATING Republican politicians and using the popularity of this fake comedy news to harvest clicks for ad revenue. Jon Stewart, John Oliver, and Samantha Bee all deceptively edit interviews and present only information that supports their worldview, the exact thing Stelter warns about.

So what changed?

Suddenly CNN and the New York Times, among others, are having a “Come to Jesus” moment about the need for an honest and robust media to keep the executive branch in check for the next four years. But it’s precisely their behavior throughout Obama’s presidency that nurtured this attitude of apathy.//

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