Found at DPUD.
Reporters’ distrust of the Trump administration has become so reactionary that a new rule of thumb could be instituted for audiences looking for accuracy: If two or more journalists seem to be flocking around a breaking news item alleging chilling behavior by the new president or his staff, wait at least 30 minutes for further context.
Chances are the additional information will belie the first blush hysteria.
Somebody with a functional brain might ask why anybody would be looking for news in the FakeNewsMedia in the first place.
Though these “scoops” sound jaw-dropping, they often fall apart the moment an ounce of scrutiny is applied. This is obviously bad for consumers who just want the news.
Their fates were pretty much sealed when they made the poor decision to turn to the FakeNewsMedia for news. But they’re learning, at least some of them are, and more with every passing day.
It’s also bad for an industry whose credibility is already greatly diminished.
And thus good for America.
But rather than learning from experience, and applying a greater measure of caution to sensational-sounding news reports, many in the press are still rushing to share stories that keep turning out to be overblown.
And thank G-d for that! Please don’t stop. Keep it up! Faster, please, louder too!
As mentioned in this story’s opening, the media hysteria surrounding Trump does no one any good.
Au contraire. It does a world of good.
It turns off readers,
Which is fantastic!
and it undercuts the press’ already diminished credibility.
Just as we’d foreseen!
In completely unrelated news, just because we can and this one made us split our Imperial Sides with laughter, also from DPUD:
I wonder if Jeff Bezos is kicking himself over his purchase of the Washington (Com)Post?
Angrywebmaster, I suspect that Bezos is just thrilled with his WaPo purchase because it is reflecting EXACTLY what he believes in.
Jeez, I take a few days off intertubing and I get an Emperor-lanche!
Thanks for the link.
I loved that picture, her expression absolutely matches the caption. That’s what makes it fore me.
You’re welcome. I should really link more, because Dis knows I check your site out at least daily 🙂