Episode 17 – Was That Wrong
nd there is the flaw in modern media structures, if everything and everyone are fair game for the news then where is the difference between “news” and talking shit about someone? If there were a real traffic cop over at Gawker, you know a senior person with years of experience as journalist, an understanding of ethics and the wisdom to look at a turd and call it a turd rather than a controversial take on the issue, this story would’ve been flushed leaving only a lingering smell. Instead, everyone at Gawker and most modern media, EVERYONE is an editor, a staff writer is basically an intern and the publisher is usually a company that makes hard drives in Malaysia. Nick Denton at Gawker at least is committed to the idea of journalism as he sees it, but so is Roger Ailes so there you go. The day of Editor in Chief is as outdated as the idea of a independent sourcing and not having you anchors be total fucking idiots–Don Lemon, do I need to say more?
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