Ezra Klein claims there is a lot of great journalism being done right now.
A lot of great journalism.
Oh, stop laughing.
Fine, laugh. We did.
Shew … alrighty then.
There’s a lot of great journalism being done right now, but I worry the media, as a whole, is making American politics worse, not better. We’re being used to fracture American democracy, and I don’t think we know how to stop.@jayrosen_nyu and I discuss: https://t.co/drHKE7ZaCf
— Ezra Klein (@ezraklein) October 22, 2018
It’s because everything around us has changed — our business models, the way people read us, the way we compete with each other, the way we’re manipulated — and we’re not keeping up. Instead, we’re getting played by the outrage merchants and con artists and trolls and polarizers who understand this new world better. President Trump is the most successful media hacker out there, but he’s not the only one.
We’re being used to fracture American democracy, and I don’t think we know how to stop it.
It’s hard to understand a machine when you’re inside of it, as I am. You need people on the outside who can see the system more clearly
Ezra tried so hard. SO HARD.
The media is manipulated. They’re being used.
Poor dears. Someone get them some tissue …
"There's a lot of great journalism being done right now…*"
*None of it at Vox https://t.co/0OtgUI3Epq
— Ordy's Amish Pumpkin Spice Butter (@OrdyPackard) October 22, 2018
There is no journalism taking place at @voxdotcom
— Unfrightable Mark 🥓🥓 (@UntraceableMC) October 22, 2018
Sensing a theme here, Ezra.
"We're being used to…" suggests you think it's not your fault. It is your fault. Your own behavior is your own fault. Shocking, I know.
— Hallowestly 🎃 (@westlypenny) October 22, 2018
We actually thought the same thing.
are you kidding me Ezra?
— elizabeth (@elizpingree) October 22, 2018
It does sound like a punchline, right?
"We're being used"
Nah, the media made their own bed. Vox has been a driving force, so take a bow.
— Noah (@reeb1011) October 22, 2018
You might want to start with your own conduct.
— Richard Dickerson (@SlothSamurai) October 22, 2018
What is that old saying?
Fox smells his own hole.