Recently, Sarah Silverman went on a little Twitter rant about the dangers of trusting any media outlet other than newspapers for the truth about what’s happening in Donald Trump’s America. Because clearly the New York Times is the gold standard for honest journalism.
I beg of you- read newspapers. Not websites. Not cable news. NOT a twitter feed or FB feed (I understand this irony) we are living in a country where people believe Memes more than The NY Times- an establishment that is accountable- legally- for what they print.
— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) February 8, 2020
It would be nice if we could trust mainstream newspapers (“accountable — as if!), but as has been demonstrated more times than we can count, we just can’t. Since Silverman doesn’t seem to understand that, actor and conservative Adam Trahan explains why newspapers like the New York Times are not the solution to the Fake News problem: