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Typical journalism in the year of fake news?

12 Dec

So while journalists who produce fake news are still running about producing fake news, and putting an unsourced press release from some subset of CIA agents at the top of the fold on page 1 (claiming that the Russians were involved in all 6,000 state, local and federal elections that the Democrats lost), Will Sommer, a former Washington City Paper columnist and a frequent radio quest, has now been hired to cover campaigns and Congress by

We’re sure he will be objective.

But he may need a good copy editor.

Note the sentence below in his personal email newsletter where he “covers” “right wing” news people:

“Dave Weigel from fired from The Washington Post

Are journalists illiterate?

13 Mar
What Books Make You Feel Nostalgic? – GalleyCat

The kids at GalleyCat and Reddit talk about the books that make them nostalgic.  No Wrinkle in Time, no Podkayne of Mars, no Ayn Rand or Tolkein, no Salinger or Steinbeck, no Seuss or Sendak.  They seem to have read ephemera published between 1970 and 2000 that I doubt anyone will remember in another decade.  There’s not even any motherfucking Watership Down.

Or am I wrong?  Is there a memorable book on this list?