Every time I see an article about the last gasps of newspaper journalism [https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/great-local-reporting-stands-between-you-and-wrongdoing-and-it-needs-saving/2017/04/16/e763803e-1ba1-11e7-9887-1a5314b56a08_story.html?utm_term=.e3f5bd1284e0] , I think about the Gruber model. For those who don't follow tech blogs, John Gruber is the blogger behind Daring Fireball
> "Briefly stated, the Gell-Mann Amnesia effect is as follows. You open the newspaper to an article on some subject you know well. In Murray’s case, physics. In mine, show business. You read the article and see the journalist has absolutely no understanding of either the facts or the issues.
USA Today actually believed for a while today, April’s Fools Day, that Selfie Shoes are a thing [http://entertainthis.usatoday.com/2015/03/31/sorry-yall-the-selfie-strick-era-is-over-meet-the-selfie-shoe/] . > “Only in ‘Murica, can vain people buy shoes designed soley to help them take even more selfies.” People are laughing at USA Today. But,
What’s troubling about this is that it’s a trend (nationwide and worldwide) to define journalism as old world media, and restrict free speech rights. Bills like this have been ruled unconstitutional so far here in the U.S., but it remains popular enough for the left and the
The past few weeks, in the United States, we’ve been treated to minute-by-minute news coverage that has mostly proven to be inaccurate. That’s nothing new. The news has always been inaccurate, invasive and statist. It’s just that nowadays we can prove it within seconds of the publication