American Elephants


And About That Fake News… by The Elephant's Child


If you forced every website that presents the news to remove any pieces that are simply what some celebrity said, would there be anything left? How many “journalists” would lose their jobs? In the age of Twitter and Facebook, it can hardly be called ‘work”ā€” you just follow them and whenever they say something, er, interesting, there’s your piece. But that can hardly be called “news” either. If you eliminated all the inane comments, would there be anything left?

Could we try it? Pretty please?

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Over 90% of every “news” site appears to be a reprint, link, or partial quote from other “news” sites, Facebook, Twitter, or other social media.

Actual investigative reports, where the reporter actually met with or corresponded with more than one source are few and far between.

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