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Mainstream Media Get a Beat-Down

The mainstream media have been dishing it out so long, it’s kind of nice seeing them taking it on the chin these days. According to a poll published last year, only 4 in 10 Americans trust the mainstream media. My guess is that the number has dropped even lower than that with the 2016 election now behind us.

And so you won’t think it’s just a “Russia thing,” comedian Conan O’Brien has also taken some pot shots at the media as well.

Trump’s tweet about the “failing” New York Times” is quite interesting, and the RT commentator poses a question very much worth asking: “Will the @realDonaldTrump Twitter account now become the number one source for White House news?”

Personally, I’d be more inclined to believe the veracity of a Trump tweet than a news media of the kind we have today. It occurs to me that to such a degree have media owners and Western journalists discredited themselves, they now may well be on their way to putting themselves out of business. What we seem to be headed for is a major shift, a paradigm shift if you will, in the way news and information are conveyed.

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