“My news feed on Facebook”

“Your honor, the defense will stipulate that Senator McCaskill’s Facebook page is in no way an act of journalism and might be self-serving and total horse shit.”

“So noted. The page will be entered as Exhibit F.”

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Something about “my news feed on Facebook” made me stop. Politicians have been grinding out news releases since the dawn of time but same-day video news feeds? My natural instinct is to scoff at the idea of a “news feed” by a politician. But do I trust the senator more or less than Fox News? Hmm.

I’m old enough to remember when just being on TV meant you were honest and trust-worthy. Now whom do we trust?

My point here is that from now on, we’ll get the “news” from lots of people in lots of ways. Trust will trump the medium.

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