“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.”


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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