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I am 100% sincere in my belief that if a journalist has a twitter account, you should weight their opinions as exactly as informed as any other rando on twitter

journalists have spent the last decade human centipeding each other's thoughts and are increasingly not actually doing the legwork themselves

yes, even your faves

this isn't to say they are "wrong" all the time, just that they are operating on the same information as any other heavy twitter user

look at primary sources yourself

they even joke about it. "Twitter is a hellsite", "i can't read books anymore lol", "twitter is melting my brain"

but they persist in using Twitter for the sake of their careers, at the expense of journalism as a whole

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it doesn't help that it's impossible to talk about journalism in a critical way without attracting a bunch of right wing bootlickers who think "journalist" refers to anyone they hate and their favorite YouTube grifter has the secret knowledge 🙄

4chan is not a primary source, YouTube "commentary" is not a primary source. jfc

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@paranoid journalism is dead.

Everything is ideologically driven. I was friends with a legit journalist decades ago. She uncovered a gun smuggling ring involving a town sheriff that made national news way back when. You know what she's doing now? Local florist interviews.

They don't want real journalism, they don't want investigative reporting, they just want smears and slander.
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