Category: Journalism & Media

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Stephen Colbert

5TtRT: Confidence in the press, Tom Petty, mental illness, Puerto Rico, & gun violence

There’s a new poll out that says Americans’ trust in the news is growing again. There’s a nice article from the Atlantic about Tom Petty, and an amazing read about mental illness in the Pacific Standard. FiveThirtyEight has an excellent article about gun violence today, and Media Matters is knocking down a hoax about a trucking strike in Puerto Rico.

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#CNNBlackmail

About that CNN blackmail thing…

First thing’s first: #CNNBlackmail was trending on Twitter all night and you can safely ignore it. It’s a bot-generated tag, which means that it was artificially induced to trend on Twitter by hordes of fake accounts run by computer programs.