At least to judge from recent headlines at Mashable:
Donald Trump hits all-time low in the polls that really matter
Where’s Jon Stewart when we need him to take on Trump? America’s favorite fake newsman left our screens just as Trump’s rise was beginning. His absence may have made a difference.
Reality check: Taken together, these two stories suggest that Jon Stewart’s absence isn’t a big problem after all. Aw, eat yer morning mash and shut up.
As Donald Trump targets women, Republicans say he could cost the party everything
Look how badly that worked out for the Clintons…
Reality check: But no one did look at that, did they? They didn’t think they needed to ask.
Whatever happens with Trump, we’re learning what the breakup of a post-mass media world looks like.
First, it’s not the technology, it’s the attitude. Media, operating now principally as an interest group, don’t notice that they are gatekeepers principally in their own minds. They don’t realize that it could matter whether they are connecting or making any sense.
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