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The Media Bubble is Real — And Worse Than You Think

Politico takes a look at the Media Bubble that gave us the false impression that Trump couldn’t possibly win. The trends that created that bubble are still in place and the movement of jobs away from local news organizations to the Internet has done nothing to shrink it.

My local newspaper has shed jobs, pages and local content all the while pretending this isn’t happening. Whenever I actually pick up a copy to read I’m always struck by how much of the content is sourced from USA Today and other national news organizations. All of which are based securely in the Media Bubble.

Neil DeGrasse Tyson on science deniers and the media

Neil DeGrasse Tyson thinks the media needs to stop giving attention to science deniers in the name of “balance”.

The media has to sort of come out of this ethos that I think was in principle a good one, but it doesn’t really apply in science. The ethos was, whatever story you give, you have to give the opposing view. And then you can be viewed as balanced.