From nihilistic lulz to the White House: 4chan and Trump's electing coalition Paid Members Public
Dale Beran has written a fascinating and compelling long read, drawing a direct line from 4chan springing to life from Something Awful’s forums, to the rise of Trump [https://medium.com/@DaleBeran/4chan-the-skeleton-key-to-the-rise-of-trump-624e7cb798cb#.ka2rhjhhn] . And the bridging factor? Milo. He took the GamerGate movement and connected it up with
Trump administration cosies up to client media Paid Members Public
Ah, Media Twitter is all aflutter with this news from the New York Times: > The Gateway Pundit, a provocative conservative blog, gained notice last year for its fervent pro-Trump coverage and its penchant for promoting false rumors about voter fraud and Hillary Clinton’s health that rocketed around right-wing websites.
Journalism is losing the culture war, because it's fighting last century's battles Paid Members Public
When politicians can lie without consequence, our culture of fact-checking does little to stop them.
Trump: from sideshow to president Paid Members Public
Huffington Post, July 2015 [http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/a-note-about-our-coverage-of-donald-trumps-campaign_us_55a8fc9ce4b0896514d0fd66?section=politics] : > After watching and listening to Donald Trump since he announced his candidacy for president, we have decided we won’t report on Trump’s campaign as part of The Huffington Post’s political coverage. Instead, we