Taibbi: UCLA journalism professor mourns the good old days of gatekeeping and credential-worship even while Cuomo and media coziness comes under scrutiny
The old school gate keeping and credential worship protects not only journalists who cling to the prestige of The Washington Post and The New York Times, but the vested interests behind these publications.
The answer connects to one of the primary reasons audiences are moving to places like Substack: the perception that traditional news outlets have become tools of the very corporate and political interests they’re supposed to be overseeing. Roberts complains about lines between opinion and reporting being blurred at Substack (an absurd comment on its own, but that’s a separate issue), but the “blurring” problem at those other organizations is far more severe.
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