Take it from the internet’s chief myth busters: The problem is the failing media.
The day after the election, news began swirling around social media that New York Times columnist David Brooks had called for President-elect Donald Trump’s assassination. Snopes managing editor Brooke Binkowski had a feeling it was fake. Because, come on now, would a prominent columnist for a reputable news outlet really make that kind of comment?
Prepare yourself for less celebrity gossip on Wikipedia.
Editors for the site (who are all volunteers) voted Wednesday to almost entirely ban the British tabloid newspaper the Daily Mail as a source, calling the publication “generally unreliable.”
The notorious, Hitler-endorsing, Brexit-backing, anti-vaxx, cancer-scare-promoting, compulsively lying, photoshop failing, plagiarizing, M15-creating, hateful, lethally transphobic, Creative Commons misunderstanding, evil, teacher-demonizing, royal-wedding-lying, Melania Trump distressing, racist, grandstanding, pig-fuckery-promoting tabloid will no longer qualify as a “reliable source” for the purposes of Wikipedia citation.
The mainstream media can fight back against the poisoning of our public sphere by giving people narratives they can understand
Saunders is most well-known for his short stories, which have won numerous awards. But Sack and Saunders ultimately decided to produce a VR piece based on Saunders’ first novel, Lincoln in the Bardo, which has drawn rave reviews ahead of its official Tuesday release.