Last week, a large part of the mainstream media (MSM) journalist corps seemed to suffer some kind of collective hysteria.
It began with a number of minor MSM’ers acting shocked to their echo chamber after the SKWAWKBOX published an analysis of how ‘fake news’ can stem from sloppy or lazy journalism, based on the misuse of one of their tweets by other journalists. The article wasn’t even really critical of that journalist, but there was a bit of melodrama:
The most striking thing about the thread is the sense of self-entitlement that runs through it – apparently holding them to account for their words in any way is a source of low-level astonishment.
But that sense of entitlement was writ large in the reaction a few hours later of Paul Waugh, the Executive Editor of Politics for the Huffington Post, when a member of Jeremy Corbyn’s staff dared to give a…
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