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Irregular commentary on whatever's on my mind -- politics, sports, current events, and life in general. After twenty years of writing business and community newsletters, fifteen years of fantasy baseball newsletters, and two years of email "columns", this is, I suppose, the inevitable result: the awful conceit that someone might actually care to read what I have to say. Posts may be added often, rarely, or never again. As always, my mood and motivation are unpredictable.

Buster Gammons

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Tweets Are Not "News"

The greedy mainstream American media created and enabled our Manchurian Candidate by covering his terrible tweets as legitimate communication.  They're not, and the decision to treat them as "newsworthy" is a big mistake.

The media can correct their error by flatly refusing to cover his tweets in the future.  Even though we're dumbed-down like never before, serious thought and real leadership require more than 140 characters.  Only trolls and hucksters hide behind Twitter accounts.

Odds that the media might actually do this?  Slim to none.  But they should.

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