Jun 19, 2021 • 44M

It's Time to Mount an Information Offensive (6/19/21) ft/ Ed Zitron

Mobs of morons seeking to scare, harass and abuse reporters have regularly dumbfounded major news outlets. Why are they still getting this so miserably wrong?

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Joining SH!TPOST is P.R. guy, writer, and Joker-meme enthusiast Ed Zitron, who wrote a fantastic essay this week that confronts the ways newsrooms have failed to respond to bad-faith internet harassment campaigns against their reporters made in service of right-wing political causes. Major outlets still have no real answer to the ongoing problem and have filled in the void with public statements that often accomplish less than nothing. Ed offers a few solutions of his own.

Follow Ed Zitron: @edzitron

Read Ed’s writing on Substack: ez.substack.com


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