Ferguson, Missouri Aftermath: Social Media Makes Dead Tree Newspaper Pundits Obsolete
So, tonight the big story revealing the backward Red State nature of this section of flyover country involved rage over reporters getting arrested amid a militarized police (Mcdonald's) crackdown in embattled Ferguson, Missouri.
Never mind that the attempt to silence "journalists" only points out that most people get their news from their friends on the Internets.
To wit . . .
SOCIAL MEDIA INTERNETS GOODNESS HAS COMPLETELY BURNED DOWN THE PRINT MEDIA INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX!!!
In the midst of all of this we learn that the soft touch of Steve Paul is soon to take the helm of The Star's editorial page. Insiders don't think much of this move ... Do people still check the op/ed page for anything but a good laugh (???) that is much easier to get via FB news feed. Meanwhile, this Missouri racial hot mess makes it abundantly clear that people have stopped relying on the paper for op/ed leadership a long time ago.
And the hot mess continues ... Video: Police fire tear gas on Ferguson protesters