But, the rulers of legacy media think that they have a monopoly on truth. They believe they should decide who is a journalist and who is not. Citizen journalists are disdained by the legacy media from places like CNN, NBC, and MSNBC. Thus, the legacy media’s response to the summit has been one of smears and ugly insults, even potentially dangerous doxxing. This is because the legacy media now understands that their influence over the American people is all but dead thanks to the internet. President Donald J. Trump’s election, to colloquially put it, whacked the mainstream media upside the head. Now, they are taking vengeance on anybody who supports him.
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Sorry but he’s correct. The legacy media is akin to the “walking dead”. Every time, another member of “We, The Sheeple” turns to the inet for “news”, they take another “cut” as in “death of a thousand cuts”.
If I was the boring old WSJ, I’d figure out how to take “micropayments”; rather than insisting on overpriced long subscription. Another thing the old new papers are doing is “99¢” teaser rates.
Instead of the WSJ paywall, I’d have WSJ “story vending machine”. When a non-subscriber comes up to read an article of interest, give them the first paragraph free and offer the rest for a fraction of cent. (That’s why micropayments are critical!) 1¢ = 0.0000010 of a bitcoin. (₿ * (10 ** – 6))
Think of it like a coin-operated newspaper kiosk.
I know I’d use such a technology.
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