WELL GODDAMN IT’S SO DIFFICULT. I mean, every other story is about how both sides do it, and even when they don’t, they do, and who can tell what the truth is? Various fact-checkers say various things. You can’t expect anybody to speak with any kind of authority anymore. Let’s check what’s trending online! Let’s go to the truth-o-meter! Let’s outsource our content to the Phillipines! Let’s perpetuate the lie that traditional media is unprofitable and doomed! Let’s talk endlessly about how our customers are dumbasses who don’t appreciate us! And then let’s do it again!
It’s almost like if you stop acting like a grown-up, people will stop treating you that way.