…nversation; for leading a long decline in trust in institutions; and for the rise of Trump himself. Let he who has not helped screw up society throw the first snark. As to the complaint about Facebook and Google hurting journalism’s business model I say what I have always said: It was up to us to innovate and adapt. We didn’t. They competed. We lost. They’re trying to help us anyway.
And this is the primary reason why you are on my must read list and I highlight your pieces. That you get this and are willing to say it when so many others do neither gives you a huge credibility advantage. Or more to the point, I trust your professional opinion because you are knowledgeable and honest.
And earning trust, it really is that simple.