One-source journalism will destroy us all.
Rolling Stone ran a story that they could've debunked with a single phone call. They didn't make that phone call because they wanted it to be true and because it went viral and got clicks. And they'll keep doing it because no one will hold them accountable.Show this thread
5:01 PM · Sep 5, 2021
Increasingly you have genuinely prestigious publications, the kind that do in-depth months-long investigations, also employ assembly-line hacks to churn out Aggregation Quick Hits and Trending-On-Twitter-Zero-Phone-Call stories. It's credibility laundering for garbage news.