Millo's Musings

The Filter Bubble: A Case Study

23 August 2018

It’s been a bad week for Trump. Manafort and Cohen are guilty, and some say this spells doom for the orange-faced Tweetlord himself. Only time will tell - but while we’re waiting, let’s talk about the media.

I don’t keep fully up-to-date with all the absurdity and calamity that comes out of the White House, for the same reason I don’t eat the entire fresh food aisle every time I go to Sainsbury’s. But some things are hard to miss.

Have a look at yesterday’s papers and tell me if you spot a theme:

New York Times
Wall Street Journal
Washington Post
The Times

Those screenshots were all taken yesterday afternoon within the same five-minute window.

Meanwhile, in a parallel universe:

Fox News

Maybe some things aren’t that hard to miss after all. It just depends what you want to see.

To any historians who may be reading this in the future as they sift through the rubble of Western Civilisation: if you’re trying to figure out where it all went wrong, the above is a clue.

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