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December 14, 2019

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well he is right most people today want everything now! fast! I cant wait 12 hours to see the news! look at the tv news how many 24 hour news stations now? this is the age of fast food, and people are so lazy that have to get it delivered at home! its no doubt that newspapers are near the end!

I agree with you and it breaks my heart.

The worst part about this trend is that it plays right into Trump. He campaigns directly to the headline readers, especially those who get their headlines on alt-right websites. His supporters know only what they are told to know and believe only what they are told to believe.

Political campaign shops, taking their cues from Trump in 2016, mo longer target newspapers or even TV newsrooms. Today, they aim their media campaigns at Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. They don't have to worry about how the legitimate newsies will handle their stories. They write them and post them on ginned up Facebook sites.

Is there any wonder why Trump supporters actually believed Onion stories or the Facebook screed that told them that the Pope endorsed Trump. He didn't.

I have to laugh at Trump supporters. They post online based solely on having read a headline on a legitimate website, but they link to the story thinking they've found a smoking gun. When you click the link and read the story, in about the second or third paragraph you find that the story doesn't back their position. Maybe it even completely contradicts their position.

Like it or not, this is where the world is going.

And it isn't going to get any better in the next decade, Mr. Stump. Well said. Are we over the cliff yet?

I, for one, will always value the printed page. I Instagram with friends to see photos, dumped Twatter long ago, and Fb is a joke, but there are funny holiday, and animal posts, as well as a few things I attach to my studies, religious and lifestyle. Sad to see a long lived institution ending..

No real loss

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