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Thanks for reading, Jesse! I agree with you that what Cronkite delivered was the illusion of a singular, authoritative version of truth. This was always a myth, but, as you say, it wasn’t until the rise of the internet and social media that the myth was exposed. I like how you put it: “Today we say the news is sloppy, not accurate, fake, but the news has always been sloppy, not accurate, fake. We, the consumer, simply had no way of knowing just how sloppy, how inaccurate, how fake because others made decisions about what we would see and what we wouldn’t see.”

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