Medium, and The Reason You Can’t Stand the News Anymore.
Sean Blanda

Man that was long.

Ford sells products to people. Those people are their customers and Ford needs to keep them happy.

Facebook and the media companies sell people’s attention to the advertisers. The advertisers are their customers and that’s who they need to keep happy. So the only incentives that the media companies have is to deliver as many adds to as many people as they can.

And so far this seems to preclude challenging and insightful journalism.

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