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Welcome to Free Press Fail!
The 2016 Presidential Election has been one of the strangest. Here at Free Press Fail we hope to show how it’s not just the peculiarities of the candidates that has warped reality. Instead, we ask you to pull back the curtain and see the way in which a new strain of unaccountability in digital media clouds how we see the truth.

For a brief background, please refer to NYT columnist, Jim Rutenberg’s MSNBC interview below:

 

Published on Aug 12, 2016

How Donald Trump Is Testing The Norms Of Journalistic Objectivity | Morning Joe | MSNBC

 

“So much for Objective Journalism. Don’t bother to look for it here–not under any byline of mine; or anyone else I can think of. With the possible exception of things like box scores, race results, and stock market tabulations, there is no such thing as Objective Journalism. The phrase itself is a pompous contradiction in terms.”
― Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ’72
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