"Being a livestream he acts as 'eyes and ears' for the viewers. Literally. People will tell him to move the camera somewhere and he'll do it. They'll ask for interviews with someone, and Tim will go over and do so... The viewers will ask him questions and he won't rest until he gets them their answers."
What if journalists sense that their work never reaches the voters whose inattentiveness is being exploited? What if they somehow know that voters are getting screwed but they've lost faith in their ability to do anything about it?
Published 17 Nov 2011 3:32 pm
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