The Rise Of Citizen Journalists
Tim Pool is part of what some call the new media, citizen journalists who work for themselves. Increasingly, such journalists cover things the mainstream media miss.
Pool, who leans left and supported Bernie Sanders, reports whatever he sees on his news channel TimCast. When the media jumped on a video of a grinning Covington High School kid wearing a Trump hat, claiming he was taunting a Native American man, Pool was skeptical. He found a longer clip of the encounter on YouTube and used that to show that the Native American elder approached the kids as they waited for a bus, not the other way around, as had been claimed. There was no evidence that the kids were racist.
In this edition of his blog, John Stossel reports Pool is part of a new wave of independent journalists and thinkers–leftists, centrists, libertarians and conservatives–who use the new media to get the word out. “I’m glad that gives us more options,” he says. Here’s more.