Twitter is a wonderful thing, but not for the reasons you may think.
It is wonderful because it has laid bare the political alignments and machinations of media ‘personalities’ who unwittingly transmit in the clear their political bias. The re-tweet and tweet away revealing who they chat with, who they listen to and who they think is worthy. It is very enlightening especially when you use a tool like MentionMaps. This is the MentionMap of Andrea Vance.
Now look at some of her specific tweets, I’ve also included a little vignette from Katie Bradford-Crozier.
I am thankful for Twitter because it reveals the truth, that our media are biased, not that bias is a bad thing, in fact I welcome it.
But let’s not pretend any more that the journalists and reporters at the papers of record and the broadcast media are anything other than normal human beings with political bias.
I will look at more media relationships in due course.