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Rachel Maddow

The 'Mainstream Media' aren't what you think

The 'Mainstream Media' aren't what you think

The media are taking it from all sides.

On the right, President Donald Trump blasts the media for "lying."

On the left, Jon Stewart rips the media for letting Trump use them.

Despite their opposing political views, Messrs. Trump and Stewart share something in common: They're both talking about the "Mainstream Media."

But what is the Mainstream Media?

I don't have the slightest idea. I know what people think the Mainstream Media is — you know, the usual suspects: ABC, NBC, CBS, The New York Times — but the term isn't just outdated, it's antiquated.

Back in the 1960s, you could have made a plausible argument that American journalism...