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Gossip Mill as 'News': The Mainstream Media Covers Linus Instead of Linux

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Summary: Personification of the news by corporate or mainstream media may be useful for the advertising industry; but it doesn't contribute to public understanding of what's really important and what constitutes news

THE point made here last summer [1] is being proven correct again, for earlier this week we saw at least half a dozen examples [2-7] of media obsessing over something said by Linus Torvalds while not even mentioning the actual, real news (the release of Linux 5.11-rc2).



"Society won't be able to separate the wheat from the chaff."If this sort of click-bait drama is what nowadays qualifies as "journalism" (never mind endless puff pieces or ads disguised as 'reports'), then we're in deep, deep trouble. Society won't be able to separate the wheat from the chaff.

Links from the video above:

  1. 'Journalism' in 2020: Far More Articles About What Computer Linus Torvalds Bought Than About Linux Releases
  2. Linus Torvalds tears into Intel, favors AMD
  3. Linux creator isn't happy with Intel, here's why
  4. Linus Torvalds, creator of Linux, calls out Intel on the importance of ECC RAM in the consumer market space
  5. Linux founder Linus Torvalds roasts Intel over lack of ECC memory support
  6. Linus Torvalds Rails At Intel For 'Killing' the ECC Industry
  7. New year, new rant: Linus Torvalds rails at Intel for 'killing' the ECC industry

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