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🔗 The Miseducation of Kara Swisher | Edward Ongweso Jr.:

The long and short of it is that Swisher is not a good journalist—or, framed more generously, that she thrived in an industry with remarkably low standards for which we are still paying the price. For decades, tech journalism and criticism has primarily consisted of glowing gadget reviews, laudatory profiles, and reprinted press releases, all of it colored by Silicon Valley’s self-aggrandizing vision of itself as a laboratory of a brighter future.

I can think of no better example of corrosive access journalism than Kara Swisher.

She will never write or speak critically of any of the crooks and billionaires with whom she hobknobs because she depends on them for her livelihood and—it would seem—her self-image.

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