kleinbl00 you and I once had a discussion about youtubers and their influence (or more accurately, because you convinced me of your point, their lack thereof).
In this piece Hank Green asserts
You said, in our comment tree here
If you read this article, does this complicate or clarify your view? Or do you see this as something else entirely? I don't mean to drag your previous comments out in a bad way. He covers a lot of ground here, and I guess you seem a good person to ask.
Allow me to start with a palate cleanser.
We'll get back to that.
Allow me to point out that this tedious little shitbird was given unfettered access - was encouraged, in fact, not to softball - a sitting President of the United States of America. Because that's sort of a subtext of the article which, of course, was written by a tedious little shitbird.
Allow me to also point out that this tedious little shitbird didn't write an article about how his point of view was changed, or why he asked what he asked, or what he thought was important, or what subjects aren't getting covered by the press. He wrote an article about how mean the press was to him. Which, by the by, he punctuated with animated gifs. Including one of Andrew WK.
This - tedious little shitbird was given the opportunity to truly interface with the leader of the mutherfucking free world and NPR's takeaway was
(Somewhere, Charlie Rose is groaning)
So this tedious little shitbird wrote an article - for medium, one of my new favorite entitled hipster rags - in which he describes the Sound and the Fury of Youtubers and their power in the face of establishment media because
Crowing about Youtubers interviewing the President is like arguing This guy got into the Bush press corps on merit.
Good friend of mine did audio on Obama's first campaign video for Davis Guggenheim. For a long time his Facebook photo was him, micing up Obama, as shot by Davis Guggenheim on Hasselblad. It's a hell of a shot. Obama, in 2008, was an incredibly accessible person, quick witted, easy to get along with, a consummate communicator. He's been in front of the public more than any other president in history.
Obama was on fucking Between Two Ferns. Where nothing of substance was discussed, and where the Internet melted down in self-gasm.
And here we are, next to a woman who got 46m pageviews for taping herself doing the cinnamon challenge.
Does this complicate or clarify my view?
This tedious little shitbird sat down to talk to the president and his take-away is
Did you know that when you highlight that 24-point quote a "retweet" button pops up automatically?