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The Tech and Media Culture War That Isn’t

Reporters, tech investors and executives like to think they are at the center of the world. And this week, based on conversations on Twitter, it briefly felt like they were. 

For months, a handful of outspoken venture capitalists have been attacking journalists for 1) downplaying coronavirus earlier this year and 2) just generally being horrible traffic-seekers the world would be better off without. Journalists, including myself, haven’t been able to resist pointing out the absurdity of their arguments, which have gone as far to suggest that journalists shouldn’t exist. 

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