I’m less sure. I think personal bias may play a role, but one of the fascinating things I’ve discovered about writing this arc of stories on gun policy, is Medium includes some basic tracking functions on their back end, which can allow me to follow the referrals to the articles and I can see where the hits are coming from, and to a degree how they propagate. And they pay you a tiny fraction of a penny for engagement. So I have a financial incentive built into this thing, albeit small, to make the things go viral instead of simply conveying the truth. Once you see this sort of mechanic in action, you discover there’s a tremendous incentive to write something that people will share. And I think that new element in modern media is partially if not wholly responsible for the deep level of mischaracterization going on in the media today.
I have two more articles to write on gun policy to wrap the arc up, and then I want to do an article, at least one anyway, about this. What I see with it. It’s scarier than anything gun related, in my opinion, because there’s no ameliorating factor in our modern media engine. Our media is built to cause civil strife. The more people argue, the more money it makes.