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1/ The top question I'm getting is why my feed has a giant thread on the Trump Tower Moscow docs Buzzfeed just released while major media isn't on the story at all. Answer: major media has missed big swaths of the Trump-Russia story while criticizing feeds like mine that haven't.
2/ If you wonder why there's so much anger at Jill Abramson now, indeed so much major media is covering it more than the Buzzfeed docs, it's because this former New York Times editor spent much of her book wagging her finger at a digital media running *circles* around Old Media.
3/ While I think the NYT and WP have done amazing work on the Trump-Russia story, they also have an institutional hubris that puts them in competition with their peers and causes them to downplay others' scoops. Independent digital journalists don't have to play that game at all.
4/ Moreover, an independent digital journalist can build a horizontal appreciation for the scope of a story that lets them robustly *contextualize* new reporting, rather than getting caught in a vertical silo trying to drill down on just one topic. Jill Abramson doesn't get that.
5/ The Trump Tower Moscow docs just released are the biggest story in America and should get wall-to-wall coverage, but they won't because too many journalists don't fully comprehend what they import legally and factually and because they cynically think folks can't follow along.
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