The Renegade Report plays host to South African Twitter royalty, journalist and writer Gus Silber. The discussion focuses on the media, their biases and their positioning within society. Gus emphasises the role of individual journalists versus the concept of a monolithic media, as well as the reality of these individuals having specific viewpoints despite their need to approach matters impartially. Jonathan and Roman explore the lack of trust in the media, the quality thereof, and the shutdown of feedback loops like comment sections. Gus advises on the importance of being a promiscuous consumer of media, makes a strong freedom of speech argument on the issue of satire, and rallies against the banning of things we dislike.

 

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The Renegade Report – Gus Silber

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