Why the RDR2 Crunch Controversy is Twitter Journalism Gone Wrong

The Red Dead Redemption 2 crunch controversy has rattled the publisher, with the work culture surrounding RDR2 being brought into question. However, is it a case of hot takes and Twitter journalism working overtime?

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rainslacker90d ago (Edited 90d ago )

LOL...twitter journalism.

Pretty sure that's the definition of an oxymoron.

Twitter, more often than not, is just a cesspool of knee-jerk reactions, and baseless accusations.

Any journalist that uses twitter as a source without putting that tweet into context with more research into the issue, or asking for more information from the source, is not a journalist at all. More often than not, the journalism surrounding such things is more editorial to express the authors opinion, or to drive site agendas, than it is any real desire to relay the news.

Many people we call journalist don't even do the most cursory of acts related to actually being a journalist, and would not even pass a night class on journalism at the local civic center because they can't even bother to source properly, verify information, provide all relevant information, seek responses, or even put the information into the proper context so it's meaningful for the reader.