DanBongino: Societal responses to the global health pandemic over the past few months have exposed the large crack in our social fabric. Some may characterize this as creating two dueling ideas for combatting the challenges of the day, but, regardless of the number of competing ideas, we are being challenged with conflicting worldviews. Nowhere has this become more obvious than in the online debate that occurs largely outside of the mainstream media ecosystem.
If you are an avid consumer of mainstream, or legacy, media content from the likes of NBC, ABC, and CNN, it is likely that you are inclined to adhere to a set of assumptions uncommon among consumers of non-mainstream content. Non-mainstream content often derives from platforms such as YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook.
One of the best analyses of this paradigm shift in society is provided by Eric Weinstein on Joe Rogan’s podcast. As Weinstein correctly stated, some daily YouTube shows receive more views than television shows. Podcast shows like the Joe Rogan Experience, The Ben Shapiro Show, The Dan Bongino Show, and Barstool Sports’ different shows all generate considerable discussion; each show has developed its own unique following in the years past. read more