12 months ago, MadMan400096
I recently deleted this app because of some troubling trends I’ve been noticing, and after reading other reviews, I don’t think I’m alone. You’d expect local journalists to be as impartial and professional as possible, but in recent years I’ve noticed that a frustrating amount of articles seem to be desperate to appeal to a progressive audience, which makes sense given Massachusetts is a blue state, but too often it feels like it’s coming at the expense of actual journalism, relying on insulting sociopolitical buzzwords that just feel like they’re designed to actively divide audiences more than they already are. And before you boil it down to knee jerk partisanship, A) I’m more politically moderate than anything, and B) even AllSides, a news watchdog website, has outright stated that their articles often lean left of center. But honestly, it’s not their political leanings, but more the obnoxious clickbait titles are with loaded language that ruin things for me. I think for new for the Western Massachusetts area, I’ll stick with the reminder, or even 22 or Western Mass News, because MassLive has indicated that they have no interest in real journalism anymore, just sensationalist nonsense like BuzzFeed or the Daily Mail.