This election as well as recent events that have preceded it have really got me questioning the relevance of mainstream media in these strange times. It seems like its taken a backseat to social media and appears evidently out of touch with the sentiments of ordinary people. It was fair to say that the attempted character assassination of Trump was a resounding failure and may have even had a counter-intuitive effect. Something in particular which also struck me was that The Young Turk's online stream yesterday had at one point more viewers than abc. Seems like people are shunning the usual networks in favour of independent media, twitter and other social mediums. Curious how the producers re-align themselves now.