We’ve posted stories about the first Twitter user to employ the word “hoax” in association with the Jussie Smollett, as well as the first Journalist. Now we want to take a moment to recognize the two local Chicago reporters who used old fashioned information gathering combined with social media to push out the facts as they were developing. Sadly this is rare in today’s day and age.
Rafer was rewarded for his efforts with harassment from the usual suspects, but he also DOUBLED his social media in the two weeks this story has unfolded. Hopefully other local media folks around the country take notice. The secret to instantly growing your audience is gathering facts and TELLING THE TRUTH.