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Tom Kludt

Tom Kludt is a reporter for Talking Points Memo based in New York City, covering media and national affairs. Originally from South Dakota, Tom joined TPM as an intern in late-2011 and became a staff member during the 2012 election. He can be reached at tom@talkingpointsmemo.com.

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Fox News anchor Shep Smith opened his program Wednesday by quoting a member of Canadian parliament who said that the morning shooting in Ottawa "changes everything" in the largely tranquil nation.

A little bit later on his show, Smith offered a powerful rejoinder to that very sentiment, saying "we don't have to change everything about our lives" in the wake of such incidents.

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Today's Pew Research Center study on political polarization and its effect on media consumption yielded one fairly predictable top line. Liberals rely on several different outlets for information, but never Fox News. Conservatives, on the other hand, overwhelmingly trust Fox more than any other source.

But there was one takeaway that drew the biggest reaction from a number of journalists online. BuzzFeed, the viral juggernaut that's made an ambitious investment in its news division in recent years, appears to have a trust problem.

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Dr. Keith Ablow completed his undergraduate studies at Brown University before capping his academic career at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Billing himself as "one of America's leading psychiatrists," Ablow boasts of having helped "CEOs, elected officials, professional athletes and world-renown artists."

He's also an assistant clinical professor at Tufts, a "sought-after speaker" and a best-selling author with a prodigious number of titles to his name.

But the time has come for Ablow, a Fox News contributor since 2007, to add another line to his resume.

Despite all the competition for the title, Ablow, the sire of the Fox News Medical A-Team, can now be crowned the biggest race-hustler on a network teeming with them.

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