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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.

Articles by Tom

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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