Live Streams Will Kill the Cable News Pundit
Like many others across the United States and the world, I tuned into the US election intensely watching the results from the comfort of my laptop. With an array of tabs open, I had various maps open, scouring rural and urban counties in Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Nevada awaiting election results. The apparatus of cable news is built for an election. But I also had another live stream that I was watching, Hasanabi’s on Twitch. As Gita Jackson, a journalist at Vice that has extensively covered the rise of political streamers, has written, there is something comforting about Hasanabi’s streams, in the manner that he interacts with the internet.