Media Mashup: October 26, 2015

Screen Shot 2015-10-26 at 6.41.10 AMTrust A Spoonful of Sugar

Comedian and actor Dick Van Dyke trusts a spoonful of sugar to make it to 90: ice cream every day.

Millennials Say Media Can’t be Trusted

A survey of more than 1,000 millennials from throughout the world:

“Half said their national government was neither fair nor honest. And 46% had the same view about the media, while 35% said they distrusted religious leaders and armed forces, the survey showed.”

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Christie Can’t Be Trusted on Amtrak

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was booted from the quiet car of an Amtrak train on Sunday morning.

A passenger told Gawker that Christie was drinking what appeared to be a McDonald’s strawberry smoothie when he and his security detail boarded the 9:55 a.m. train from Washington, D.C. to New York City.

After taking a seat in a quiet car, Christie “immediately started making phone calls” and became embroiled in an “intense” conversation, repeatedly uttering the phrase “this is frickin’ ridiculous,” the fellow rider reportedly said.

Christopher Harper is a longtime journalist, who reported in Europe and the Middle East. He teaches media law and international journalism. Send suggestions and tips to


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