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Rummana Hussain explores the state of journalism. Why newspapers are looking to Taylor Swift coverage to boost circulation. The mindless racism of Jann Wenner of Rolling Stone. Taylor Swift reporters are instructed they can’t be a fan. But Jann Wenner made millions sucking up to rock stars. And should a comedian be required to tell the truth in his search for the Truth? Yes, we ‘re talking about Hasan Minhaj. Rummana is a columnist and editorial writer for the Sun-Times.