After catching up with co-host Jason Calacanis, a discussion of tech's party line.
"But I think that performed, informal honesty can often serve as a cloak for the questions not asked and premises that go unchallenged."
I think going direct is subtly very persuasive. Some of the content can be very compelling-- I mean I enjoy All In just like everyone else! But it means as you point out, that as viewers we do not see the unchallenged premises and unasked questions.
It puts even more responsibility on the media consumer to be skeptical of what they're viewing. It makes proper journalism even more important imo.