JARED MCKIERNAN graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a bachelor's in journalism, but remains a student of all things media. Some of his favorite reads are ProPublica, The New York Times (especially the Media Equation column) and The Red Bulletin. He also loves bluegrass music, the New England Patriots and testing the limits of his caffeine tolerance. Sarcasm is his language. Speak it, or forever be confused.