There once was a time when the mainstream media was respected by its readers, viewers, and listeners. Those in the mainstream media strived to be taken seriously in their reporting of the news so they could earn the reputation of being stellar journalists.
The mainstream media was the “watchman on the wall” for many of us. But not anymore! Not for a long time!
Years ago, the worst thing that could happen to a news organization was to be slapped with the label of “yellow journalism.” This term meant “lack of credibility” and was applied to any news group that lowered itself to sensationalism or deceit in order to increase sales. Sensationalism means “increased sales” which means “more money.”
As time passed, corporations, one by one, purchased news organizations to put under their corporate umbrellas.
With this unfortunate turn of events, the mainstream media, which includes newspapers, magazines, television, and radio, now answers to corporations whose main c ...