Can you Trust the Press? The Media’s Loss of Objectivity is Killing Them long Term. Good 6 min video on this phenomenon/problem. It is important as a media consumer to know this, and how the media landscape became so polarized.
Judith Miller, Pulitzer Prize-winning former reporter for the New York Times, explains why Americans’ trust in the news media has fallen, and why that matters.
When success is measured mainly in terms of ‘clicks,’ the outrageous beats the sober just about every time. Inserting opinion, even in the middle of a news story, is a way in which journalists can distinguish themselves. And in mainstream media outlets, those opinions overwhelmingly tend to be liberal. This might not be so bad if journalists acknowledged their bias. But they almost never do. Yet the bias is obvious.
The situation in Australia is even worse, because there is less media diversity and because of domination by the ABC, which has become the leader of political correctness in Australia.