This is complete Bull Shit! And exactly wrong. In truth, damn near every decision about what and whom to cover is a function of whether it advances its own POLITICAL objectives.
Which wouldn’t be as big an issue, if the vast majority of the media weren’t in lock-step with one political party.
You need look no further than the story of the day: Harvey Weinstein. If he hadn’t been a bagman for the democrats, his story would have been blown open more than a decade ago. Commercial media isn’t a threat to democracy, its their dedication to a single political party. An honest commitment to diversity of thought — the only diversity that really matters — is the only solution to this problem.