Thank you for calling out the media.
The traditional news media has become corrupt. The Republican Congress passed the Telecommunications Act of 1996 and President Clinton regretfully did not veto the bill. That has led to the greatest consolidation of media outlets in our history. We once has diversity of media outlet ownership. We now have 5 huge corporations that own the vast majority of TV, radio, and newspapers.
Fortunately we have social media to shift some power back into the hands of citizens. We can feed each other rather than the trolls to grow our voice on social media.