It has become what we grew up being told was “the state radio, TV and/or newspaper” when our U.S. “free press” was talking about some other country’s “news report. Regretfully, the mainstream media has grown so jaded that the alternatives - mostly on-line “news outlets” - typically lean just as far off balance in the opposite direction! You can’t believe ANYTHING in good faith. You must question EVERYTHING, and this leaves people thirsting for ANYTHING they can relate to. A situation ripe for being taken advantage of.