I'm beginning to think that journalism, in its purest form, is dead.
The point of news is not to spread information. The point of news is to make money. You make money by getting viewership, you get viewership by sensationalism.
Even the most noble of news organizations have, at least to some extent, been affected by the TMZ style of journalism that has taken over most of the news outlets.
Also, you're no longer spreading truth to all the people. Most news organizations are more intent on maintaining *their* viewers. Each one has a demographic, and they will give that demographic what it wants to hear. So the goal is to preach to the converted, with all the different factions maintaining loyalty to their faction, and none of the news outlets daring to say anything that would rock the boat of their demographic. Let the other faction do that to THEIR converted, so that we can refute it and explain why it's wrong. And the arguments continue...and the hype goes on...and the viewership is maintained...and the dollars keep rolling in. etc...etc...etc..
I'm to the point where I'm skeptical of anything I ever hear from any news outlet. Usually if something is verified by *all* the outlets, it tends to be true...but then the speculation starts and I don't think it's possible to know what really happened.