Mainstream Media Fucked Itself — Now We’re Paying the Price

Source: The Daily Beast
by Matt Lewis

“Gen Z probably has no idea what it’s like to live in a world where the vast majority of Americans get their news and information from three TV channels, but it wasn’t that long ago! Are we better off now than we were then? It might surprise you to learn that I am torn on this one. As a conservative, I firmly believe that liberal media bias has long existed — and that most progressives underestimate its power (or the damage it has caused). … On the other hand, it’s impossible to give a ringing endorsement of today’s political or media landscape. The old media, with its gatekeepers and orthodoxy, was slanted. But it served as a common culture, acting as a bulwark against extremist voices, while also providing some semblance of accountability and a reality check.” (08/01/22)