It has been said that 'power corrupts', but it is not so, poverty corrupts.
The poor media has become corrupt and it's not because they are powerful, but because they are 'poor' financially speaking.
The advent of the internet with its endless string of 'free facts' has taken the entire profit model that the news industry is based on and flushed it down the [Make up your own techno metaphor for toilet].
No one pays for 'news' anymore and so the 'news' papers and networks have 'moved away' from reporting news. Instead, they are forced for survival to obsess on whatever grabs the most public attention.
Because of their dire financial straits news outlets today no longer tell the public what they think the news is, instead they report on what interests the public most at the moment. Today, our major news outlets use the same standard for publication as our tabloids do. Fact.
President Elect Donald J Trump should never have gotten past the question "Mr. Trump, why did you publicly accuse President Obama of being an illegitimate president for the last seven years?"