But competition takes care of this, right?
Editorial independence (i.e. the freedom to tell the reader or viewer what you think they need to know, rather than what you think they want to hear) has always been a rather strange artifact in a competitive, capitalist industry like journalism.
And I don’t mean that state controlled media is the answer by the title of this post. I just want to point out that corporate media comes with its own problems when it comes to message control.