As Pres. Trump continues his "war" with the mainstream media, the many talking heads of the alphabet networks are digging in their heals; forcefully protesting each and every assertion made by the President. And while the Fourth Estate is protected by Free Speech rights so that they can provide a type of oversight to government, it is their conduct that has brought them to this point.
Yes, the political press has been contentious since before the founding of our nation. In Washington, Adams and Jefferson's day, the newspapers were vicious. But they balanced that viciousness.
With the genesis of the Progressive movement in the United States, Progressives set their sights on controlling, first and foremost, the education and information systems of our nation. They succeeded in capturing both.
Today, radical Liberals and Progressives dominate our universities and colleges, indoctrinating students into "what to think" instead of "how to think." Nowhere is this more so than in the schools of journalism. Students are taught to infuse emotion (read: opinion) into their reporting. As they are flooded with Progressive ideology in higher education, the system churns out Progressive propagandists instead of journalists.
So, when Pres. Trump lays into the mainstream media for failing to check their facts, advancing untruths, anchoring an overwhelming number of stories in "unnamed sources," and pretty much acting as the media arm of the Leftist movement, we should all find it astonishing that they protest as hard as they do, all with self-righteous indignation.
The smart news organization head realizes that although their is a sacred trust to be the "truth to power" in politics, the genre, nevertheless, is a ratings game. Sensationalized journalism is getting incredibly stale, as are the formulated talking head shows. The people are tired of the "i think" talking point merchants trotted out each night to exacerbate topics most of us find inane. It is time for someone to get back to the "who, what, when, where, why and how, of it all and dispense with the opinion and emotion.
That news organization - should it appear - will slay all others in the ratings. That's how tired we are of the bullsh*t.