With all technology available, research opportunities, and tremendous resources, it's almost hard to believe journalists now reached a point where their credibility is in the tank. False statements are reported as fact, fictitious events are presented as real, and political beliefs are interspersed with reporting.
I don't think enough of those involved with reporting the news understand they're not only losing their audience, revenue is falling, and the largest organizations will find there aren't enough investors to keep the doors open. Stockholders will sell their stock, and if the selling is brisk, the ability to function might leave in a substantially short period of time.
I don't think erroneous news is new, but with available technology, more people realize how many lies are perpetuated by what is now called "fake news"; and the reaction is distrust embellished with anger. Where there were only a few news outlets, there are now thousands available, and it's apparent some of the largest have an agenda, and it's not what the majority wants.
I don't know how this will turn out, but it's obvious the damage is great. Journalists are now immediately suspected of a lack of integrity, and the vocation is not considered as honorable as it was before. That's tragic, when you consider the opportunity lost, and the disgrace of what was once a noble profession.
In Case You've Wondered
My blog is where my wandering thoughts are interspersed with stuff I made up. So, if while reading you find yourself confused about the context, don't feel alone. I get confused, too.
If you're here for the stories, I started another blog: scratchingforchange.blogspot.com
One other thing: sometimes I write words you refuse to use in front of children, or polite company, unless you have a flat tire, or hit your thumb with a hammer.
I don't use them to offend; I use them to embellish.