Media is deliberately biasing news and it's hurting democracy
The media has checks and balances in place to prevent misinformation.
There are documented standards to which news outlets must apply and mechanisms in place to mitigate damage when they fall short of these standards. For example, CNN had to apologise for misrepresenting the views of the sister of the Milwaukee shooting victim.
The argument is really about how one defines 'the media'. Certain parts of the media can be trusted and others cannot.
Claims about 'the media' as a monolith have a limited utility, in today's modern world individuals need to take the responsibility to research the sources of what they consume as 'news' and verify whether the source is reliable or not.
A study of media bias has found that the concept is mostly fabricated.
Dave D’Alessio, the associate professor of communications at the University of Connecticut, conducted an analysis of studies of media bias in US presidential campaigns from 1948 through 1997, and found no statistically significant bias in favour of democrats or republicans.
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News outlets publish fake stories to capitalise on societal tragedies.
Following the election of Donald Trump and other racially charged political events, news outlets (including CNN) published news articles of either entirely fake hate crimes... or news segments with doctored information.