The media is untrustworthy. Over time media has proven it is incompetent and incapable of performing the basic duties they are intended to perform. I figured this out in the early 1990s. I assumed then that it was a temporary problem, but by the late 1990s, I stopped taking the Oregonian newspaper because it was little more than a birdcage liner, and I did not have a bird.
Experts, as even the most naive realize after Fauci played Americans and the world for more than a year, are in a position to lie with impunity. We should rely on media to sort through this and find these lies, but media attracts narcissistic fops, not serious people. If media cannot do its minimal intended function, it is not fit for purpose.
The problem raised by Zman is obvious, but a significant number of Americans continue to attach value to media. Why?