We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
It's not likely that anybody would get a Pulitzer for reporting on journalistic malfeasance.
Most journalists have two natural biases that influence and limit their work; no science training, and a determination to push their institutional and personal bias on society. Stories about climate, and they are mostly stories, devolve to sensationalism. Balance and objectivity are virtually gone in the media. Fox News’ slogan “fair and balanced” should be a redundancy, but became a proud and almost unique claim, albeit tokenism. Nowadays, news reporting is almost always an opinion or an editorial.
Been there, done that. The tough old-timers I knew felt they were doing the devil's work, seeking unpleasant truths, rocking all boats, and creating chaos, but the modern young ones think they are doing God's work. Silly people. Still, as the old saying went, it's tough to argue with people who buy ink by the barrel.
Now you understand (see) how the process of "normalizing" homosexuality was accomplished. There was no "genetic proof", there was only small needy liberal university in Sweden that "found evidence of possibility". But, it was the claim of proof that put the final nail in the coffin of US Protestant churches. Nice work folks!
Don't know about those old timers. They did conspire to hide the truth about FDR and Kennedy. But to be fair, the went full corruption after Kennedy. Walter Cronkite purposely betrayed America by mis reporting the Tet Offensive.
On the other hand, if it suits their purposes, they will be dogged in running down a story as we saw with Watergate.