What we euphemistically call “the mainstream media” are not mainstream at all. They (and I use “they” advisedly because “media” is a plural noun) have little in common with Main Street. Collectively, they are part of an insular culture of elitists who actually believe they have a monopoly on truth, when, in fact, they only have a monopoly on hubris.
I don’t have any statistics to prove this theory, but here it is: What we call the “mainstream media” are the biggest purveyors of “fake news” in the universe. Why? Because of audience size and reach, and because they long ago dropped all but pretense at seeking objective truth. They don’t even believe in objective truth except when it comes to their own narrow opinions.
How else can one explain, for instance, their complete sell-out to the fraud of man-made, catastrophic, carbon-driven climate change? They sell it like a religion. If one is even skeptical of this ideologically driven fear-mongering, then one is a rube, a “denier,” a bumpkin, a barbarian, a buffoon. The theory is devoid of evidence. It is nothing more than a tool of those who seek to create a new economic order under the control of a ruling global elite.
Of course, what would the gilded purveyors of reality have to say about that accusation? “Conspiracy theorist!”
You see, under the rules of “fake news” hysteria, differences of opinion, differences in perspective, differences in worldview are tantamount to heresy, which today calls for figuratively burning your opposition at the stake.