Bias in Traditional News Media
Once Americans could simply turn on a TV news show and trust the anchorperson to give them a true, impartial account of the nation's news. Those days are long gone. Many network "news" shows have devolved into pure entertainment, and at their core most have increased viewership rather than accuracy as their prime goal. Commercial broadcast media make their money off of advertising and they "sell" their audience by charging higher rates to advertisers for larger listening or viewing audiences.