The news media (newspapers, radio, television) is one of the hallmarks of a free society. Their role is
to keep the politicians honest by reporting the news in an unbiased way by telling the whole, unvarnished truth. Well, at least that is the way it used to be.
Currently in the US as the recent Harvard study indicates, a vast majority of stories about Trump (80%) and about immigration (90%) were negative. Some of the outlets were 93-95% negative. That is not reporting the news, that is being a political action machine fronting as a news organization.
When the media becomes corrupted, as we are seeing here in the US, one only has to wonder how long will it take before alternative sources of information (for example: the web, Breitbart, Drudge) are outlawed. It would be in the main stream media's financial and power best interests to eliminate the competition. We believe this will happen soon.
Lastly, without a free and honest media, the Republic will be lost as the country's leaders will demand that ONLY their story be told. It is that way in all dictatorships. Do you want that for the US?