Why is that? Because I value objective criticism of the news media and – to a larger extent – the media in general. As an amateur historian and a professional in the field of shaping opinion (i.e. marketing/PR flack), I see a correlation between the general success of a social order and the vitality of the media in which it operates. Effective communication is essential to the proper functioning of any society.
And as those chains of communication break down, so do the relationships that make the social order function … orderly.