At one time, in a land far away and long ago, the media was biased, but played by rules. They understood that while they were there to foist their view on the world, there was a base agreement on what was destructive for all sides, which resulted in a degree of decorum and rules of behavior. The ownership of the media was scattered and reasonably sized.
All that is gone. We have media corps like Comcast, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Time Warner, Disney who have decided to use their media tools for direct action for the furtherance of overall organization goals. No surprise, that is how it is supposed to work.
All those corporations also happened to choose one political party to invest in.
We no longer have publishers and ‘media barons’ driving action in the media industry, but much larger entities. Citizen Kane is long gone.
Until the Trump GOP decides to become a threat these players, rather than be thankful for minor donations now and then like the GOPe, this situation will continue.
We have an anomaly now, where a media savvy self funded Billionaire decided to stick a wrench in the gears of the globalists. Money counts in politics, but voters also count, and what we have now is a struggle of the clout of working class voters versus the cash of the globalist corporations.
For this to sustain, he will need corporate allies, other industries who prefer an America First Global Order rather than a Corporation First Global order which will lead to a China First Global Order. (Capitalists tend to lose to determined Countries with serious firepower).
If those allies do not come around, we may be watching the 21st century version of Spartacus.