It’s a real problem when the ‘news’ is the product of agreement and an unholy consensus, instead of facts.
A consensus doesn’t make anything true. If it did there would be nothing wrong with lynch mobs. Beyond that, desiring something to be true doesn’t make it true.
The biggest temptation of power is to conflate one’s own ego-driven conception of reality with reality itself. The press is probably the most important antidote to that tendency in a nation’s political leaders.
How abjectly they are failing. And much of the torrent of wrongful convictions can be laid at the feet of that failure.