I’m pretty sure that Ayn Rand had this sort of journalism in mind when she wrote The Fountainhead and also Atlas Shrugged.
It’s incredible, isn’t it? There’s a real argument to be made that the entirety of modern journalism over the last century is a complete sham.
There’s been plenty of poking fun at journalism in recent years, and plenty of real serious work seeking to counter what modern journalists do to advance progressivism, but this right here is the foundation. This where it all started, with this guy, Lippmann. It’s a house built on sand.