The rise of the internet and cable television news networks has created a new universe for the spreading of information. In the wake of this alternative field, traditional sources of news — newspapers, magazines and the three traditional broadcast networks — have been lumped together as being the “mainstream media.”
Over the last two decades, that term has become a pejorative. It’s loaded with a connotation that the “mainstream media” doesn’t tell the truth, is liberal politically and hides the “real news” from its consumers.
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