I like to go to YouTube and watch old local news clips from the 1980's (my childhood). The memories are great and the stories actually meant something. They were actually reporting. You can still find good news at the local level today, but it's lost its value a lot.
True. But now it's becoming a little les distinguishable between them and the mainstream media.
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2016 was the pivotal year for "fake news" masquerading as journalism, thanks to Hillary Clinton. I noticed a lot of BS in the reporting, even from NPR. Mainstream media ignored that Trump was ahead in trustworthiness than Hillary, even though both were at the bottom, yet Hillary was up there at the top of their stories while Trump stories consisted of the most outrageous thing he said or tweeted. I was hated from both camps because I looked at everything. As it sits right now, the DNC hasn't learned a thing from that election (see the special elections results and how many Democrats lost) and they won't in 2018. The only way the Dems will take away seats from the GOP in the house and senate is if they run unopposed. Trump at least appealed to the mainstream. The only one that could have beat him and, even if grudgingly, been accepted by both parties was Sanders, and I doubt if he'll run in 2020. Although there is that possibility. Even so, he wouldn't have the support of the DNC.