The MSM has spent the last thirty years dismantling the stoic yet informative NZBC formula and dosing up on tabloid sensation and fripperies. Reality TV, slebrification, native advertising. Instead of encouraging the best out of people, it has pandered to the basest elements of the public psyche.
Now that it has conjured up this ravenous, insatiable consumer of content - with all the lack of scruples that an advertising-led agenda entails - the MSM don't get to whine about the hatemail by-product.
Garbage in, garbage out. If you set the level of debate at grunt level, grunting is all you'll get. Change up or shut up.
Onya for the insight, Deborah Hill-Cone. Rebel without applause.