Writers Blocked Douchebag
The job of the journalists was always to present the facts in a way that suits the paymasters. Myth of independent journalism is just that, a myth. In the aftermath of WWII journalism gained some prestige and became a respected profession, a view that media continued to perpetuate, but with internet chipping at their facade of respectability they are openly reverting to their true self, propagandists and entertainers, doing it either for money or ideology.
Closest thing to independent journalists at this point are Youtubers like JustSomeGuy and YoungRippa56 and Tim Pool
Frankly, when it comes even to reviewing fiction, companies based on reviewing like IGN are too easy to compromise