Again, I agree with Assange on this. He writes
The condition of the mainstream press is so appalling I don’t think it can be reformed. I don’t think that is possible. I think it has to be eliminated and replaced with something that’s better.
When I look at our press, I am often forced to agree with Henrik Ibsen in the enemy of the people, where the press is portrayed as really not after truth but working with the highest bidder to manipulate the people to think or act in a certain way. And this is the problem of the present century. Most media houses are either beholden to the state or big corporations. They lie through their every orifice.