Most bombshell reports lead to nothing happening in the real world. Some little-known stories lead to huge change.
It’s becoming increasingly hard to interpret what actually matters in the average news cycle. When everything is a big deal, nothing is a big deal.
When politicians lie overtly in prominent media outlets and get away with it, people lose trust in reporting. The media is deprecating itself, and nobody seems to know what to do about it.
The obvious solution is better, more in-depth reporting. But that doesn’t sell, and it sure as hell won’t outperform sensationalism. We need something better.