Of course this applies to the mainstream as well as much of the so-called alternative media like Info Wars and Veterans Today.
One, but not the only, primordial question remains whether the mediated information comforts the established order, e.g by concealing or promoting it, or harms it, e.g. by questioning its motives and deeds or pointing out its immorality.
"Journalism is printing something someone else doesn't want printed; everything else is public relations."Critical evaluation of information is paramount if it is to become knowledge and the evaluation must be done with diligence and with reference to different and often competing sources. For
"entertaining an idea without im-media-tely accepting (or rejecting) it is the mark of an educated mind."