We’re fast approaching the point where a person would be far better off to abstain from most media (mass and social) than to attempt to remain “informed” by the narrative managers of the chattering class. Boyd Cathey has a marvelous column about why we don’t trust the media and why we are right not to.
On a related note, it’s very common to hear media talking heads going back and forth over issues like vaccine hesitancy. They just can’t seem to fathom why the public won’t take their word on such life or death matters. Konstantin Kisin has a pretty compelling explanation for the media types who are asking themselves: Why won’t they believe us?