Well what do you expect from a system that rewards Happy Hal for Shallow streams of pander and punishes Detail Oriented Lem for digging deep and getting to just the facts Mam?
Greg Palast complains here about the new generation of mediocre U.S. reporters.
Another expert complains here about gullibility and lack of skepticism.
However the bottom line is that the capitalist system rewards those who sell low quality fakery over those who sell high quality gems. The Market provides. It just doesn't provide truth and honesty. It provides the brain candy we yearn for.
Be happy. Don't worry. Hal has you covered.