When it comes to looking at itself, society’s watchdog is a lamb,” according to Sydney Schanberg, one of the most respected journalists of this era, he has been a reporter for The New York Times for more than twenty-five years, and recipient of many awards, including a Pulitzer Prize.
This about sums it up, wouldn’t you say?
If you want to become a savvier media consumer, I recommend finding a few good writers in your market who cover the media and read them religiously. No writers like that in your area? Maybe you should step up to the plate.