How to make mainstream media (fairly) honest again
If people want to reform mainstream media (MSM), they should do so through antitrust law. MSM is corrupt, because of massive levels of collusion among media outlets, as well as a host of organizations, attempting to advance a political agenda, most Americans do not like. Ban political collusion among private and public organizations. (Exemptions could be made for special classes of organizations, which would be required to provide transparency to the public [upon request], and whose activities would be limited.) In particular, ensure that the antitrust rule, is highly applicable to media outlets. MSM has been coopted to advance a political agenda, as both a propaganda tool, and psychological warfare weapon, which induces behavior in the population, that is significantly counterproductive to the population.