Lying, partiality, partisanship, bogus polls and intentionally affecting the outcome of the election by the media IS JUST AS BAD AS TOTAL LACK OF FREEDOM OF THE PRESS. We might as well hold elections in China, for all the MSM is concerned. With a communist controlled media, nobody finds out the truth. With a partisan controlled media, nobody believes the truth when it is told. And this isn’t a new problem!
…”the licentiousness of the press produces the same effect as the restraint of the press was intended to do, if the restraint was to prevent things being told, and the licentiousness of the press prevents things being believed when they are told.” [Thomas Paine in 1806, quoting from memory what Thomas Jefferson said way back in 1787!]