I think we need to look at this from another viewpoint. Jefferson was right, and what he said is still true. There are several news sources, information sources, books, writings, blogs, and videos available to the masses that DO have the truth, but most citizens won't waste their time looking for or researching them. This is THEIR problem----they look at the headlines, but won't read the editorial or opinion pages to get an informed decision.
You're right that it's what they do, but it becomes our problem too when they want to act on misinformation. I'll give you an example: Three names were released from the logs of the Lolita express. Why? Look at the names andI'm sure you'll know. Brian Stelter, x Cuomo (probably Chris' brother, I don't think he has the balls) and another CNN employee. Partisan? Yup!