This article will dispel any lingering doubts you may have had about mainstream journalists being in bed with governments and intelligence agencies. From Paul Craig Roberts at paulcraigroberts.org:
In a recent interview with USA Watchdog — https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2019/10/13/if-impeach-gate-fails-elites-will-crash-economy-to-get-rid-of-trump/ — I described Western journalists as prostitutes who whore for a living.
One of them who did so—Udo Ulfkotte—describes what it is like. For the naive and insouciant Western people who need to hear the truth from the horse’s mouth, here is a translation of one of Udo Ulfkotte’s lectures on the subject.
Kopp in Germany published Ulfkotte’s book, Gekaufte Journalisten (Bought Journalism) several years ago. It was a best seller. An English language edition was authorized, but its publication was blocked by intelligence services. You can get an idea of the book from the lecture.
If the link doesn’t work for you, here is the transcript:
In 2014, the German journalist and writer Udo Ulfkotte published a book that created a big stir, describing how the journalistic profession is thoroughly corrupt and infiltrated by intelligence services.