I have come to believe the press has rarely been “doing it’s job”. Historically, the press pushed the opinions and aims of it’s owners/controllers/editors, which were in some cases one and the same person. We long for the truth, but perhaps we are looking to the wrong people and in the wrong place. Not to say I know where to look, but I sure know where not to look...like the New York Times, CBSNBCABCCNN for instance.
And don't forget 'The Washington Post' - Woodward & Bernstein's Employer and paper the broke the Watergate Story. Of which, lo these many years; much still remains; a 'story'.
And neither; post that endeavor and Pulitzer Prize received for their efforts; did much of anything to shine a light of truth in their political home town.