Our founding fathers gave newspapers extraordinary protection in the Constitution. In exchange they were to be the last check and balance in our political system.
We are now at the point where almost 100% of the old main stream media support the goals of the far left. And if you are a member of the far left, the ends justify the means. Lying is not a problem.
This administration does not even attempt to provide cover for their lies. They can make any statement about anything and the media will report it as truth, and demonize anyone that attempts to correct the record (which is why they have spent years demonizing Fox news and conservative radio shows).
Now all they have to do is say “Well that comes from Fox and you know how bias they are”, and the people will believe it to be so.
Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. We are at that stage where they feel they can say and do anything they want.
History has proven that even absolute dictators will fail when they push their citizens too far. As always no one really knows where that point is. Also no one can predict what will happen to those that have been lying to the people when that point is reached, I suspect it will not be pretty.
For a possible clue see what happened to Mussolini in Italy or Hitler in Germany.