Quentin Tarantino type fantasy can become plausible when CBS or CNN runs it at 6:00PM. A marketing scam like Barack Obama can start to seem real and his message of nothing becomes tangible when enough editorial license is taken by the "journalists".
Back when I worked in the media, One of our editors had a delusion that his career was just like the movies where hard news is all a paper does and truth is supreme. For a few years I pointed out article after article to him on our AP feed that was pure opinion fronting itself as journalism.
Every time he had an excuse as to how the AP was the guiding light of integrity and would never interject opinion as fact. Any reporter to do so would be quickly disassociated from that paragon of ethical reportage.
The day the AP circulated a memo that henceforth ‘OPINION’ was to be a normal part of their reporting and acceptably ethical, I thought the man would have a stroke.
And the “I told ya’ so’s’ did not stop for months ;)
Ethrical journalism is open to the whims of the ‘ethical journalist’.