Is The Precipitous Decline of The Mainstream Media, Terminal or Is It a Sign of The Times?

Adebayo Adeniran
4 min readMar 5, 2024

Which is it?

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The mainstream media in the anglosphere is on life support.

CNN, Fox News, Sky and the BBC are seen in the eyes of millions of folks as sorely lacking in credibility.

While it is easy to attribute this to the events of the last five months, it is clear to see that there are broader issues at play.

When Lord Reith created the British Broadcasting Corporation in 1925, he said that the objective was to inform, educate and entertain.

Through the myriad changes that we have seen over the course of the twentieth century, by way of two world wars, genocidal fascism, totalitarian communism, the collapse of colonial empires, umpteen financial crises, terrorism, and the release of Nelson Mandela from jail, we have often relied on these news channels to report the state of affairs in the world to us.

And the strategic objectives which guided Lord Reith did shape the likes of Ted Turner and Rupert Murdoch to a much lesser degree, when these individuals decided to launch their news channels, in the final decades of the bloodiest century in history.

But back then, there was a high degree of naivete from the wider public, as there was little…



Adebayo Adeniran

A lifelong bibliophile, who seeks to unleash his energy on as many subjects as possible