A democracy in which the media have a vested interest in which government wins elections is not a healthy democracy. Journalists and news outlets that have become reliant on government funding and subsidies will show an inherent bias for the parties that will keep funding them, and they will foster a negative view of those that do not.
This is why independent journalism is important now more than ever. The role of journalists in our society is one of watchdogs. One cannot be a watchdog when they are on the government’s payroll.
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