Kate at SDA hits the nail on the head:
Because journalism is no longer about delivering factual information about current events in appropriate context. It’s become a faux-profession increasingly populated by individuals who aspire to influence political outcomes and public policy – but who are too lazy (or too stupid) to earn that right by running for political office the old fashioned way.
I was thinking precisely that thought (though in less eloquent terms) just the other day. It increasingly appears as though the media isn’t just reporting the news in a biased way, but have taken it a step further and are engaging in political advocacy. What is particularily insidious about such conduct is the extent to which it involves an abuse of their constitutionally protected status (freedom of the press) as purveyors of information.