Helaine Olen on the crisis in journalism that’s helping Trump. “Baby Breitbarts” might be the future of local newspapers. She tried to report on climate change — Sinclair told her to be more “balanced”. Yes, Sinclair Broadcast Group does cut local news, increase national news and tilt its stations rightward. Mark Feldstein on how Sinclair became the most insidious force in local TV news. M. Scott Mahaskey on the new conservative media establishment. The crisis of pro-Trump journalism: More influential than ever, the right-wing media is now facing increased scrutiny — but will it make a difference? Jeet Heer on the scourge of Trumpism in conservative journalism. If good reporting was in any way useful to conservatives, they’d already be doing it.

Tim Alberta on the deep roots of Trump’s war on the press: Long before cries of “fake news”, there was Brent Bozell and his Media Research Center. Church of The Donald: Never mind Fox — Trump’s most reliable media mouthpiece is now Christian TV. The case for Fox & Friends: In a time of broken norms, the norm of sitting opposite the president with a stack of “hard-nosed questions” is also broken. Is the Trump-Fox News-Wall Street Journal unholy alliance starting to crack under the President’s lies? Donald Trump and Sean Hannity like to talk before bedtime: Olivia Nuzzi on life inside the bunker of Fox News’ resident Trumpleganger. Greg Sargent on alarming new revelations about Trump’s addiction to Fox News.

Why liberal media need conservative columnists. Brian Beutler on Donald Trump and the media’s quest for a Goldilocks conservative. The liberal media can have ideological diversity without conservatives. “Liberal media” is fake news: While the majority of reporters identify as Democrats, conservatives have done a masterful job of gaining increasing control of the media — that changes the news we all read. Mainstream media, embrace your liberalism. Reversal of fortune: Progressive media in a Democratic White House. One reason we lose: Nathan Robinson on how to compete against right-wing media.