Media has always been shit. Look up crap in the past like yellow journalism, the media war between William Hearst and Joseph Pullitizer, or the history of tabloid journalism.
We know modern media is shit because we no longer have to rely on just their biased crocked reporting. There are alternatives sources of news, there are piles and piles of research material proving or disproving bullshit, there are entire websites dedicated to disproving bullshit, and every person with a phone that doesn't suck (everyone but me) has it in their pocket at all times.
Like this dude said in >>34207 you are under the not at all accurate assumption that the past is better. You see things through rose tinted googles, only know a condensed version of history that leaves out all the bad.
Mostly everything wrong today has existed for a long, long time before now.