Kiho said:
eclimial, you are deluded.
Many years ago, as student in college, one of our lecturers taught us:

Never respond to a person who's argument opens with an insult
But in your case I'll take the chance!

Kiho, you are being overly cynical, ignorant and showing your naivety

Are you actually suggesting this world would be better off without a free press, only because you say much of it is supported and owned by multinationals and have lost their independence? True for some maybe, but not all.

Are you suggesting that ALL media are totally compromised by big business? This is not true!...

(I do concede, in some cases such as the deplorable Fox News they are totally bias, BUT, honest journalism has a history of not towing this line.)

In regards to Fox, yes Murdoch makes me ashamed to be Australian, Fox News are a bogus, bunch of right wing fascists, but, unfortunately, you are taring all journalists with the same brush.

Over the years investigative journalists have exposed not only corporate corruption and government crooks but also the huge amount of proven incidents of child molestation in the Catholic church.

Holy mother of god man, are you serious?

Take the case of corrupt collusion between the US government and private contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan which ripped billions out of the pockets of US taxpayers

Who were the first to uncover this scandal? - The Financial Times

The US has overwhelmingly borne the brunt of both the military and reconstruction costs, spending at least $138bn on private security, logistics and reconstruction contractors, who have supplied everything from diplomatic security to power plants and toilet paper.
An analysis by the Financial Times reveals the extent to which both American and foreign companies have profited from the conflict -- with the top 10 contractors securing business worth at least $72bn between them.
None has benefited more than KBR, once known as Kellogg Brown and Root. The controversial former subsidiary of Halliburton, which was once run by Dick Cheney, vice-president to George W. Bush, was awarded at least $39.5bn in federal contracts related to the Iraq war over the past decade.
Two Kuwaiti companies -- Agility Logistics and the state-owned Kuwait Petroleum Corporation -- are the second and third-biggest winners, securing contracts worth $7.2bn and $6.3bn respectively.
The US hired more private companies in Iraq than in any previous war, and at times there were more contractors than military personnel on the ground.
Keep in mind, private contractors where given luxurious living conditions in Kuwait, with fine food while US soldiers lived in tents in a windy desert and fed on sub standard rations. The contractors received on average 3 times the salary of the troops, the real heroes.

Would you be content to have never received this information?

(Important note, some of these contractors had multiple advertising accounts with The Financial Times, but it didn't stop the Times from publishing the facts).

Now lets look at the leaked documents pertaining the murderous actions of some US troops and corrupt behavior by the military in Afghanistan.

When Wikileaks received this massive amount of information, they knew it was to big for them to handle by themselves, so who did they turn to?

The Guardian
The New York Times
Der Spiegel

All these media outlets agreed to publish! In spite of the threat of loosing millions in advertising revenue.

Should I go on? I think not, if you don't get it by now, then God help the first amendment.

In the words of investigative journalist Bob Woodward who together with Carl Bernstein exposed the Watergate scandal which ultimately led to the downfall off a corrupt president

“It was accountability that Nixon feared.”
And who made Nixon and countless other corrupt corporations, governments and religious organisations such as Scientology and The Catholic Church accountable? ... it was the free press!

Donald Trump, you're next!

Like Nixon, Trump fears accountability, he is intrinsically linked to the huge multi national corporations that support him and he is waging a war against the free media who, on behalf of the people, seek to expose him for the crook, lying bastard he is.