For a long time, in fact for years, I got my news from alternative websites like this one, and from YouTube watching Amy Goodman and Tom Hartman. During the Bush years I wrote prolifically because I felt that the mainstream media was ignoring issues that I was very concerned about and I felt that the American people needed to know what the mainstream media wouldn't tell them.
During the Obama administration I also wrote many articles about issues the mainstream media seem to ignore. By the end of this administration, and during Hillary Clinton's campaign when the DNC manipulated the primaries against Bernie Sanders, I wrote a few articles but by that time, I was convinced that the press in the United States was totally corrupt.
Now I find the press has suddenly relearned what it is that they are supposed to do for the American people. For the first time in years I read the New York Times and actually read real news that exposed government corruption.
I am amazed at the way the mainstream media is actually doing investigative journalism. Still, I am also wondering why they were silent during the Bush and Obama administrations. Where were the reporters and the editors when the Bush administration lied us into the Iraq war and Pres. Obama killed American citizens and innocent Muslim families with drone strikes? Where was the coverage of the NDAA that allowed the military to arrest American citizens without trial indefinitely?
I can mention many things such as the coverage of the war between Georgia and Russia, and how Ukraine overthrew their elected government and installed an overtly fascist regime that alienated the Russian-speaking eastern provinces.
Where are the investigative journalists when the United States colludes with Saudi Arabia to supply weapons to the rebels in Syria? Where were the investigative journalist when the United States accused Syria of using chemical weapons against its people and made preparations to launch cruise missiles against Damascus that was stopped by revelations from the UN that it was the rebels that were using the chemical weapons and American citizens finally rose up and wrote their elected representatives that they would not authorize the use of force?
I could go on and on about everything the mainstream media turned a blind eye to. It was as if the press no longer cared or wanted to do any investigative journalism.
Now, all the sudden, reporters are calling their sources and digging into everything that the Trump administration does. The White House press briefings now look like a combat zone. Pres. Trump and his people are under constant attack by the mainstream media.