In one class we were taught newspapers and other media are "gatekeepers." It's true, and when you've got so many liberal idiots this is a bad thing. For that matter, it's a bad thing because of all the "conservative" idiots such as William Buckley, who I met one time when I was a newspaper editor and was not particularly impressed by him. In fact, I considered him a bit of a fraud.
It's always been hard to get influential media off the ground because of barriers to entry. For one thing, they're supported by advertising or rich benefactors.
And along comes the internet, which has no barriers to entry. Anyone can start a blog.
It was because of the blogophere that the Alternative Right arose. It fact it was why Trump arose, and the Mainstream Media is hysterical over the influence of the blogosphere and the rise of Trump. They keep babbling it's populated by racists and working-class morons. Har har! Are they in for a surprise!
Yahoo! No barriers to entry! That's the free market for you!
And I'm loving every second of it.