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The conspiracy-minded right doesn't care about producing anything that could be empirically tested to determine its veracity. They want theories that "sound good" and appeal to gut instinct. Constructing a narrative where the "leftist media" is conspiring against the President is easy, entertaining, and allows you to stretch the truth to its thinnest margins (if there's any truth to any of it at all, Infowars for example just discards any semblance of truth altogether, spreading disinfo and black propaganda under the guise that they're the only ones who know the truth - classic cult tactics).
Chomsky and Hermann produced a scientific media critique, but it says that all media outlets are susceptible to corruption if they're run on a for-profit basis, or even if they're non-profit, because their actual and potential revenue flows determine what they report and how they report it. So no one in the United States knows about the massacre of communists in Indonesia or South Korea, or the murder of union organizers throughout Latin America, or the CIA's covert support of genocide in Central America, but everyone knows about Castro killing some torturer in 1959, and everyone knows about the North Korean prison system. That's where the money is, and you don't get flak from influential politicians and corporate entities if you report badly on America's enemies. But produce an accurate report detailing the Coca-Cola company's support for right-wing death squads, and, well, they pull advertising on your network and you lose revenue. Profit seeking enterprises are going to avoid that. Non-profits will just report what their donors want to hear, like every think tank in existence.
The right, as per usual, has jettisoned reason, logic, and evidence, in favor of conspiracy theories. The latter is far more entertaining than the former (seriously, give Manufacturing Consent a read and see how long it takes you to fall asleep), but there's something to be said about how entertainment distorts the truth. With the right-wing media, the emphasis is on entertaining readers and appealing to their biases, to keep them coming back and watching or clicking or whatever depending on the medium. The left-wing media does the same thing, but right-wing media is far more flagrant in its disavowal of truth and journalistic integrity. It's funner and easier to think that there's some organized conspiracy against the common man than to simply recognize that any such conspiracy is the result of the way our society and economy (and the two are inextricable) are structured. There might be conspiracies between bosses or managers to prevent workers from unionizing, but they do that to keep the rate of profit high, not because they're just very, very, evil. And the latter explanation is what the Alex Joneses of the world like to proffer. Then, you don't have to do any of the hard work, or even propose a decent alternative. You can just incomprehensibly yell about freedom and 1776 and just disregard actual history and scientific analysis.
And of course referring to CNN and even MSNBC as "leftist media" is fucking retarded and just goes to show how much the far right actually dominates American political discourse. When Hillary Clinton is the far left, I don't know what the fuck that makes me. Hyperleft? Shieeeet.