I in turn would not trust the countless smaller media sources, because we already have a lot of new players coming in. Most of them are worse than the major ones if not outright puppets of one interest or another. Inflating their numbers would just create more chaos, more sensationalist news designed to attract attention and more claims of fake news. Our setup forces the news networks to police themselves and each other, while the government does very little. It works because we enforce ethical standards on the press as well as on journalists instead of giving them free reins and expecting things to work out on their own. There is also a branch of our justice system dedicated to enforcing these standards, run by a collection of media leaders, union representatives and representatives of our version of the supreme court.