Do folks around here still believe the press is just doing its job?
Remember, there is no state-sanctioned press.
You are the press too, if you step up and do the job. That doesn't mean you have the same platform as AP or CNN, but that does mean you have the right to go out and investigate and write your opinion on the matter.
You have a platform here to do that. You (and everyone, this isn't directed specifically at you but is a point for all of us), can and should, look for the story behind the story (see note above) do your own research, and draft your own story.
It is how we get above the press, not just ride the waves of the stories we like or don't like.