[–] 1Iron_Curtain 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Advocacy reporting is bad, but it fits into a certain context in a certain place and is part of the basic aspect of trying to support all the various collections of thought in society, rather then chaining everyone down to a single perspective or collection of perspectives.

Ultimately, it destroys itself in that it serves as the agent for all kinds of framing and interpreting things into such a context, but a lot of this is the media's fault and need not be necessarily true.