Planned Parenthood was caught red-handed selling baby parts and the media has buried the story and dismissed the facts with obvious lies. The term heavily edited video is repeated often even though the hours long full video was released in conjunction with the shorter videos. Now an Obama campaign bundler that was appointed as a federal judge has ruled against the video makers trying to silence them.
There is no doubt the main stream media leans left and is covering for this Democratic administration and their allies. The fourth estate has become a danger to this Republic.
Media as the "Fourth Estate"
Access to information is essential to the health of democracy for at least two reasons. First, it ensures that citizens make responsible, informed choices rather than acting out of ignorance or misinformation. Second, information serves a "checking function" by ensuring that elected representatives uphold their oaths of office and carry out the wishes of those who elected them.
In the United States, the media is often called the fourth branch of government (or "fourth estate"). That's because it monitors the political process in order to ensure that political players don't abuse the democratic process.
Others call the media the fourth branch of government because it plays such an important role in the fortunes of political candidates and issues. This is where the role of the media can become controversial. News reporting is supposed to be objective, but journalists are people, with feelings, opinions and preconceived ideas.