I think your characterization of MSM is gratuitous.
You're kidding, right?
So-called MSM is typically highly biased with various political axes to grind - depending on the medium.
With the concentration of ownership of internet, print and broadcast sources, the chances of finding a complete
picture of any situation have become severely diminished. We are at a point where people have come to believe
the term Fox News actually provides them:
1.with something that truly is newsworthy
2. with some sort of balanced reporting of/for that 'newsworthy' item
Pundits spewing their opinions is not an act of news reporting. It is really a form of propaganda. Years ago there was
a commercial on television which showed someone turning a knob on a radio, with each station providing endless
talking. The voiceover said, "Continuous Communist propaganda". The ad was soliciting financial support for Radio
Free Europe. How similar this is to the current situation on web sites, TV and radio broadcast and print in the US today.
(I am not stating the US is being bombarded solely by Communist propaganda - though it is probably in the mix!).
Most people seem to have lost the ability to ask "who is reporting the information?" and "what motivation do they have
for reporting it?" - and the manner in which it is presented.
I believe it's called, thinking.
I saw a t-shirt that stated: Think Responsibly.