I'm not sure how familiar you were with the EU referendum in the UK, but I saw parallel tendencies in how the MSM were polluting the debate with the usual accusations of racism and xenophobia etc towards those who opposed the establishment in the same way they were being thrown at Trump supporters. Name-calling - especially unjustified name-calling - is only going to backfire on those throwing out the pathetic name-calling. One could argue that Trump himself was guilty of this, but the difference being is he wasn't/isn't obliged to be impartial,
It's because rational argument, information, and real journalism, are losing to identity politics, name calling, and sensationalism. The mainstream media is in the business of generating controversy by appealing to stereotypes (black vs white, men vs women etc..) and keeping people divided, irrational, and passive. The extent to which identity politics are being practiced by elitist media sources to divert attention from real issues is disgusting. What's even more disgusting is how progressives have adopted this approach, and have based their ideas on systematic mainstream disinformation and divisive identity politics. There's rarely been a worse informed activist movement than BLM probably.
which our publicly-taxed BBC certainly should be, and clearly isn't.
There's no such thing as impartial media. And I actually think the BBC isn't that bad. I think they practice a significantly higher amount of journalism than CNN.