Journalism constructs momentarily arrested equilibriums and gives disorder an implied order. That is already two steps from reality.
Its attitude, which it has preached and practiced, is skepticism. Now, it finds, the public is applying that skepticism to the press.
The news is staged, anticipated, reported, analyzed until all interest is wrung from it and abandoned for some new novelty.
Anderson's muckraking is one of debatable ends constantly used to justify questionable works.