Re: look at the great log in youir own eye ..
> "Trouble is, journalists are being replaced by the self editing mass of people on the internet who can say pretty much whatever comes into their heads whenever it comes into their heads without fear of rejection by an editor."
I take exception to the word "replaced." It appears to me that many (most?) journalists (formerly known as reporters) are not so much being replaced by the unwashed masses as they are joining those masses. Further, I see this as a correction to normal for the journo biz, not an aberration.
The aberration was the several decades preceding the current period, when journos actually had pretenses to being "fair" and "unbiased." Well, some of them did, and a majority of the public seemed to buy into that notion too. It was a strange time indeed.