Somewhere on another, presumably uncomfortable, plane of existence, William Randolph Hearst is laughing his ass off.
Modern journalism has abandoned even a pretense of objective reporting. Principals are all. Principles are someone else’s problem.
Actions are judged to be good or bad based on the actor. If our guy did it, it is either awesome or at least not worth mentioning. If their guy did, it’s literally worse than Hitler.
In Dr. Johnson’s day, Patriotism was the last refuge of the scoundrel. While that is still true today, anything done “For the Children” is the more modern version.