The media is not a check on power when it comes to the police.
In the media, the badge-wearing violent are heroes and heroines sweeping away crime with an unwavering commitment to honour and fairness.
Police-embedded media is particularly harmful at this moment because it shares the media landscape with an expanding white nationalist news media.
Nightly, the most powerful white nationalist television network in the world attempts to incite white mobs against protesters.
A media that does not call friends white nationalist journalists who call every lynching victim “no angel” in order to defend the lyncher.