It is sickening and happens much more than we'd like to believe. But we no longer have a real free press. If we did, then Trump wouldn't be in the position he is in. A real press would have savaged him from the start and not let him simply lie with near impunity.
A REAL press would have savaged BOTH candidates for their manifest flaws, This is an election where we should have 'NONE OF THE ABOVE' and the country gets a mulligan on the election as NONE OF THE ABOVE winning means the candidates on the ballot would be ineligible for the mulligan round of elections.