As the linked 2014 article from "Russian Insider" indicates, mainstream media in Germany has been hemorrhaging readers/viewers -- a trend that extends far beyond the borders of the former Reich.
Author Udo Ulfkotte's bestselling Gekaufte Journalisten (to be published in the U.S. later this year as Journalists for Hire: How the CIA Buys the News) is being widely credited for bringing Germans to the tipping point.
Committed students of deep politics understand that the deep political state has anticipated (if not engineered) this shift and taken measures to create and infiltrate and re-shape alternative media outlets to ensure seamless continuation of media-driven control of mass perceptions.
Nowhere is this phenomenon more clearly demonstrated than in the ever-increasing presentations of sophisticated (or not) JFK assassination False Sponsor and tainted evidence gambits. They range from book-length hokum (LBJ and General Walker "mastermind" theses) and Internet forum-based efforts to exculpate individuals and institutions beyond exculpation (the Paines, Allen Dulles, CIA-related elements), to celebrations of fatally flawed "smoking gun" evidence for conspiracy (focused with increasing frequency on photos of forever indistinguishable figures in the TSBD doorway and, to a lesser degree, the endless re-presentations of long-discredited documents).
The across-the-pond scum at that notorious U.K.-based JFK forum just can't get enough of this bullshit. The Wheel of Misfortune spins ... 'round and 'round she goes, and where she stops almost nobody knows. It and similar sites provide safe harbor for acolytes from the First Church of "Colby" -- sinister contrarians who present transparently moronic disinformation and then endlessly demand documentation for already copiously documented rebuttals.
The Wheel of Misfortune spins ...
Anyone with reasonable access to JFK assassination evidence who does not conclude that conspirators killed the president are cognitively impaired and/or complicit in the crime.
Yet instead of finding ways to weaponize the in-hand legitimate evidence that proves conspiracy to the degree of metaphysical certitude ("the infallible assent of the mind to a proposition; it is recognized as necessarily true because the affirmation is based on the unchangeable principles of being, e.g., the principle of contradiction") and then turning those weapons on the conspirators -- returning the Dealey Plaza fire -- they remain in their circles, jerking away.
I often write of the so-called "third alternative" (as George Michael Evica's mentoree, how could I not). As far as media is concerned, for all practical intents and purposes, alternatives to the poisoned press do not exist.
Doubt is preserved. Control is preserved. The killers, their heirs, and their systems are preserved.
The Wheel of Misfortune spins ... 'round and 'round she goes ... and she never, ever stops.