Now of course the “war on” rhetoric is ridiculous but there may be a simple rhetorical way to discredit sponsored meda and nulify money in politics.
To talk about sponsorship causes people’s eyes to glaze. But if people simply say: you’re puppet media, you’re not credible in a dissmisive way it may quickly achieve all the objectives as the solution is implicit in the charge.
And people automatically understand on their own that they can’t trust or view as remotely credible any sourcr that takes money from other than its readership and also the needed transparency.
I think upvoted non sponsored ad free search replace the media.