The news media that echoes the agenda of the government is not doing journalistic work. It’s acting as a government PR.
What if big businesses own the news media? You become journalists on a leach. What if the tycoons are in bed with politicians? You’re not only on a leach, you are also in a cage.
What is the meaning of news media neutrality? Neutrality between human rights and oppression? Between liberty and tyranny? Between equality and inequality?
The news media must act as the checks and balances on government power, every government. Whether a government by the army, by the Shinawatra, or by the Juangroongruangkit (well, this last one isn’t going to happen anytime soon).