I NEVER watch the news on television, amerle. I get my info from sites like TVNL and other similar sources. I like your comparison of media talking heads to whores, though. If the oldest profession made monies like the talking anchor heads of the major telly networks, they might also have a voice in our government! I'm sure there would be vast improvement in the well-being of its citizens!
However, it's true that the great majority of people get their info from the major networks like CNN, NBC, ABC, FOX, and CBS...which in turn is why so many of these networks are now owned by huge corporations that are major republican doners.
You may be familiar with this site, but if you're not, go there to find out who actually owns the media:
Be prepared for a big shockeroo!