It is to bad journalism has become what it is, but the bottom line is to make profit and in this day and age you can find anyone you want to agree with you. The 60 year old white males watch Fox News who think the world's falling apart. College Kids watch the Daily show to think they know everything and are smarter than 60 year olds watching fox news.
U.S. News Ranking and World Report does the same thing their job is to make a profit not provide an accurate guideline for various law school, hospitals, or other items.
Perhaps one day people will actually want more in depth analysis, but until that day comes and people are content to stay in their bubbles were everyone agrees with them media outlets have no incentive to deliver quality journalism and people are informed through Comedy Central and Fox News.