My wife watches a lot of CNN. They are calling out the enablers--and happy to lay all 300,000 Covid deaths on Mr. Trump.
As far as racism is concerned, until we hear the words "I hate _____" from Mr. Trump's mouth, that's a hard call to make. All the media can do is provide the evidence--and let people make up their own minds.
I think Mr. Trump is quite clever in his choice of words in these kinds of things. He doesn't commit, yet his followers can connect the dots to believe.
So I'm not getting your point of a feeble media. There's enough media out there to point out the flaws and foibles of Mr. Trump.
I turn to Foxx every once in while. It is almost comical: they want to report the news while giving their little Foxx slant. But they fear losing a lot of their audience. They really don't know what to do these days.