are partially to blame. Although Woodward and Bernstein were certainly not viewing facts through an untinted lens. They just happened to uncover a great story that happened to fall in line with their own ideology. That makes it all the easier to report. I think this type of work is still done on all ranges of the political spectrum.
The other question has to do with the profitability of this type of work. IMO the reason why accurate news reporting is not more valuable, is that human nature values the sensational over the truth. The news media is in a fight for their collective lives anyway, and getting eyeballs on a screen takes precedence over accuracy and fair-mindedness.
I agree with you that it's frustrating though. I guess the question you could ask is why do most humans value the sensational more than the truth?