I mean, for real here.
Murdoch classifies his media circus as 'infotainment.' We have heard it over and over again as if they 'own' the word.
Infotainment is when a media event occurs regarding the expansion of fact and a debate would be a good example of what "Infotainment' is all about.
Infotainment (click title to entry - thank you) is "information-based media content or programming that also includes entertainment content in an effort to enhance popularity with audiences and consumers."
Merriam-Webster rules out the inclusion of 'radio' as a method of infotainment. So according to Merriam-Webster there has to be a visual component.
a television program (click here) that presents information (as news) in a manner intended to be entertaining
EXPANDING POPULARITY should not based in 'half-truths' and 'lies.'
Propaganda (click here) is a form of communication that is aimed at influencing the attitude of a community toward some cause or position.
According to Merriam-Webster
pro·pa·gan·danoun \ˌprä-pə-ˈgan-də, ˌprō-\
Definition of PROPAGANDA
1 capitalized : a congregation of the Roman curia having jurisdiction over missionary territories and related institutions
2 : the spreading of ideas, information, or rumor for the purpose of helping or injuring an institution, a cause, or a person
AKA as Influence Peddling. It is a form of racketerring.