I feel there has been a situation lasting in Taiwan for a long time, which is collective overworking. Even if one has average level of IQ and EQ, both of them will diminish a lot if one is under the situation of overworking. It will diminish one's judgment, execution, eyesight as well.
Therefore, our public sector become idiot, our private sector become brutal. Since all of our brains are squeezed out, we're even unable to think about fighting back. This makes the people almost dead, and the country almost collapse, after overworking.
The sink of Taiwan's media may not be their own fault. They've already faced the threat of internet revolution. In order to serve their remaining customers better (they lose all youths, and those elder bourgeoisie who is able to learn new technologies), they choose to play what they will like.
However, when a labor is tired a lot due to overwork, he won't care about the future of the country or the outside world, he will just need to relax. That's why we see all kinds of programs on TV become stupid variety shows, including news.