Who cares by whom the MSM is paid? The point is, the media, for whatever reason, is completely in the tank for Ds (other than Fox News and an occasional outlier brain-fart, where truth is accidentally revealed, if not dwelled upon).
I have some sympathy for Republicans who dare not speak up. Any challenge to a D idea will be jumped upon, denigrated, and demonized. But during the election season, when Rs were BUYING t.v. time, they had the opportunity to articulate conservative principles over and over until voters actually understood the wisdom. Why did they not?