I do not know enough about the American MSM to be able to argue with you. Over here the ‘quality papers’ aren’t mediators per se. They all have a political inclination, some leftish, some rightish, some centrish. Most papers try to follow basic journalistic rules of objectivity and truth finding. There is a strict separation between the editorial staff and the sponsors/owners. Most editors and subscribers in this country detest the Murdoch/Fox propaganda machine. The NYT is seen as relatively trustworthy, the WP has a billionaire/big tech owner and isn’t trusted as much as in the Bernstein/Woordward era. I would think that the Atlantic could function as a mediator. Public radio, especially the news editors, try to follow the neutral journalistic model. Some news/talk shows try to facilitate discussions between adversaries. They have kind of a mediating function, but are considered to be leftish by the populist right.
Which medium should be able to organize mediation over there, Aaron?