Dropping objectivity is historically significant. Since the 19th century, the Times advanced and set the standard for so-called "objective journalism" to counter the partisan broadsheets of the day. Of course the paper was liberal for most of this period, but at least it tried to maintain the appearance of fair mindedness. Other papers copied its model and accepted its journalistic leadership. You can read about this in Larry Sabato's book "Feeding Frenzy" (I helped Sabato with an updated edition, many years ago!)
Goodbye to all that. Now all media outlets are Breitbart.
Hysteria is causing leading media organizations to mix up their news reporting with their editorializing like never before.
The media should wait for something to actually happen before it declares the end of the world.