The situation described in the op is in no way corruption...It is simply a rationalization by the idiotic tyrants running this country to try to eliminate the last bit of media opposition they face in the consolidation of their power.
Corruption would be more along the lines of using modern technology to attempt to fabricate documents to be used to prove a superior officer was forced to lie about the performance of duties by one of the candidates in the race for the presidency when he was in the military.
And let's say it was actually a national network news producer and the the most well-known national news anchor in the country who were behind the scheme to fix the election of the most powerful man in the world! Now that's corruption, ehh?
Actually, you would think in a case like that the producer and news anchor would stand trial for treason and face execution for such heinous crimes.
Meh...when you're a liberal you don't even get a slap on the wrist...