Our forefathers won our independence using only handwritten letters delivered by men on horseback, and broadsides printed on crude printing presses.
In the age of ubiquitous cell phones, and free telephone conferencing capability, and a free internet, and free email, and free social networks, and free websites, and free web radio, and free web video, and so much more, the idea that we can't live politically without the so-called mainstream media and their pollsters, and the manipulative money of a bunch of billionaires, and the services of a pack of self-aggrandizing political consultants, is absolutely ridiculous.
No, we don't need them at all.
If we don't save the country using the tools that are right at our fingertips, readily available to us right now, it isn't because we lack the ability to do so, it's because we lack the will to do so.
This country will never be saved unless and until We the People break free of the grip of the media and the political money.
And we already possess the means to do it.