According to a report by the Press Council of India, the country's news media began declining in the 1980s, when the Times of India began running "advertorials." Editors were pressurized to forgo press ethics, and chase profitability.
The steady exposure of corruption in our system will have its effect. There is developing a common understanding that the system we have today is broken and that we must find the means to make it constructive.
Arab reporters have shown that they are willing to investigate their own communities. The fact that young journalists are learning the tricks of the trade bodes well for the natural progression of this form of investigations.
In an ideal world, the result of these revelations would be that taxpayers' money would stop being misused like this. But I think that in the current political climate, that is actually far too ambitious.