British journalism exists for 2 purposes --- as does most countries' journalism:
To get right-wing nationalist governments elected. *
To increase their owner's bank accounts.
To placate the weak-minded with vapid celebrity culture.
To finger-wag and promote things that are 'good'; voting, [ since it makes little difference ], immigration, neo-liberalism, free markets etc.; and impose against things that are 'bad', smoking, drugs, welfare, Trump [ or whomever is public enemy de jour ] etc. etc..
* Right-wing nationalism includes not just Conservatives here, but whichever Party in each state which is establishment, neo-liberal, and non-marxist: it can be the SNP, Fine Gael, La République En Marche, both the Republicans and Democrats in America etc. etc. --- just so long as they are democratic in ideology and agreeable to increasing their leaders' incomes through say paid speeches, and those of newspaper magnates.
Other 5G towers set on fire less reported are in Limassol, Cyprus and Donegal, Eire...