On the one hand, the media is rooting for stories they can sell. Let's none of us be mistaken about that.
But no, they are not "rooting for America to fail". This is a pattern of authoritarians, identifying their own policies with the country's success. So if you don't like the former, hey, you're a traitor who obviously doesn't like the latter!
And gullible people fall for it, like they do every time.