Completely in agreement that PL football must be corrupt to a certain extent, probably far more than we expect.
Two things though. I actually felt that most media outlets were weirdly supportive and pro VAR at the start of the season. Was it BBC who even released a video with Shearer saying how he'd been down to Stockley Park and it's great and we all need to give it a chance? I feel it's only recently that commentators are starting to consistently talk about how awful it is.
Then for the ability to give the big teams the obvious offsides. I think VAR opens us up to further corruption. I would imagine it's a much easier job to coax a ref miles away from a game to make game changing decisions than it is a ref/linesman who's in the middle of it all on the pitch. We've seen VAR get it wrong numerous times and every time a 'big' decision goes to VAR and I can never help think that they can just give it which way they want essentially, whether to make the game more interesting or to benefit a particular team.