The media is not to be trusted. It has longstanding, unhealthy relationships with too many friendly politicans and bureaucrats which compromise its credibility and veracity. They don’t want to bite the hand that feeds them or invite the displeasure of their fellow liberal travellers.
The media acts as a megaphone for the Left, pushes their agenda, and lays down smokescreens to protect them.
Thankfully, more and more Americans are seeing the media for the biased purveyors of propaganda that they are.
At least in communist countries, the media were all state employees.
In America, the state gets all the agitprop it wants for free.