Of course, they deceive you
Because of ignorance, lack of honouring basic journalistic standards and political correctness vis-a-vis owners and governments.
February 23, 2019
Of course, the freedom of the free Western mainstream media means the freedom to deceive, use fake and omission as much as they like.
I can testify the same for Yugoslavia at the time, Iraq, Iran, Syria – but the difference today is that back in time, some professionally decent media did make interviews with those of us who knew a few things and also went to places. They honoured diversity as good media and public education should.
The decay of the media – omission being much more important than fake – and the spreading of politically correct amateurism is a major cause underlying the deep crisis of liberal, Western democracy.
The West no longer has anything to teach the rest of the world. Far the majority of media deception takes place today in the US/NATO/EU world; also in this respect, Russia, China, Iran, etc. are dwarfed.