The local paper and TV station were often there to report on our meetings, especially if we were having a funding meeting with the Board of Supervisors, or if a parent had a complaint.
When they wrote or showed the edited result the next day, I couldn't believe they were at the same meeting that I was. Everything was "spun", designed to "outrage", edited to leave out critical content, and meant to report the story that the reporter BROUGHT IN to the meeting, not the actual results.
I've never paid attention to the news since. They are in the business to make money, get advertisers, and get subscriptions, NOT to report the truth. They're the lyingest SOBs on the face of the earth, and totally mercenary.