CNN, ABC, MSNBC, FOX, etc are all complete lies and bullsh!t. Very few people listen to that stuff here any more ... it's "spun" so hard, it reports on only one side of any story so hard, they twist the facts so hard, that anyone listening to it is going to have a very warped idea of life here.
My point is not that I'm listening to some "old boy" rant ... my point is that I'm listening to hundreds of people describe life as it is actually lived in another country, with hundreds of thousands of real-life examples.
The MSM (Mainstream Media) here has one goal, and one only ... GET TRUMP! They report ONLY from a "leftist" and "progressive" point of view, not from reality. It should be fairly easy to tell that that's what's happening just by reading their warped stories, but if you can't tell that, I don't know what to say.
Here, we can see it because we can read the news, which says that we've all been turned into newts, and then look around us at reality, and see that it isn't so.
I hadn't realized that a normally reasonable commenter on events such as yourself believed so hard in what he reads on "The News" from the USA.