Unless you realize this, news--which is a cleverly disguised agenda posing as facts--will forever confuse you, which is exactly the overall purpose of modern news.
News is supposed to be unbiased and in the past I think early reporters tried to honor that. But honor is dead in today's consumer culture. The powers that seek ever more control don't want people to learn raw facts and draw their own conclusions. Thinking is dangerous. Besides, raw facts can be very boring.
Today's news is about selling--not only selling laundry soap, tampons and toilet paper--but selling cliquish cultural mores that feed desire and a sense of scarcity and foster a dependence on authority by instilling fear. News titillates and horrifies and props the facts with connotations that scream louder than the actual words. Since the agenda now overshadows the information, quite often the "facts" aren't even factual. They're outright lies. Truth isn't important. Your conditioned reaction is all that matters.
I will not lie to you. I'm a propagandist too. My "agenda" is to get you to think for yourself (and maybe buy some of the junk I'm selling so I can keep doing this). My news is a mirror. The facts are true. Only the events are fiction. As the days and weeks roll into the future and as real news breaks through the crumbling ruins of this dying civilization I will reverse engineer current events to reveal their underlying truths.
Make no mistake, this is a fake news site, take it or leave it. I'm not trying to report. I'm slapping you in the face and telling you to snap out of it. WAKE UP!
In the end, (but before my owners send me off to Camp FEMA) if I can get just one of you to stop parroting, "Polly want a Camry" and start thinking for yourself, my efforts here will have been worthwhile.