Anyone with half a working brain cell knows that our news media are politicized, biased, and untrustworthy. What few keep in mind is that they're controlled by a very few corporations and individuals. Do please follow those two links. You'll be astonished at the intricate web of control they exercise.
The result is that almost our entire news media parrot the same "party line" when it comes to current events, US politics, and anything affecting our nation. They aren't reporting independently. They're tightly controlled. A number of video clips have been put together over the years, showing local TV stations all saying the same thing, word for word, when it comes to important issues. Here's one of them. Watch, and learn.
So, when it comes to current events and what they mean, don't trust the news media to tell you, because the odds are that they won't. Instead, they'll try to overwhelm you with one-sided propaganda, brainwash you with carefully edited reporting, and talk about anything but the facts. They broadcast mainly opinion about the news rather than the news itself. They also carefully leave out of the "news" anything that might reflect negatively on those who control them, or on policies that their controllers want and support. (Witness the massive media push for COVID-19 vaccinations and mandatory mask policies, despite overwhelming scientific, medical and demographic evidence that neither are effective. It's as if that evidence doesn't exist, because they never mention it except to debunk it in passing. The truth is not in them.)
It's up to each of us to do our own research about the events of the day and what they truly mean. If we don't, we're at the mercy of our corrupt, slanted, one-sided media. They'll manipulate us mercilessly to do what their corporate and oligarch masters want.