if you remember that the media does not exist to tell you the truth. The media exists to get you to watch, read, or listen to advertisements. That’s how they make their money and so they’ll focus their energies on whatever it takes to get you to watch, read, or listen.
That’s why a politician with a dead hooker in his house will always be the most important thing they want you to know. It’s also why you never hear about the millions of people doing good things and trying to live the best they can. There’s no gawker value in that, no blood, no scandal, no potential wardrobe malfunctions. As you figure this out you can cut the head off that monster by simply refusing to swallow the spoonful of turds they’re trying to feed you every day. If you don’t eat it they starve.