Whenever somebody in the media is shrieking hysterically for you to look in a certain direction, always turn around 180 degrees and look in the opposite direction. You will see what they were trying to distract you from.
No story in the mass media is ever legitimate. The mass media exists for only one reason and that is to keep the sheeple busy thinking about straw men and fake news that doesn't amount to a hill of beans. Anything you see on television is completely irrelevant to what is actually happening in the world. The mass media is big business not because of the revenues they derive from advertising, rather the revenue their owners can reap by misleading countless hundreds of millions of human beings about what is really going on around them.
If the government was going door to door and shooting people on the front steps of their homes in cold blood, the biggest story on television would be a live report on the launch of a new perfume for dogs.