Do you have faith that your news provider is reporting the truth?
Always covering every side of the story? Never biased?
Is your mainstream media source run by individuals with absolutely no conflict of interest?
Who owns the company, that owns the company, that owns the TV or radio station?
Is there a group of people who dominate the supply of information? Do you think you will hear the truth about their ambitions and activities?
If the channel boss tells his reporter to spin a story in a certain direction, which do you think the reporter values more; his income necessary to live, or the unvarnished truth?
There is a Russian proverb:
Где дéньги говоря́т, там прáвда молчи́т.
“Where money talks, the truth is silent.”