As Dr House is wont to say, "everybody lies".
But some do it with statistics.
It therefore behooves us to read the news (and any thing really) critically.
Or else we might just get swept along by some "influencer".
And it's not even necessarily some sweaty ranty conspiracy theorist. It might even be mainstream media.
Which is NOT to say you cannot trust the media (mainstream or not), but that you need to read or watch everything critically. And check their facts, check their assumption, and check their biases and prejudices.
And check your own.