The "news" is not about actual news at all. It is about controlling the narrative after the principle, "Perception is reality." It's all propaganda. It’s not "post-truth" because there was no truth to begin with. This extends back at least a century. Yellow journalism led to the SpanishAmerican War (1898).
All governments do this both at home and abroad. Lose control of the narrative and lose control politically. It is as simple as that.
It is not just the press either.
According to legend, Abraham Lincoln greeted Harriet Beecher Stowe in 1862 by saying "So you're the little woman who wrote the book that started this great war." Whether the story is true or not, the sentiment underscores the public connection between Uncle Tom's Cabin and the Civil War. — Impact of Uncle Tom's Cabin, Slavery, and the Civil WarThe fabric of the narrative is woven from many threads.
America Goes Insane
Experts Reveal Techniques Used by the Media to Brainwash & Control Us
Dylan Charles, Editor at Waking Times