Truth vs Agendas
Many have agendas that are based on false assertions and certain news agencies refuse to tell the truth. And yet, many people refuse to believe that they are being lied to because their pride will not let them admit they might be wrong. Searching for the truth is inconvenient so a lie will suffice to let people live with unmuttled lives. Once discovered, truth should cause real action, but human nature is lazy.
"Never let the truth get in the way of a good lie."
People would rather believe a lie, If it does not interfere with their own agenda.