What is my opinion of the news media?
Probably "with a grain of salt" as they say. I don't think everything is a lie but nor do I believe everything unthinkingly either. Most stuff unless you are actually there how would you know what was said and what happened etc you are relying on reports of reports of reports.
I think with the news we get important stuff like context and background is a casualty of the public's need for the quick easy catchphrase to pass along and inaccuracies are too often repeated and ran with by minor, less conscientious news stations/ outlets.
But hell what would I know so what does it matter what I think, but thanks for asking.
The real story behind headlines and sound bites you would need to research for yourself just like everything in life.