Although the OP is correct, he is missing the bigger picture. ALL Major Mass Media News Networks are propaganda based. Why? Because 99% of it comes
from the same two news sources.
The Associated Press
So yes, ALL of these "News" stations, corporations, companies, collectives etc. get 99% of their news from either the AP or Reuters.
When you have two dedicated news channels 24/7 (CNN and Fox News being the largest ones) and they pull all of their information from the AP / Reuters
one wonders how it would NOT be susceptible to corruption and/or propaganda.
Look at the AP itself - I quote from Wikipedia:
In January 2008, the Associated Press sued competitor All Headline News (AHN) claiming that AHN allegedly infringed on its copyrights and a
contentious 'quasi-property' right to facts. The AP complaint asserted that AHN reporters had copied facts from AP news reports without
permission and without paying a syndication fee.
"Quasi-property" right to facts. The sheer implication of this should stagger anyone. A nonprofit news reporting agency sued another one over their
supposed "right to facts"? That's just one example - there are more.
The point being is that you must look at the SOURCE
of the information (not sources from a traditional sense, but rather, the source of the
report itself) and then ask yourself how easy it would be for any number of three letter agencies, the administration or even members of congress to
"bend the story" or "make something up".
Furthermore, anyone that would trust one single source of information is setting themselves up failure. Always verify something from multiple sources.
Don't be misled into thinking something is true because you saw it on the LA times, SD Union Tribue, CNN, and the Washington Post when in reality all
of those outlets got the story from the AP or Reuters.