None of this should be surprising, and, if anything, actually expected.
It's been going on since ancient history.
One prime example we can see with The Battle of Kadesh
between The Egyptians under Ramses II
and the Hittites under King Muwatalli around 1274BC.
Records on both sides claim victory where stelle and monuments erected by Ramses II to trumpet the occasion (cover up an embarrassing defeat) are
generally more embroidered and fantastic in detailing his personal exploits in killing dozens and hundreds of the enemy personally (like the god he
was, of course).
In reality, the battle was a stalemate with the Hittites holding strategic advantage, as well as not losing any territory to Ramses designs on gaining
Ramses II, could even be considered as losing since the army he led was purpose built for the invasion with all brand new shiny equipment, the largest
professional army ever assembled by Egypt up to that time; all ready and trained to take Kadesh. They, however, went to Kadesh, fought, and came back
empty handed and minus half the soldiers.
We see these blatant lies and propaganda campaigns perpetuated all through history.
Often, the victor writes the story we're led to believe, but, sometimes, we get alternative stories from several other sources detailing the same
events and new stories arise.
What to believe?
To the layman, and common man, it really doesn't matter. The Pharaohs, Kings, Emperors, Presidents, Generals, Politicians, and other Elite and power
entitled will always play their games and spin their stories to whatever ends and designs they have.
There's little if nothing anyone can really do about it except make noise on conspiracy websites about things you can't do anything about.
What can you do to get a bigger picture?
Learn your History.
Subscribe to multiple news outlets from every corner of the planet, large, small, independent, blatantly biased, and otherwise.
Sometimes the most obviously biased stories can give a reader something to chew on by what they DON'T say.
edit on 10/20/2013 by AliceBleachWhite because: (no reason given)