Peoples view of the world around them comes not just from journalists . It comes from the entertainment industry . So the widespread view ,for example , that the U.S. army acts with benevolent intent ; that most people in the world see the the U.S. as representing freedom , and that foreign governments fall into two categories : grateful and obedient governments ,& ungrateful and disobedient governments . Possibly a third group — arrogant and unpleasant , but allies for pragmatic reasons .
I don’t know which way -between news journalists and producers of fictional entertainment-the influence is strongest .