Reporting the news accurately has nothing to do with veracity, it is merely reporting factual events or statemnts. That is neither veracity nor mendacity. merely what journalism, The Fourth Estate is supposed to do. What we get from virtually all the Main Stream and Cable Netwrks is a filtration of the News and a moulding of that information in order to misinform or shape public opinion. The Soviets called that Desinformatzia. A true Journalist reports the News as is, unadulterated, a propagandist interprets the news in such a way so as to influence public opinion.