This is why I don't watch TV.
And as a matter of principle, one should be careful and cautious about reports in newspapers, radio and television that say what you always wanted to hear. You have a built-in defense against news that you did not want to hear. Not against news that confirm your hopes. You have to defend yourself, check and analyse.
The media are not in the business of informing you independently. The media are in the business of keeping you coming back. The ones which tell you what you want to hear will make you come back. When someone tells you what you wanted to hear, they don't want to inform you, but to win you as a customer.
That’s largely true.
That’s why I have different news sources.
I read the Wall Street Journal, Haaretz, BBC, Times of London, The Guardian and then search for specific topics.
So, for example, when it was announced that Europe was sending a bunch of Mig 29 and other planes Ukraine pilots knew well, I searched further.
The countries that had to give away those jets flat denied they could allow that as they were needed for their own sir defenses!
But we still don’t get the truth as we must remember, that under US “Land Lease Program, pilots with jets were allowed to go on their ie in squadrons to fight for Russia and China in early World War II, prior to America joining the Allies!
I have no doubt that pilots from Italy, thr USA, U.K. & Israel would be volunteering for the Ukrainian’s “International Force” being formed right now.
It won’t be as much as we want, but it might be sufficient to add pain to the massive NW Russian column approaching Kyiv!