I have been deceived by the news, but the last time was probably well over 15 years ago.
Anything on the geo-political spectrum and terrorism covered by mainstream media is paid journalism, often with an an agenda. I only take a gander at what they say as I’m interested on what they are trying to spin for the masses.
I listen to a few independent journalists who have alternative viewpoints and the credentials, experience, track record, education, knowledge without the political ties. While I don’t necessarily agree with their all their viewpoints on everything, the ones I listen to are William Engdahl, Michel Chossudovsky, Webster Tarpley and Pepe Escobar.