Personally, I stopped accepting everything the media put out as factual back in the days of the Springbok Tour in 1981. Being fairly well acquainted with what was really happening and then watching the news at night and seeing how it was presented to the public pretty much wrecked any trust I had in the media.
Take into account too that according to General Ion Pacepa, the highest ranking Communist intelligence officer to defect to the West, the New York Times was a little known paper until it was bought by the Communist Party in the 1930's and turned into a propaganda organ for the Party. You will find this in his book Disinformation: Former Spy Chief Reveals Secret Strategies for Undermining Freedom, Attacking Religion, and Promoting Terrorism available here at Fishpond. This book - and yes I know the title makes it sound like a real Cold War Reds-under-the-bed work of a conspiracy theorist - is the second most valuable book I have yet found on the topic of explaining the Fall of the West since the turn of the 20th century. Frankly it is indispensable reading for anyone wanting to understand how our culture has got to this sorry state. It will be of significant help to those seeking evangelise in today's New Zealand..
Now, I don't mean to suggest that the Times is still an organ of the now dead Communist regime, but I do mean to suggest that those working there and in other media outlets, have inherited a particular worldview that is, to say the least, not in keeping with the historic planks of freedom we have always relied upon and is not conducive to the health of the West.
People try to make the best decisions that they can, but they can only do so based upon reliable information. Having recently heard a religious leader whom I hold in high regard also join the chorus about how nasty Trump is, I have decided to present this 73 minute video of Stefan Molyneux's as an exhibit of how easily things can get so badly out of shape and the truth is lost. The video is 4 months old, but you'll get the idea. If you can give it just 10 minutes you'll be well ahead of the fantasists.
I can't say I'm really a supporter of Trump for President (my guy was Ben Carson) but if anyone decides whether a candidate is or is not right for the job, it should be done on the basis of facts - what did they really say and do?
Just as we should do when we judge the merits of Islam.