I believe Edgar Allan Poe said it well: “Believe nothing you hear, and only one half that you see.”
And it applies to the US and Oz media probably almost as much as it does in China.
The trouble with fully applying Edgar’s advice is that we cannot live long enough in one lifetime to learn from others’ experience all we need to know. The trick is to pick the right people to listen to.
The main stram media are not it, for sure. They are handed their stories to conform to the set agenda and anything not of that agenda is buried.
Voltaire said “To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.” Well it would appear we are ruled by drug companies as medical professionals are not allowed to criticize their products!
The corollary to that is, “To find out who rules you, find who or what opposes what you are not allowed to promote.”
The recent suppression and invalidation of Vitamin C as a valid therapy for viral infections, despite lots of evidence of their efficacy in so doing, again points the finger at the drug companies. They would make no money from drugs and vaccines if people knew they could cure themselves sith sunshine and vitamin C.