Back in the early 80’s I became particularly aware of media manipulation using print, radio and television. When I started to actually know about things they were pushing their lies. LT mentioned the most often used technique. Show a picture of a prominent person and introduce the issue. Then the “news person” says; so and so said this “fill in the blank” then the news person comments on the implications. Usually all lies in both cases. Anytime they don’t show the real person talking you know it is a lie.
And the acting by the newsies to sway opinion. Virtually everything is staged. I could go on and on about what they do. Once you start analizing the subtleties they are no longer very subtle.