The media lies. They don’t necessarily intend to lie, but this is a consequence of having an agenda and of lacking scientific or philosophic rigor. For this reason, I do have a modicum of sympathy for those shouting “fake news”. It can be challenging to tease out the truth from the well-intentioned messages journalists pass around.
Take a look at this article discussing an important aspect of understanding statistics which you will some times see presented by the media:
Be cautious when receiving statistics from any media source, including that relative on social media. Everyone’s a journalist today and so very few have the aforementioned scientific rigor.