Mr Trump has turned the US into a Russian satrapy. His ménage with Boris and Natasha puts his political loyalties in question.
Fox News is the Vatican of fake news.
The US media is not exactly comprised of rocket scientists. Journalism isn’t a difficult major. But the reason why the media is “manipulated” is that it is part of the journalistic game. Controversy attracts eyeballs and clicks, and both the media and Trump know this. Hence, they feed each other: Trump provides the outrage and the media dutifully report it. Advertising dollars follow.
A media strike would be poignant, except the journalists should attend the Trump pressers but ask no questions. That would leave Breitbart and Fox News as the likely sole sycophants.