I’d be interested to know - and I hope others will be also - just what news media (radio news, talk radio, newspapers, internet mainstream papers, internet propaganda news sites, etc - the people here consume before making their judgements on a particular issue.
There have been a few studies done that show that people will believe news that corresponds with their previously held beliefs, and disbelieve news that contradicts what they think they know. (It’s called the Confirmation Bias (Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds | The New Yorker))
So the question is what is your political affiliation, and for any news story you see - regardless of its source - do you doublecheck with it one, two or even more different sources, or do you accept it as gospel if it comes from a source you trust (and why do you trust that source) and do you dismiss it if it comes from a source that you do not trust (and why don’t you trust it).
For myself, I’m a Republican considering becoming an Independent.
My home page is Google News and I dig deeper into headlines that interest me using internet sources. I trust mainstream media and while I read other sources - the propaganda sites like Breitbart - I don’t trust them. (Many years ago I used to go to the front page of the Savage news site. Every single article had some pejorative title telling how awful something was that a Democrat had done. When I clicked on the article if was always something innocuous. Their plan was clearly to influence people who only read - and believed - headlines - rather than reading through the complete article.
I always check multiple sources because I have been caught in the past - more than once - believing and making judgments based on the first article read…only to find out later on that I didn’t have all the facts. I’ve learned my lesson about that.