I was just reading yet another propaganda piece from a mainstream US news outlet.
The way the word “reportedly” gets tossed about is amazing. Translation: it means a crock is coming up, much like using “some people say.”
The start of the article presented fantasy maybes. Within a few sentences, it was all hard fact.
Propaganda analysis is one of my bags. It’s puzzle solving. I like the challenge. I started with it in elementary school and never stopped.