I wouldn't compare today's communication systems quite like that, but I believe you have a point. But then, many people would have nothing to base judgement on. Still, most people are too lazy to think at all. One recent meme here, not mine, touted that 68% of the murders in the US are caused by Democrats. Op did not cite a source, and several people called BS on the post, but offered no proof. Exactly what the poster wanted because it shows the mob-think. Being an older person than most here (there's some that are older than I) I studied journalism in high school before the fairness doctrine was repealed. Many don't understand the significance of that, but it is important with today's fake news and alternative facts. I found OPs source. A gun rights site. I read the article that listed the "facts". It was a perfect example of double talk and lying by omission. The author based his "logic" on the fact that since the majority of gun murders were done by blacks, and that 93% of the blacks that voted in 2008 voted for Obama, that the number of democrats that committed gun related murders were twice as high as those committed by Republicans.
The OP on that meme was pleased that I did the work. I didn't accept the numbers blindly, like many would, nor did I attack the numbers without checking on them first. Nor did I accept the author's contention of the number of Democrats that were murderers. Turns out it didn't matter what race committed what murders, using the author's logic, the number of murders committed by non-voters was much higher. The author claimed that 5344 murders by blacks out of 5746 were committed by democrats. Problem, only 13% of all registered black voters even voted. Using the author's logic, that would mean that the number he assigned to Democrats should have been 13% of black murders being assigned to registered voters that actually vote. Using that bit that the author failed to use, you DON'T want to know how many murders White Republicans did. It wasn't much higher, but it pointed out that, while non-voters had the highest number of murders, Republicans murdered more often than Democrats.
So you have to read all news very critically and look for the outlandish to find the reality. Of course, when you point out facts to many, they do get upset. They are too lazy to research it themselves.