Why does the US media brainwash Americans into thinking europe is socialist?

I asked a question, what is socialist about Europe, apart from healthcare that is different to the US, the americans that usually scream socialism, didn't answer.. Do americans not know anything about other countries and just feed off the tv all day?
Update: European countries have said they are socialist? hear say or fact?
Update 2: here in europe we have what you would call common sense.
If they is a party AGAINT what the other party believes in, whether their name says communist or socialist or not, the whole country CANNOT be socialist or communist

common sense, use it
Update 3: thanks serenaz
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