If I can I will use a piece of history, In the days of the USSR (Soviet Union), They have their own version of the FBI/ CIA referred to as the KGB. They ran the entire internal/external spy's, secret police etc. One of the sections of the KGB,( in the fifties it was called the NKVD, and it was section 5), were in charge of reporting the news to the Soviet people through Pravda, the Official news source. A race was run where their were only two runners, one USA one USSR. The American won. In Pravda it was reported this way:
The USSR achieved a victory today over the west. The runner from the USSR came in second, while the runner from the USA came in next to last.
Well next to last is first place. In other words the USA won and beat the Soviet Union.
It is the same with all news sources that are reporting news to a nation of people. They will report the, (our macabre view of things), news and make it personal for us by listing the details of "our guys" and diminish or make bland the opposition or embarrassing deaths on the other side. I am sorry, but it has been that way for over 25 years. We no longer have real reporters bringing us the news, we have "anchor" men and women who have NEVER been a real journalists or investigative reporter. We have people that go out in the middle of the night and "report" from the scene about the car wreck that happened 7 hours ago. They have the voice or looks for the camera but are no means real reporters. The real photo or investigative journalists are those that are more interested in the truth than in ratings. They feel we have a right to know the truth. You will need to view overseas news sources for that so you can compare what is said. The London Times, The Jerusalem Times, The Christian Science Monitor are three goods sources.
I have been in historic places at historical times. I have yet to see a factual account of what really took place. I am sure those who fight now, are experiencing the same thing.