I don't know who is channeling you misinformation, but your sources seem to be playing with your head and misleading you. nasa currently has three missions at the moon. It has the Lunar Reconnaissance orbiter, and two THEMIS probes that have all been at the moon for about a decade.
In addition China has about five landers or other missions at the moon. Other countries including Russia, India, Japan and Israel all have projects to study the moon or return samples.
You may be confused (like so many other people) into thinking that sending a bloke up into space is somehow still relevant. Manned spaceflight has been obsolete for decades, and only remnant efforts are made today entirely for political blustering.
The glory days of Project Apollo represent the peak of human/space technology and it is no longer necessary to make such huge investments or to take such risks to achieve the same result.
Unfortunately, since the days of Apollo, the public view of space exploration has fallen into a swamp of astrobiology and private efforts of an equally dubious nature. Fortunately, behind this nonsense professionals at some space agencies still pursue space for genuine scientific reasons.