You can’t trust the media. Even when they are not outright lying—or distorting news to favor their politics, they tend to be lazy, incompetent, or in too much of a hurry to do basic research.
Presented for your education and entertainment, some recent examples:
Camera angles can do magic, as shown in this popular meme.
The ubiquitous TV news crawl is always a fun place to look for silly mistakes.
I can find no source for the photo in this well-known meme, leading me to believe it was likely staged, thus turning this image into something of a meta-commentary on media deception.
Above is a real New York Times correction from a real New York Times article. Yes, the New York Times reporter accidentally made up the non-existent country of Kyrzbekistan. For more on the debacle, see Bloomberg View and Adweek (who probably made mistakes of their own on the story).