I don't trust any of media as they all seem to have there own slant, on the other hand you don't know what to listen too as everyone puts there own slant on it manipulating facts to their own agenda and conveniently leaving out facts that don't support it. You can't believe anyone, the best thing you can do is take it all in and try to come to conclusion based on all the information no matter how ludicrous it may be.
jpete wrote:in the day and age of Photoshop, anything like YouTube video has to be taken with a grain of salt.
Images are quite easily manipulated but unless you're really good at it these can usually be spotted just by eye by anyone that knows what they are looking for. They can also be examined using different programs for brightness/darkness/hue/saturation that just don't add up.
Video on the other hand is a completely different animal, standard framerate is 30fps so it requires automation to create a fake of any length of time. This is usually done with green/blue screen, for example if you wanted to fake someones head you would have to video the head your going to apply to the original against a green backdrop. Then apply the head to the video you want to fake, the issue becomes matching the movement of your fake to the real thing, not an easy task even when planned out from the start.
Having said that even when successful to the eye the videos just like the imges can be examined for certain details that would indicate a fake.
To truly make a fake image that can't be debunked requires a tremendous amount of skill, almost impossible with video.