A lot of the anti-crypto crap IMO is heavily caused by the removal of the fairness doctrine
This video gets into how TV news in the USA has changed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgZPJpdmw3A
Long story short, Prior to the gov getting rid of the Fairness Doctrine TV news stories by law had to pretty much be fact based. Like there was no spin, there was no bias, and so on.
I highly recommend reading this https://www.medialit.org/reading-room/whatever-happened-news
Several of the "news" companies and shows sued each other, and judges have even ruled they are entertainment and not "news". https://www.cbsnews.com/news/judge-tosses-suit-trump-affair-story-fox-news-tucker-carlson/ (this has happened to others BTW)
Which means it's all a bunch of reality TV BS more about getting money vs being honest. There is even examples of news stations before and after the change. Where before they were very much fact based, where now they are very much entertainment.
news went from a money loser but by law they had to have it. To getting rid of the law and going for making as much money as possible. To the point of going so far off that legally they are marked as entertainment and not news.
Educate those around you
P.S. you can easily use this to show whomever why they shouldn't follow every word of someone. How at the end of the day it is just entertainment and money making vs truth telling which is unprofitable.