The Fourth Estate is inherently
The manipulation comes from having the capacity to "report the news" in the way TFE sees fit. That is a self-fulfilling prophecy, if you tell enough people that something is wrong/right, people will believe its wrong/right and start behaving accordingly. Thus, self-fulfilling prophecy.
The cure for this is to take everything TFE states as a Lie. And research on our own.
The only true people are citizens who do not write to gain money or power but to state the truth, and who would not exchange that for money or power.