"Hornbeck, I'm getting tired of you. You never push a noun against a verb without trying to blow up something."
--Henry Drummon (Inherit the Wind)
The media establishment can be seen as an arm of modern-day Pharisees. They employ out of context quotes, fact checking, think tank studies, loaded interview questions, et al. in order to deceive and promote political agendas.
As in Jesus' time, they are consummate word trappers. They are intent on using rhetoric against others.