Not paranoia when they are indeed out to get you. News or media like this reminds me about an interview with a psychologist. The psychologist asked, “are you paranoid?” I replied with my own question.
“Watch the news?”
The psychologist did not reply, instead scribbled something in notes. I think if they had replied it would have lent to self realization of their own paranoia.
Saw an article elucidating a study of conspiracy theory people. The study concluded these folks were a bit more sane than the alleged sane and normal ones whom bought the party line.