Like I said, it may have improved over brief periods of time but it was never a pretty good newspaper. Just varying degrees of less bad or ridiculous. Congratulations on reading one day's worth of Pravda, but if you think that somehow substantiates an opinion regarding the newspaper would be very misguided. I'm sure Fox News has a good day once in awhile too. But seriously, you reading the Pravda from the other side of the ocean is like looking through a telescope since you don't have any of the local context. You're going to need to give it a little more thought than that.
I'm hesitant to reply on any of your other statements because they appear to be aimed at someone else. I don't think anyone in their right mind can say the US (or any other republic or democracy) will be without blemish. Of course there are violations throughout history and even today. Especially if you bring into discussion the inhumane treatment of African Americans, that's a stain that will shame the US as long as there are accurate history books. Regardless, you're picking single examples that serve your opinion instead of looking at the big picture. You are allowed to criticize the US, what do you think you're doing now? ... but you picked an example during the Red Scare with McCarthy? Seriously? If you're going to make that argument I might as well bring in the Great Purge of the 1930's under Stalin where 681,692 people were shot to death for political reasons, averaging 1,000 executions per day. How's that for comparison? What do you think Pravda was reporting then? Oh, it was singing the praises of national heroes like it wasn't even happening. For most examples during the Red Scare in the US, the worst will be forever ostracized by society and/or sent to prison. In Russia they would have disappeared and the event would be silenced. If you don't think that's a difference of several orders of magnitude then you need your head checked.
Sure the US is hardly a heaven, you only need to look at current events and how our country is trending. You're certainly right about the terrorism business. It's infuriating to actually hear people support government "security" policies on the basis of feeling safer. But you really need to keep your personal cognitive biases in check, they're seriously out of balance. You remind me of one of my Russian pals who himself been drinking a little too much Pravda syrum.