In previous generations, if you wanted news stories with just the facts, you could turn to most newspapers or evening news broadcasts and receive all the information you need. Opinion pieces were contained in a very small section of the newspaper and readers could write in to the editors and comment on these opinion pieces.
However, times have drastically changed. Newspapers, television news and especially 24-hour news stations are telling fewer and fewer facts and instead are relying on opinion and editorial material over anything else.
There are several major problems with this method of delivering the news. Primarily, no matter how center tilted an individual is, they will always interject their own opinion into the story. This can shift the facts and alter the way someone receives the information. Now, readers and viewers are forced to conduct their own research into any given topic just to uncover what news stations are twisting or not disclosing.
The problem with forcing individuals to perform their own research is there simply is not enough time in the day to do this. It is the job of a journalist to provide unabashed facts for readers and viewers, yet instead they are offering opinions more than ever.
Rand Paul recently spoke on the topic, defending President Trump from attacks from John McCain while pointing to the issues with locating quality news sources. You’ll want to watch his enlightening interview with ABC News in the provided below.