Spin Everywhere: Where Is the Hard News?

With more media – broadcast, cable, and internet – than ever before, you'd think information would be at our fingertips. You'd think that would give us a lot of choices, right? If we wanted information about, say, the U.S. role in Yemen, or the small wars that the US military's AFRICOM branch is fighting in Africa, you'd think it would be easy to find, wouldn't you?

It's not.

CNN is wall-to-wall: "Trump is a monster!" Meanwhile, Fox News Channel provides brief moments of hard news but then quickly sinks to the level of its biases.

And the New York Times obscures truly vital facts and makes reading it like pulling teeth.

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