Spin Everywhere: Where Is the Hard News?

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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.

But, fortunately for all of us, our News Editor at Antiwar.com, Jason Ditz, follows the news relentlessly and distills the deeper story from many, disparate sources. So that hard-to-understand New York Times piece? Read Jason instead; he makes the complex and confusing understandable, and in straightforward language.

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