It is not the media’s job (nor was it the intent of the founders) to substitute opinion for facts. Thus, in the First Amendment to the Constitution – “Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press …” – they envisioned a nation of informed citizens hearing all sides of an issue via an unbiased media and participating in intelligent debates based on facts, not opinions. It was the job of the press to present, as Sgt. Joe Friday would say, “Just the facts, Ma’am.” It was then to become the responsibility of the people, via “freedom of speech,” to reach (and implement) their own conclusions/solutions.
Today, we find it ever more difficult to find any national news outlet that is totally free from a left-leaning bent. Most of the stories presented today, especially in the arena of race relations, are from the biased viewpoint that America is not “the land of the free and home of the brave” but the land of “the bigots, the oppressed, the haves and the have-nots.”
— infowars (@infowars) November 18, 2016