Network and Cable News Directors have a moral obligation to air the various sides of an issue. Without presenting the nuances of a story, media consumers are indoctrinated to one view and one view only. The irony is often those crying 'narrow-minded', 'intolerant', 'biased' are calling the kettle black. Their own bias leaves them blinded to their own desire to shut down or limit a discussion to only the side resonating with theirs.
Media integrity is critical for societies to have meaningful and productive discussions. Spinning falsehoods and misrepresenting facts is tantamount to 'betrayal' when it comes to professional journalism.
In July of 2018 MSNBC News contributor and commentator, John Brennan, didn't hold anything back when criticizing and judging President Trump at traitor, as long as the 'Mueller's going to convict Trump of Collusion' story was in place. Only to have to back up a bit when the investigation came to a close. He admits there really wasn't 'there' there.
Brit Hume offers some limited praise for NY Times and Washingon Post for breaking out of their 'bogus collusion tale' news cycle to treat release of Mueller report on some factual level.
George Washington and the other delegates of the Constitutional Convention (1787) designated 'Freedom of the Press' essential the fabric of American culture and values. That freedom was given to ensure the pursuit of truth would never be vanquished or suppressed. When the press are responsible for the suppression or destruction of truth, the fundamental freedom has been violated at the highest level.