Brit Hume, American Journalistic icon, points out clear media bias as the Washington Post's lead 'news story' is headlined with opinion rather than fact. Another news director chooses personal bias over professional journalistic principles.
Every story has multiple sides and multiple perspectives. When only one side is told over and over again, to the exclusion to others, bias is fully in play. Wise media consumers pay attention to both what is being said and also what is not being said. Stories not being told often hold many parts of 'truth' necessary to have an informed, intelligent discussion about complex issues.
Sources have always been critical to providing legitimate news stories. Vetting sources, fact checking, and verifying the credibility of the information they provide is a basic, necessary function of any professional journalist.
CBS's 'The Good Fight' weighs in on the political landscape in the least acceptable way possible, intentionally messaging violence against a public figure. Hiding behind the guise of a 'television drama' is no excuse for hypocrisy in its truest form. All levels of media need to take responsibility for the role they play in adding value to the culture in which they are privileged to have an audience.
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.