This is going to be a work in progress but it’s something I’ve wanted to write about for a long time.
It is difficult to avoid bias in journalism because, say, a reporter’s experience is distilled through the filter of their life experience, the language they use, even the choice of words used and words that are consciously or subconsciously omitted. Political and religious beliefs that could possibly be ingrained at an early age are other factors. Then of course there are deliberate and conscious misinformation agendas, as evidenced by an increasing number of journalists “whistleblowing” on their experiences with peddling propaganda.
Hence, it is very important to get information from disparate sources. We only get slivers and glimpses at the truth even in this case.
That having been said, activist Antonio Buehler said something to APD officer Oborski recently that really stuck with me:
Oborski: “There’s 2 sides to every story”
Buehler instantly replies with “but there’s only 1 side to the truth”.