What News Media Do You Trust?
They all claim to be unbiased, no spin, but if you listen or read their news coverage frequently, you will eventually see the true colors of their reporting. You will see some stark spin on the same set of news facts, either to the left or right.
Comparing the coverage is easy to do. Just watch Fox News and then CNN. Fox will always give it a political spin to the right toward Republicans and Trump. Some are able to refrain from too much of this, others, like Hannity, are really just news editorials expressing their opinion interlaced with facts. On the other hand, CNN, that claims to be the most trusted name in news, is, when it comes to Trump and some Republicans, spin it negatively. Then, when it comes to more leftist and liberal issues, mostly fully endorse them. Take the Biden-Reade sexual assault case, CNN rarely covers it and FOX is always covering it.
But news from other outlets are available. The most unbiased source is AP (Associated Press) and they really just report facts. NPR is another factual representation of news stories without spin. The BBC world news is generally unbiased. Even Al-Jazeera is fairly balanced with world news, however, when it comes to the Mideast, it tends to side with the Arabs. RT (Russia Today) is news spun to support the Putin regime and Russia in general, so it is not reliable. MSNBC is a pro-liberal news cast that mirrors CNN when it comes to Trump- that is, Trump seldom gets praise for anything he does. The same is true to a lesser extent about Republicans.
The best way to see what the facts are in a story is to surf the news channels and see how they present the same news story, what facts they include or leave out, what spin they insert into the facts (is it really just their opinion?). You will be shocked sometimes at the stark contrasts between news outlets and help you align your preferences. Or, if you just want facts, the Associated Press news feed is the most reliable.