They used to have a 'Fariness Doctrine'Don't think they have an Ofcom/IBA in the US.
Cancelled by Reagan, finished off by Obama.
Newspapers and major media have always carried opinion as well as news.
Pure facts can be contextualised by opinion (or spun if you prefer).
Pure opinion doesn't need facts.
American media is poorer for the loss of the Fairness Doctrine.
Right leaning, centrist or left leaning - with almost every news report swamped by the thoughts of opinion panels, real depth in reporting is often lost.
Fox News is appalling.
It has no regard to facts and amplifies rumour and conjecture.
It presents as news but defends itself in court cases as 'entertainment'.