Opinions are like.. noses, everybody has one. Can you imagine trying to get out a paper if every opinion was given weight? I do believe that is a major reason news papers have editors. Papers used to have positions that were written by the editor and the publisher would back the editorials. If the opinions were out of line circulation would drop which reduced the value of the ads so the editors tended to be as middle of the road as possible but edgy enough to be interesting. This is where the fantasy of the liberal press came from because political positions were sliding to the increasingly more reactionary right
This has now come to the point where aberrations of the facts can hold a place with respected journalism in the name of fairness? How is this fair? Doesn’t the public deserve the information to be able to make an intelligent position?