By the very act of reporting, journalists inject bias into stories, through the quotes they use or the descriptions they craft. It’s part of the business and anyone in the business for any length of time knows and acknowledges that we slant stories. It’s important that we minimize that slant in reporting — but far too many of Trump’s supporters, and a lot of his opponents, don’t understand the difference between opinion and reporting. They are not the same. A journalist who writes an opinion piece ought to be capable of writing another that takes a diametrically opposite position, because that shows a grasp of the issue. Some of the vitriol directed at reporters by Trumpists is generated because they fear anything other than positive reinforcement of their beliefs. And, rational thought gives them earaches.