Congressman Lamar Smith

Representing the 21st District of Texas
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Media Should Report the Facts Not Opinions

Americans are frustrated because they know that many of the “news stories” they read are actually opinion pieces. If the facts do not fit the liberal worldview, dissent is silenced and the result is one-sided and often misleading.

The Pew Research Center found that a majority of Americans, 59 percent, reject the idea that reporters should add their own opinions to their news stories.  Americans believe that the media’s responsibility is to present the facts, not ignore them. 

The media has work to do to repair the self-inflicted damage to its credibility over the last few months. Distrust of the national media will continue until the media provides the American people with the facts instead of telling them what to think.