When the American press tries to present a balanced view of politics it does the nation a terrible disservice. It muddies the waters and plays into the hands of bad actors whose very strategy is muddying the waters. It creates a gross distortion, a false equivalence of the truth.

Finally in pieces like this one, the point is objectivity, not false equivalence. The press (not counting Fox News) is at long last functioning as the forth estate is expected to function.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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