Is there even such thing as news anymore? What is the difference between news and opinion? Which gets more fanfare?
The difference between news and opinion is: opinion is theory with some facts; news is facts with some opinion. Sound good? Well, it isn't. While opinion can ignore other facts, news cannot. Unfortunately, it does. And that makes news nothing more than an opinion piece with a few facts added for good measure.
Just read news about bombings in Israel. The first noticeable thing is the term "Israeli warplanes". It's mentioned three times in the story: in the title, the second word of the story, and later on. Why it calls jets "Israeli warplanes" is simply opinion. It's an opinion to intentionally give bad connotations. They should reports facts, and leave out the opinion. There is also mention of how many women and children Israel killed indirectly (Twenty-five people were wounded, including three women and five children.), but no mention of how many women and children the Arabs killed *intentionally* (Dozens of bystanders were maimed and wounded.). They also failed to mention that candies were distributed by Arabs after the bombings. Something that would have been reported if the Israelis were accused of it.
I wish some news source would just report the facts. Have everybody's full quotes, have exact numbers. If broken down, break it down for everyone. And have links to the history as reported by facts.
Then, if someone wants to opine, they could, and reference the facts. The Associated Press would be really nice for that, because then other news providers could offer their own opinions based on facts. Instead, it's either the AP's opinion, or opinions based on their opinions.
Anyway, i happened to see it there. I am certain that no stories about anything are fully factual. So, i take news as opinion. And once i do that, i might as well read opinions that coincide with mine. There's no point in being objective, there simply aren't facts that everyone will agree to.
Perhaps that's why opinion pieces come with such fanfare. Although non-factual, they (usually) do not hide their agenda, and as such, are the most factual things out there.