I'm going to start out by saying this is not what I mean to be writing about.
I planned to write about how parenting Lotus is both easier and harder now that she can assert her opinion.
Then I saw an article that a friend linked to on Facebook. Then another friend and another. It was a headline guaranteed to make me see red and start pounding at walls. Then I planned this whole other blog post about how terrible things are today with lawmakers trying to roll us back tot he stone-age.
Then I did my due diligence on the article. No, I will not link to it. Because--it isn't completely true. In fact it is mostly untrue.
Is the law talked about in the article reprehensible? Yes.
However, it isn't happening.
With 45's constant and consistent attempt to discredit the media and his reliance on news sites that is demonstrably untrue--though he doesn't see it or acknowledge it--it has been difficult to know where to trust.
I refuse to be like 45 and say "I heard." I have to back it up. I have taken a page from Mel and trust a few news sources. But I also read other sources so I know what other people are talking about--and in this case, there is enough wrong stuff, it doesn't merit my linking to it. Moreover it doesn't merit my anger.
I miss being able to trust what I read on a news site. But unless it is in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, or NPR--I just can't. I trust these sources because I know how hard it is to meet their journalistic standard.
What news sources do you trust? And why do you trust them?