The media swallowed Trump’s ‘fake news’ bait -- it's time to return to the facts on the ground
Russian military trucks and buses are seen on the side of a road in Russia's southern Rostov region, on Feb. 23, 2022. - Stringer/AFP/Getty Images North America/TNS

When nations erupt in war, we need hard facts, not hot takes. Yet anyone who turned to CNN during the first evenings of the Russian offensive in Ukraine found personalities far more used to opining from a liberal point of view than anchoring reporting. The point of view was different, of course, but the same also was true on Fox News. And if you got your news from Twitter, it was worse yet. You read tweet after tweet trying to impose some domestic policy grievance or other homegrown agenda on an international crisis where the actors see the world in an entirely different way. There’s nothing w...