I've been thinking today about News and how people can call it biased. Here are some quick thoughts.

News itself is not biased. An Event either happened or not.

Commentary on the News is biased. A person's thoughts, beliefs, ideology or opinions will definitely put bias on how they cover the News.

An example from the past week.

This is news:

George H.W. Bush passed away.

This is commentary:

George H.W. Bush has a legacy that will be shown in history as one of the best of American presidents

You can not argue that George H.W. Bush passed away.

You can argue what his legacy will be.

This post News that we still call News is not really News.

It is Commentary and while part of the News Cycle is not News.