ARTICLE: Not news, but opinion

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Coeur d’Alene Press, Saturday, June 8, Page A3; “World/Nation;” This page, seemed to me, is intended to be a brief summary of news, which entails facts and actual events that have occurred. News is not opinion! Opinions are just that, opinions.

The article in question is sans any news fact items or events, but clearly expresses someone’s really biased opinion. It seems that any newspaper should distinguish between news and opinion, and opinion articles should be placed in the Editorial section. Running an AP opinion as a news article is incorrect. For the record, this opinion is quite opposite from the news I have read from British and other European newspapers. They praise President and First Lady Trump. They both were quite the successful diplomats during this trip. In fact, should one think if this Coeur d’Alene Press article is news, then it readily qualifies as “Fake News.”

JACK H. NOMANSON

Hayden

Editor’s note: Mr. Nomanson is correct. The excerpt published by The Press was part of an analysis — and therefore, opinion — by The Associated Press. It should not have run as a news brief.

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