To me, news is just the facts, while editorials may have facts but also have spin and opinion. Tell my what you think of the opening of this purported “news” story from AP:
The demise of the bridge to nowhere notwithstanding,and other Republicans remain the kings of pork-barrel spending, proving that mastery of “earmarks” can withstand public scorn, a president’s rebuke and even a Democratic takeover of Congress.
Certainly it’s catchy writing, and the underlying point about Congressional (and Republican) pork practices is newsworthy, but….
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