If you listen to Edward HOlt, accepting the Edward Murrow Award, you get a stunning insight into the way his brain works. And truth has nothing to do with it. I'll link it here, and quote the passage for brevity:
"That the sun sets in the west is a fact, and a contrary view does not deserve our time or attention."
Except for the fact, Lester, that the sun rarely sets in the west, as any Boy Scout with a compass knows. While it's true that it sets generally in a westerly direction, the sun often sets, depending on the season, somewhat to the north or south of true west. There is a difference, it matters, and it deserves our attention.
Just report the news, Lester. That is the job of journalism.