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By LuAnn Schindler


Original views on life in rural America


October 29, 2020

A common conversation at our house focuses on the difference between fact and opinion. I’m positive Scott knows the first words I’ll say when we discuss news or politics: Have you fact-checked it?

Recently, during discussions with friends and other families, I’ve noticed similar trends. I know, I say fact check a lot.

At a time when so many options exist for your news listening or reading habit, and considering how the fast-paced nature of news bombards consumers, fact versus opinion findings are understandable. Yet, as a news publisher, the findings are concerning.

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