"The rules are, they're ain't no rules, Zuko..." Grease (1976)
Yes, we all expected liberal media to go postal over the Paris Agreement (which most hadn't read, even now) but this has gone beyond or demonstrates just how stupid they think you are as a viewer/reader.
It is no secret by now, the country is hypersensitive to fake news. We look for it in every story we hear or read and question it's validity. Smart voters saw through the subterfuge of the last election and realized there's more fake than real going on in our country right now. While on the other hand, some believe the fake and question the real. It's a real mess that at some point, will need to be sorted out.
Unnamed sources are not uncommon in the news industry; in fact, it's a staple for which we can get good intel. However, when the media is purposefully skewing the information to fit some grand agenda, it becomes another thing entirely. It is lying to the public and one would think you, the consumer of news, would be fed up with this nonsense - especially from your local media whose supposed to be a part of the community they serve.
This little opinion weigh-in on the Trump Administration withdrawal from the Paris Agreement by the Daily Times (posted June 4, 2017 at 5:02am) looks innocent enough that at first blush, you wouldn't even think two things about it. However, there's just one problem with their picture. It's a nuclear power plant with smoke belching into the sky.
One would think, given their dismal circulation, continual downsizing by corporate and difficulty keeping up with new and social media, the Daily Times crowd would be hyper-vigilant in their efforts to deliver what sparse news they do have to the community. Instead they would rather make things up out of the clear blue or skew through images to what they want you to believe. Dirty air/water and throwing granny off the roof is the biggest rage - especially for President Trump!
At this point, one really has to as the question: Why does Gannett keep funding this cash cow farce that doesn't have any credibility to print news readers in Salisbury? If they were to fold tomorrow, would we care? Really, to quote Hillary Clinton, "What difference does it make?"