The press is slanted left or right according to ones own perception, left leaning people see it slanted to the right and right leaning people see it slanted to the left. I find it is what news source you are listening to. If you listen to only one source you most likely are not looking to be informed but to have your opinions re-enforced. If you are far right or far left then anyone who is moderate is ether left or right depending upon your perspective.
I will not go into politics but will say there is more to every situation than what any of us see or know, and we tend to affirm anything that supports our bias, ideas, perceptions and philosophy, and ignore or discredit anything that does not. This is one reason people write, pass on news, or posts that are biased, half true, a distortion of the truth, or a down right lie; I call this the "if it agrees with what one thinks it must be true syndrome".
What I find saddest is the way we have become so divided and how so many people appear to need some one to hate, to blame, to make others the enemy. Democracy requires working together for the common good and that requires compromise, and I am not seeing much of that in ether government or social media.
My favorite site for news and interesting subject news is Flipboard; Flipboard pulls things from many sources from all over the world and posts the articles that were written by the news sources themselves, or interest sources, so you get a wide verity of everything and anything you may be interested in. Not only do I follow many sources of news but also many of my hobbies and interests in Flipboard. You can customize what categories you want to read about.
I do think this is one of the nice things about The Helpful Gardener, we all just like making things grow and we can agree on that being a good thing.