The truth is sometimes radical when profound change is called for. The Guardian never shies away from this reality
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In New Orleans, “neutral ground” is what they call the grassy meridian in the middle of the street. Mainstream media in the US is forever striving to get to its own version of neutral ground, which often turns into its own bias in favor of centrism, the status quo, and sometimes pandering to the right as truthful when it’s lying or sympathetic when it’s hating.
It’s driven in part by fear of Republicans shouting media bias, which they shout about pretty much anything to the left of their own press releases. The truth is, itself, sometimes radical when facts suggest the system is rotten or that profound change is called for, and those in pursuit of stories that sound neutral often shy away from this reality.
The Guardian never does.
I’m not just proud to write for the Guardian but relieved to be with a publication based in London, with an independent US edition, that has no fear about being clear where it stands, who lies, and what matters. The Guardian is by far the best major newspaper on the climate crisis, giving it more coverage with more depth and that coverage more prominence, and providing bolder analysis of the problems and the solutions.
Every newspaper takes stands, and not just in its editorial page and opinion columns; each of them takes positions in what it covers every day and how it covers the news, and the Guardian benefits from courage, integrity and clarity. It’s a newspaper you can trust because it’s not in a muddle, and it’s not afraid.
The Guardian has also pioneered a model of economic survival that is based on readers’ contributions. If you’re reading this, you’re one of them and we’d like your contribution to keep reporting the news and writing about what it means. A free press, we often say in the United States, is vital to a democracy, and it’s a curiosity of history that in many ways the freest press for readers in the United States started out elsewhere – and is providing solid worldwide news coverage throughout the English-speaking world, from Australia to India, from Silicon Valley to South America.