Why can't we understand each other? Media silos. Depending on what we read/watch/listen to, we have our own realities, which are constantly reinforced, an echo-chamber of our own beliefs. That said, there is legitimate journalism and then there's opinion masquerading as reporting. The best way to sort through all of this: consume a broad media diet.
Check out yesterday's some media homepages to get an idea of how different sites weigh the importance of unfolding events.
The New York Times:
Wall Street Journal:
Make your own call on the relative importance of the lead stories, and the spin given.