Rape, in this context, is a good description of what happened to the truth, indeed. It was every bit that violating of truth. But truth is something that has not been appearing in the majority of our media for some decades now. There was a time when even the most personally-liberal newscaster or writer did his/her best to report an event or story with as little bias as humanly possible; but that time is LONG gone in this nation, and most of the world, it seems. Bias has always existed; but there was a time when some publications were biased to the left and some to the right, and people could get a balance somewhere in the middle. Now that's nearly impossible to do without really DIGGING and SEARCHING, and it's not just confined to us!