The people do not need to know everything about a story or an issue. Our job as journalists is to ensure the people learn only what best serves our purpose as defined by the narrative.
Without a strategic employment of facts, the journalist cannot shape the story to fit the prescribed narrative. A good journalist knows how to bury, ignore, or even hide facts not relevant to the journalist's purpose. In this way, journalists help to remove much of the potential friction from the process of garnering public support for an important progressive issue or, say, protecting the career and reputation of an important progressive leader.