American's Journey: Are Americans only hearing one side of the story? Are Americans only hearing one side of the story? There are two sides to every story. Is it possible that Americans are given access to only one side of the story involving struggles in the middle East? I wonder if we knew the whole story our perspective might change to one reflecting more balance. I wonder if it is our business at all - except that it seems wrong to stand by while people slaughter each other when one has the power to stop it. But are we doing that? Can Americans form a reasoned opinion based on the information presented to the American public through normal media outlets? The American federal government ignores President George Washington's warning stated in his 1796 Farewell Address : to stay out of foreign entanglements - Why? Are they wiser than he?