Actually had this discussion this week, and that's what the person offered up. SMH. Truth is, if you are going to take a strong stand, look at the sources and their sources. WND, for example, is strictly opinion without offering data to back up their claims.
Avoid news sources that claim "a good friend" or a "person close to the source" unless the reporter can show corroborating facts. Check to see other corroborating sources, regardless of bias. Just make sure that it's not just a re-write of another article. How to tell if an article is close to the truth? Check the first five paragraphs. How much is opinion versus how much is fact. Look at the adjectives that describe the focus of the article. In those five paragraphs, it will become apparent. For a national news story, it should read something like, "Today the president said..." or "President Trump commented...". Adjectives are only used to push bias one way or another. I personally try to ignore most stories that say, "Today, Donald Trump tweeted..." because it shows lack of respect for the office of president by not stating that he's president, and tweets are usually good fodder for negative, biased stories.
Also, never use one source. Take the story that broke earlier this year about George Soros being involved with Black Lives Matter. A friend of mine sent me link, but the actual URL had more information in it than did the story. Does the journalist fly off the handle from the start? Poor Reporting. Does the journalist build his case first with facts (not open questions that only have "one" answer. That's for the opinion portion of the article) Lay out the facts first, then build your case. If you have to build your case first, that weakens the validity of the article.