Complicated topics like the decision to withdraw from the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty are challenging to address in the modern media. As the comments under many of my analysis pieces on Facebook repeatedly show, most Americans are interested in debating inferences they can derive from headlines, rather than the nuances of a complex issue. Analysts are left with a challenge: how do you sum up what the INF treaty is and how leaving it will effect national security in a single headline that isn’t so technical and boring it’ll scare readers away?

Well, if you’re most large outlets around the country, you simply don’t bother. Instead, you make it a story about Trump, and since hating Trump sells, you add a pinch of that too.

Opinion: Does the media really think the INF Treaty is good for America or do they just know hating Trump sells?