The op-ed pages of newspapers are different from the news section. Instead of ostensible neutrality, writers choose sides and, frequently, aim to provoke. But after a problematic piece by President Trump in USA Today, many are asking: shouldn’t they also be factually sound?

On this week’s edition of Beat the Press, Emily Rooney was joined by Adam Reilly, of WGBH News; Tom Fiedler, of Boston University; Dan Kennedy, of Northeastern University; and Mike Nikitas, former NECN anchor.