Where do you get your news?

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    Aug 06, 2008 11:46 PM GMT
    It's becoming harder and harder to find an unbiased news source out there. Where are you getting your news these days?

    I live in America, so as for me, I don't watch FoX News as it frames stories in a way that plays far too much to the conservative populus. And now CNN seems to have decided to offset them by framing towards progressives (for lack of a better word).

    I have a pretty good Google News page set up, but you never know what will rise to the top there either.

    Any thoughts?

    I promise not to argue with anyone unless they react negatively to this initial post. This is not bait. I'm just trying to improve and streamline how I get my information and would like to know how others are approaching this increasingly confusing thing called "news'.
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    Aug 06, 2008 11:53 PM GMT
    "The Economist" magazine (British based), BBC World News, and CBC Newsworld. I rarely watch American news, and if I do it is usually PBS. American networks don't really have news, they have entertainment that is passed off as news.
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    Aug 07, 2008 12:56 AM GMT
    PBS News Hour, PBS documentaries, MSNBC and CNN

    Also weekend New York Times, Newsweek, Time Magazine
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    Aug 07, 2008 1:51 AM GMT
    They're all biased one way or another. You've just gotta take it with a few grains of salt.

    Daily: Yahoo News online, NYT online, BBC online, The Oregonian online, and the web pages of a couple of local rags.

    Weekly: Science, Nature

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    Aug 07, 2008 1:51 AM GMT
    Objectivity is a myth, and I don't think any news source comes close. I do pay attention to Media Matters to see which news source is consistently more biased. But, I don't mind obviously partisan news outlets as long as they lay off the moral high horse.

    Talking Points Memo and Five Thirty Eight is where I get a lot of Political news these days, but when things are more relaxed I go to several other sites as well. For world news the BBC is nice enough.
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    Aug 07, 2008 1:53 AM GMT
    msn, cnn, yahoo. every now and then, ill read an actual news paper, and of course, i am still a fan of the local 11 oclock news lol
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    Aug 07, 2008 1:55 AM GMT
    I watch KBTV 4 in Beaumont, Texas... or on the web at setxhomepage.com

    Also like... Beaumont Enterprise, Houston Chronicle, SF Chronicle, LA Times, Bakersfield Californian, Stockton Record, Dallas Morning News, Dallas Voice, and the Miami Herald.
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    Aug 07, 2008 1:57 AM GMT
    The Los Angeles Times that shows up on my front porch every morning and the NY Times online.
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    Aug 07, 2008 1:58 AM GMT
    The Wall Street Journal; San Francisco Chronicle; CEO Express.com; SFLuxe.com; New York Observer.com; Fox News.
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    Aug 07, 2008 2:01 AM GMT
    Online publications:
    The New York Times
    The Richmond Times-Dispatch
    The Washington Monthly
    Slate
    The New Republic
    The American Prospect
    The Advocate
    The Nation

    TV:
    CNN and CNN Headline News

    Blogs:
    MediaMatters
    AmericaBlog
    Pam's House Blend
    Talking Points Memo
    Huffington Post

    and when I want to know what the loonies are frothing about:
    FreeRepublic.com
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    Aug 07, 2008 2:35 AM GMT
    I like to go for the broad spectrum of whats being put out there as news, so first point is I totally ignore the big 3 TV intertainment news ABC, NBC and CBS. Most of it is worthless drivel, and they serve only dumbed down information with few exceptions. Its actually quite alarming, to realize how much of a black out on "REAL NEWS" these mainstream media moguls are putting out there for the American public. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I like PBS on TV, but mostly rely in reading on the net. Yahoo news alerts, MSNBC, Huffingtonpost, Washingtonpost, Slatenews, OPEDnews.com, GlobalResearch.ca, CommonDreams.com, Democrats.com, ACLU news alerts, and to keep in mind what the right is thinking, I get Newsmax.com alerts, and FreedomsWatch. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> There is a lot of filtering out of opinion articles, as opposed to well documented and referenced investigative reporting. I think the most reliable I have found is GlobalResearch.ca
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    Aug 07, 2008 2:43 AM GMT
    Mostly that little voice in my head that won't stop talking.
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    Aug 07, 2008 2:44 AM GMT
    does word of mouth count?
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    Aug 07, 2008 2:45 AM GMT
    The Onion...and Tyler Durden (www.wwtdd.com)
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    Aug 07, 2008 3:01 AM GMT
    i know they are not a real news show but The Daily Show
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    Aug 07, 2008 3:11 AM GMT
    International Herald Tribune, The Economist, Foreign Affairs, The BBC World Service, The Globe and Mail, South China Morning Post, The Times of India (Mumbai); and most importantly I subscribe to several of Gartner(Inc.)'s services.
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    Aug 07, 2008 3:24 AM GMT
    I view a wide variety of news sources, I read the Toledo Blade, Yahoo News, and News Max daily. The car radio is for music. On television I watch CNN, FSTV, Link TV (Especially Mosaic), CBS ABC, and PBS/BBC. On my Dish network plan I have to pay extra for FOX so the only time I view it is on the treadmill at the gym, reading subtitles. That's OK though, Shawn Hannity pissed me off badmouthing John McCain.

    I'm kind of a news junky. I do get some interesting news from you guys on RJ, thanks. You guys are usually much more entertaining and once in awhile, quite informative.







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    Aug 07, 2008 4:43 AM GMT
    John43620 said On television I watch CNN, FSTV, Link TV (Especially Mosaic), CBS ABC, and PBS/BBC.



    Respect for the Link TV, man. That's one of the few places I donate my money and I don't even get the damn channel any more.
  • GQjock

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    Aug 07, 2008 9:44 AM GMT
    I take the television news for the biased media that it is... with a HUGE grain of salt

    I read ...
    The New York Times
    The Washington Post
    The LA Times

    and I podcast the BBC
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    Aug 07, 2008 10:28 AM GMT
    MunchingZombie saidObjectivity is a myth, and I don't think any news source comes close. I do pay attention to Media Matters to see which news source is consistently more biased. But, I don't mind obviously partisan news outlets as long as they lay off the moral high horse.

    Talking Points Memo and Five Thirty Eight is where I get a lot of Political news these days, but when things are more relaxed I go to several other sites as well. For world news the BBC is nice enough.


    It is not objectivity I look for but what the media outlet considers "news". I have stopped watching the US networks because they always seem to have something about health concerns. Feeding people's hypochondria is not my idea of "news". And any serious media outlet that thinks what happens to Britney Spears or Paris Hilton is "news" I avoid like the plague. Leave those stories to Entertainment Tonight.
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    Aug 07, 2008 11:19 AM GMT
    NPR Radio, great news and they have a BBC hour. PBS also with the News Hour. Chicago Tribune (papers are slowly disappearing sadly)
  • joeindallas

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    Aug 08, 2008 12:10 AM GMT
    BBC and BBC, on the Radio Use to get feeds of ZDK german TV but my German is getting rusty. American News is too corporate. No hard stories. Local News only for the Weather, Never watch Faux Noise talk about Goose Stepping Propaganda
  • roadbikeRob

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    Aug 08, 2008 12:16 AM GMT
    I get my print news from the Buffalo News and I get on-line news from the Baltimore Sun. My favorite papers are the Chicago Tribune and the Houston Chronicle. I don't bother with television news.
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    Aug 08, 2008 12:25 AM GMT
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/

    http://news.yahoo.com/
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    Aug 08, 2008 12:26 AM GMT
    In the mornings I wake up to the Today show on NBC. Most of the time I just check Google news since usually it will show a highlight news article from somewhere but then also link several other related articles from other sources. That way it serves to minimize any perceived bias of the news agency.