Where do you get your news from?

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by chrmjenkins, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. chrmjenkins macrumors 603

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    Looking for both domestic and international outlets. Not really interested in partisan news sites (huffpo, drudge). I'm more interested in where members of this forum go for unbiased (as much as it can be) news sources, and more importantly, news stories that the mainstream media seems to gloss over.
     
  2. dscuber9000 macrumors 6502a

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    CNN mostly. Whenever something big happens, I get a push notification on my iPhone.
     
  3. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    This should be rich. :D

    For myself, however: primarily (but not exclusively) CNN, NYT, USA Today, MSNBC, McClatchy and Reuters.
     
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    Zerohedge. They're just as pessimistic as I am. :)
     
  5. Apple OC macrumors 68040

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    CNN, NY Times, NY Post, Fox News, USA Today, ESPN, CP24
     
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    The stories on Yahoo! and YouTube videos. If there's any story I'm interested in I research it further. :)
     
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    CBC, BBC, NPR, PBS News Hour, Deutsche Welle, Local Stations for local stuff, The Stranger, Seattle Weekly, CNN at times, I'll read something that will link back to the original news source (NY Times/Post/etc) and secretly I'll read/watch something about the ridiculousness that is Fox News and mr. beck himself. Because I need a laugh now and again :p

    Music News :D : KEXP, CBC Radio 3, The Stranger, Seattle Weekly, many music websites and magazines, and so much more.
     
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    Very relevant post of mine from a while back... fairly well encapsulates my thoughts on the topic.


    BTW, for those of you that think CNN is 'unbiased'... give me a break. Here's a great recent example from the Wisconsin budget bill fiasco... the piece by Carol Costello is entitled 'Corporate America is About to Win.' http://eyeblast.tv/public/video.aspx?v=hdqGqGqG8z


    :rolleyes: Yeah. No slant there, folks.
     
  9. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    ^No sources?

    In no particular order:

    The New York Times
    MSNBC
    USA Today
    Democracy Now
    BBC
    The Real News Network
    Reuters
    Al Jazeera (by far the best in the pack)
    NPR
    AP Mobile


    Any story that I find particularly interesting, I will do a google search of and read as much as I can on it.
     
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    Yeah CNN are pretty right wing, pro-corporate and pro-US.
     
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    I use BBC, CNN, NPR, and sometimes Al Jazeera.
     
  13. bradl macrumors 68040

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    Outside of local news and NPR, all of my news sources are outside of the country:

    BBC.
    Fairfax Digital (The Age, Sydney Morning Herald, Brisbane Times, Western Australia Today, etc.).
    Science Daily.
    Al Jazeera English.

    All of my US-based news comes from no cable news source: all of them are biased in one way or another. Also, those above tend to show stories not targeted/dumbed down for the general masses, or stores you normally wouldn't hear about.

    BL.
     
  14. iStudentUK macrumors 65816

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    BBC News is my preference. I wake up to BBC Radio 4 and visit news.bbc.co.uk. I like the fact that whenever I go away there is usually the BBC World Service on the radio/TV as well.
     
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    Al Jazeera English
    The Guardian
    BBC
    Spiegel Online


    im sorry for anyone who watches CNN... its a steaming pile of sheet.
     
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    AlJazeera English
    20 Minutes Online
    BBC (on occasion)

    I need somebody telling me the news, not their opinion, which is why it's hard to figure out what the best source is.
     
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    You need to read/watch a variety of news sources to get a realistic picture of what's going on. I read/watch:

    BBC (left wing bias)
    Guardian (strong left wing bias)
    Huffpost (mixed quality - not particularly through)
    Al Jazeera (seems pretty neutral)
    Deutsche Welle (seems pretty neutral)
    Spectator online (right wing bias)
    Guido Fawkes Blog (right wing bias)
    Slate.com (very thorough, intelligent and pretty even handed)

    I've never liked CNN. Just seems very headline obsessed, with poor depth and analysis.
     
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    news.bbc.co.uk ---- the most unbiased out there imo.
    faz.de
    euronews

    cnn is unbelievably bad and anything owned/touched by Ruper Murdoch isn't news in my opinion.
     
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    CNN
    NBC
    ABC
    NPR
    MSNBC
    Huffington Post
    USA Today

    Anything owned/touched by Rupert Murdoch is classified as Pravda West. ;)
     
  21. Andeavor macrumors 6502

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    I've never really concerned myself whether a news report is leaning left or right. All I need is to know what happened when and who said or did what and some of the sources I have provide just as much.
     
  22. firestarter macrumors 603

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    Fair point - but the modern world is complicated and I find that I need to read good analysis in order to understand what's going on. Often not all the primary sources of news are available to read, watch or listen to.

    I read Christopher Hitchens on Slate and I like his writing. He's fantastically well informed - much better than me - but he's also highly opinionated and I need to take that into account, rather than just believing what he says.

    So I do value the opinions of experts who know more about the history, the personalities, the context. These experts introduce their own spin, so you need to take that into account too.
     
  23. iShater macrumors 604

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    Al-Jazeera
    BBC
    CNN
    MSNBC (sometimes)
    NPR (if I am in the car)
    Reuters

    Independent/Guardian/Haaretz if I am looking at a specific story.

    antiwar.com if I am in the mood to see how f*ed up things are worldwide. :p
     
  24. this is funah macrumors 6502

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    why do people strive for the most unbiased news? id rather CNN and FOX admit theyre biased, then all of us can know exactly where they're coming from.

    "unbiased news" is an impossibility and an illusion...

    to anyone who really wants "unbiased" reporting, just go to AP or Reuters, where youll get very dry, basic assessments of whats going on.
     
  25. LoganT macrumors 68020

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    I mainly get my news from twitter. I figure if it's important enough, I'll hear about it somehow.
     

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