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Where Do You Get Your News? Listed from Left to Right, Because 'Murica!

New Yorker
0
No votes
Slate
0
No votes
Daily Show (I know, but you'd be surprised)
1
2%
The Guardian
0
No votes
AL Jazeera America
0
No votes
New York Times
7
16%
Buzzfeed
0
No votes
PBS
3
7%
BBC
3
7%
Huffington
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No votes
Washington Post
5
11%
The Economist
1
2%
Politico
1
2%
MSNBC
2
4%
CNN
5
11%
NBC
2
4%
CBS
2
4%
Google News
1
2%
Bloomsburg News
0
No votes
ABC
0
No votes
USA Today
0
No votes
Yahoo News
2
4%
Wall Street Journal
2
4%
Miata
1
2%
:balls:
4
9%
FOX News
3
7%
Drudge Report
0
No votes
Breitbart
0
No votes
The Blaze
0
No votes
Sean Hannity Show
0
No votes
Tucker Carlson Show
0
No votes
Glen Beck Show
0
No votes
Newsmax
0
No votes
One America News
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No votes
 
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I found this site fascinating.

https://guides.lib.umich.edu/c.php?g=637508&p=4462444

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It charts where various news sources fall on the political spectrum. Whether it is completely accurate is up for debate but in broad strokes it seems to place most outlets in the general vicinity of where you might expect. Its actually a little old (2014) but I doubt if these sources have changed much.

I try to watch a smattering of sources and not succumb to availing myself of the "echo chamber" effect. Its not easy. But I tend to shy away from the opinionated "personalities" and focus on the "news" segments.

I feel that many people fall into this trap though and only watch what supports their already formed world view. Then the algorithm's kick in and they are only fed more and more of the same.

I added some additional sources, Please don't hold me to the poll order I am only a casual politics watcher.

What sources do you like and why?
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This site is pretty cool too..... it reportedly uses an algorithm to "present" multiple sources side by side in order to provide the full scope of news reporting"

https://www.allsides.com/unbiased-balanced-news
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The bottom 5 are faaaaaar from legit news sources, but interesting thread. :like:
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I use Fox and CNN to see what the spin is from each side. Also, if they both have the basic facts, it's likely true.
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I don’t go on any news website or specific channel. I have set up my Twitter alrogithm (years of use) to give me all verified news streams and then I follow a few people in each region of the country that are “first on scene” and report unverified/real-time news that often breaks 15-30 mins later on verified news.

The algorithm works super well and I’ve gotten a lot of crazy events ahead of time. I prefer that versus just watching or filtering between channels, etc

I also get NYTimes and AP World News morning newsletters delivered to my inbox.
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I get most of my news from NBC and NYT. Occasionally PBS and BBC. I used to watch Fox during legit news segments from Shepard Smith and/or Chris Wallace.

Happy to see that people aren't using Tucker, Hannity or Beck for news sources. They're all pieces of shit. Tucker is more than likely a white supremacist.
Melon wrote: Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:41 pm Don't discuss things you want on here.

This is only a place for 100% facts.
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There is no legit news anymore.
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Melon wrote: Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:41 pm I use Fox and CNN to see what the spin is from each side. Also, if they both have the basic facts, it's likely true.
I especially tried to do this around the election in an effort to get both sides of stories.
razr390 wrote: Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:24 am I don’t go on any news website or specific channel. I have set up my Twitter alrogithm (years of use) to give me all verified news streams and then I follow a few people in each region of the country that are “first on scene” and report unverified/real-time news that often breaks 15-30 mins later on verified news.

The algorithm works super well and I’ve gotten a lot of crazy events ahead of time. I prefer that versus just watching or filtering between channels, etc

I also get NYTimes and AP World News morning newsletters delivered to my inbox.
Cool, I get the NYT newsletter too.
4zilch wrote: Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:43 am I get most of my news from NBC and NYT. Occasionally PBS and BBC. I used to watch Fox during legit news segments from Shepard Smith and/or Chris Wallace.

Happy to see that people aren't using Tucker, Hannity or Beck for news sources. They're all pieces of shit. Tucker is more than likely a white supremacist.
Agreed, those guys are "entertainers" not journalists..... Unfortunately a large segment of the population doesn't seem to get that,,,,,
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Not listed, I also enjoy VICE news and Last week tonight. I also recognize that they're heavily left, but largely fact based.
Melon wrote: Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:41 pm Don't discuss things you want on here.

This is only a place for 100% facts.
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4zilch wrote: Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:20 am Not listed, I also enjoy VICE news and Last week tonight. I also recognize that they're heavily left, but largely fact based.
Love Last Week Tonight but its more video essays on topics than news.....

I really miss Jon Stewart...because even though the TDS was comedy he brought his brilliant sensibilities to it...... and it exposed news stories that I wouldn't have otherwise known about....
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4zilch wrote: Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:43 am Tucker is more than likely a white supremacist.
At the least he panders to them, still piece of shit territory.

BBC has good articles that find myself reading from time to time, and snippets of broadcasts.
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Irish wrote: Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:59 pm I really miss Jon Stewart...because even though the TDS was comedy he brought his brilliant sensibilities to it...... and it exposed news stories that I wouldn't have otherwise known about....
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razr390 wrote: Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:24 am I don’t go on any news website or specific channel. I have set up my Twitter alrogithm (years of use) to give me all verified news streams and then I follow a few people in each region of the country that are “first on scene” and report unverified/real-time news that often breaks 15-30 mins later on verified news.

The algorithm works super well and I’ve gotten a lot of crazy events ahead of time. I prefer that versus just watching or filtering between channels, etc

I also get NYTimes and AP World News morning newsletters delivered to my inbox.
:dat: I also tend to learn things a lot faster from social media as opposed to on TV.
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Im more of a nytimes and nbc guy than anything else. But I also don't bite the bait the second I read it too.
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MexicanYarisTK wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:42 pm
razr390 wrote: Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:24 am I don’t go on any news website or specific channel. I have set up my Twitter alrogithm (years of use) to give me all verified news streams and then I follow a few people in each region of the country that are “first on scene” and report unverified/real-time news that often breaks 15-30 mins later on verified news.

The algorithm works super well and I’ve gotten a lot of crazy events ahead of time. I prefer that versus just watching or filtering between channels, etc

I also get NYTimes and AP World News morning newsletters delivered to my inbox.
:dat: I also tend to learn things a lot faster from social media as opposed to on TV.
Beware social media for news man, the algorithm feeds people what it thinks they want to see. Your Facebook is different than my Facebook is different than the next guys Facebook.

https://graphics.wsj.com/blue-feed-red-feed/

Also if you haven't watched this, I suggest you check it out.....it was very eye opening .......

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Irish wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:50 pm
MexicanYarisTK wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:42 pm

:dat: I also tend to learn things a lot faster from social media as opposed to on TV.
Beware social media for news man, the algorithm feeds people what it thinks they want to see. Your Facebook is different than my Facebook is different than the next guys Facebook.

https://graphics.wsj.com/blue-feed-red-feed/

Also if you haven't watched this, I suggest you check it out.....it was very eye opening .......

I have actually watched that and it doesn't really surprise me one bit.
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I read the NYT newsletter in the mornings. It tends to be pretty levelheaded, in my opinion.
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Huckleberry wrote: Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:35 am I read the NYT newsletter in the mornings. It tends to be pretty levelheaded, in my opinion.
I read that too, and I agree with you.
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Apex wrote: Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:48 am There is no legit news anymore.
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I trust very little of what I read from any source.

I like the economist for business related things, that's about it.

Most important is to attempt to pull the facts out and formulate your own opinions. I can't stand any sort of media that's spinning something in any sort of direction...which they all do for eyeballs these days. :disgust:
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Desertbreh wrote: Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:40 pm My guess would be that Chris took some time off because he has read the dialogue on this page 1,345 times and decided to spend some of his free time doing something besides beating a horse to death.
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