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Thread started 08/29/19 6:53pm

Ugot2shakesumt
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Where do you turn for news?

I can't seem to find a news network that doesn't make me cringe. Has anyone turned to CNN lately? WTF? It's gone off the rails. I don't even know how to describe it.

Fox news is like taking LSD. I tried it recreationally for a little bit(Fox) and stared having bad trips.

MSNBC, is partisan all day all night, Fox clone for the left.

I tried the PBS New hour and they looked tired and liked they didn't even want to try anymore.

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When I'm in the car I do listen to NPR.

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And yes, I don't like HuffPost, but my feed sends me things from them, as well as other sources such as the Washington Post and NYT.
I probably get most of my news from the web aggregated news portals like Apple News or socially media.
I can perhaps be manipulated in what see since it's served by aggregators without me realizing. But I do try and check various sources throughout the week as my interests are kinda diverse..

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where do you guys get your news from?

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ok, ..one embarrassing source... Instagram. I follow Reuters as well BBC and some dumb stuff on Instagram..I admit it.

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Reply #1 posted 08/29/19 7:32pm

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Unless something big is breaking, i avoid tv news.

I do love the shit out of google news, though. It will present a lot of articles and viewpoints
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Reply #2 posted 08/30/19 5:34am

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cborgman said:

Unless something big is breaking, i avoid tv news.

I do love the shit out of google news, though. It will present a lot of articles and viewpoints


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Perhaps it’s just because I grew up with TV network evening news and romanticized it as better than it actually was.
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Reply #3 posted 08/30/19 7:57am

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RT America. Al Jazeera.
A mixture of the rest. Gotta mix it up to get perspective because the American news stations particularly are so opinionated and biased. Not really news a lot of the time...they have an agenda.
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Reply #4 posted 08/30/19 8:00am

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Check out Real News, Grayzone, Democracy Now, Secular Talk, MR, Empire Files, books and books. You actually learn a lot from the business press. They have to give accurate information for investments so they tend to tell facts.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #5 posted 08/30/19 8:30am

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I’ve given BBC America a spin every now and then. Perhaps I’ll download the app on my TV
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Reply #6 posted 08/30/19 8:32am

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I prefer world news so I watch France 24.

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Reply #7 posted 08/30/19 8:39am

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The Economist, NYTimes, BBC World

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Reply #8 posted 08/30/19 9:04am

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PeggyO said:

The Economist, NYTimes, BBC World


These are three that I like.
I like that they always come off as rational.
I do t know if that’s just a ploy a that gets me, but it works! wink

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And here is a caveat. In this age of ratings driving click bait, where even CNN comes off likes it’s off the rails in search of ratings, some sources can seem far more serious and reliable by simply being less extravagant.
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Fox can make money and be kookey and call it “news” and get away with it. It’s an entertainment political anomaly. But news is not a place where that really works.
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Reply #9 posted 08/30/19 9:27am

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If it's something serious then the Financial Times usually, their biases are out in the open and because it's not free you know they're not writing stories for clicks. Otherwise just whatever the internet is shouting that day.

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Reply #10 posted 08/30/19 9:35am

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jaawwnn said:

If it's something serious then the Financial Times usually, their biases are out in the open and because it's not free you know they're not writing stories for clicks. Otherwise just whatever the internet is shouting that day.



Where it comes to financial reporting there is so much gaslighting going on. There is so much wink wink. I can’t take it seriously.
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Sure there is a real basis for everything but everything is based on gaming someone for something.
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Reply #11 posted 08/30/19 12:33pm

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Ugot2shakesumthin said:

jaawwnn said:

If it's something serious then the Financial Times usually, their biases are out in the open and because it's not free you know they're not writing stories for clicks. Otherwise just whatever the internet is shouting that day.



Where it comes to financial reporting there is so much gaslighting going on. There is so much wink wink. I can’t take it seriously.
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Sure there is a real basis for everything but everything is based on gaming someone for something.

Sure, and the FT is trusted to cut through the BS and tell those whose portfolios count on it what's going on as much as anyone CAN know.

Here's a good piece on it if you're interested.

https://www.cjr.org/speci...-times.php
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Reply #12 posted 08/30/19 1:19pm

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Don't watch TV much.

Podcasts:

For politics: 'Pod Save America'; 'Intelligence Matters'; 'Josh Marshall Podcast' and more, but those get regular visits. 'The Argument' (from The NY Times). Recently subscribed to The Rachel Maddow Show' and 'The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell'.

Other on-line sources:

NYTimes... some Washington Post. Talking Points Memo. Kevin Drum (who has now landed his 'Political Animal' at Mother Jones). I like him for his statistical analysis, humor, Friday cat blogging and playing with photography. Andrew Tobias --> short daily entry, usually with something interesting. And I look at Clint Watts twitter site because he re-tweets/posts article links that I might not find on the others.

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Reply #13 posted 08/30/19 1:34pm

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barnswallow said:

Don't watch TV much.



Podcasts:


For politics: 'Pod Save America'; 'Intelligence Matters'; 'Josh Marshall Podcast' and more, but those get regular visits. 'The Argument' (from The NY Times). Recently subscribed to The Rachel Maddow Show' and 'The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell'.



Other on-line sources:


NYTimes... some Washington Post. Talking Points Memo. Kevin Drum (who has now landed his 'Political Animal' at Mother Jones). I like him for his statistical analysis, humor, Friday cat blogging and playing with photography. Andrew Tobias --> short daily entry, usually with something interesting. And I look at Clint Watts twitter site because he re-tweets/posts article links that I might not find on the others.




I love podcasts. listen to podcasts on the treadmill at the gym, but I’ve been slacking for a couple of months now.
For some reason I can’t listen to podcasts at home becomes there are to many distractions. The same reason I have to go out and see a movie in a theatre.
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Reply #14 posted 08/30/19 4:45pm

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NYT WSJ BBC

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Reply #15 posted 08/30/19 5:09pm

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AP and Reuters are the ones I trust most but I watch CNN, Fox, and I really like Japan's NHK outlet.
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Reply #16 posted 08/30/19 5:18pm

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guitarslinger44 said:

AP and Reuters are the ones I trust most but I watch CNN, Fox, and I really like Japan's NHK outlet.


have you noticed anything different with CNN lately? Perhaps it's because I don't always watch it, but it just feels so unstructured and odd. Like Wayne's World with a better budget for sets.

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Reply #17 posted 08/30/19 5:26pm

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I don't know, what do you mean? It seems like it's ALWAYS been that way lol! I'll have it on while I'm doing other things and they just beat a few topics absolutely to death. I'll come back after awhile and they'll still be talking about the same thing, but they've cycled through stuff and come back around to it.

I generally take what they do with a grain of salt, but they've been having this reporter from politico on a lot who's really cute so I tune in more often lately. lol

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Reply #18 posted 08/30/19 5:43pm

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guitarslinger44 said:

I don't know, what do you mean? It seems like it's ALWAYS been that way lol! I'll have it on while I'm doing other things and they just beat a few topics absolutely to death. I'll come back after awhile and they'll still be talking about the same thing, but they've cycled through stuff and come back around to it. I generally take what they do with a grain of salt, but they've been having this reporter from politico on a lot who's really cute so I tune in more often lately. lol [Edited 8/30/19 17:26pm]

Yes, it's something I sometimes put on as background noise after work and hopefully get caught up on stuff. That's what I was used to. But lately I just can't take it for more than five minutes. It seems to have become rambling, pointless and opinionated. Like they are trying to be more “edgy” or they are trying to copy its more partisan competitors but doesn't know how.

I’m not sure but it’s really odd. Perhaps I’ve caught them on a bad week.

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Reply #19 posted 08/30/19 5:59pm

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google news

If "Assault" rifles are banned... COPS first! If they want to TRY to take them from the PEOPLE they should set the example!
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Reply #20 posted 08/30/19 7:54pm

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Ugot2shakesumthin said:



guitarslinger44 said:


I don't know, what do you mean? It seems like it's ALWAYS been that way lol! I'll have it on while I'm doing other things and they just beat a few topics absolutely to death. I'll come back after awhile and they'll still be talking about the same thing, but they've cycled through stuff and come back around to it. I generally take what they do with a grain of salt, but they've been having this reporter from politico on a lot who's really cute so I tune in more often lately. lol [Edited 8/30/19 17:26pm]

Yes, it's something I sometimes put on as background noise after work and hopefully get caught up on stuff. That's what I was used to. But lately I just can't take it for more than five minutes.
It seems to have become rambling, pointless and opinionated. Like they are trying to be more “edgy” or they are trying to copy its more partisan competitors but doesn't know how.


I’m not sure but it’s really odd.
Perhaps I’ve caught them on a bad week.

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I feel like theyve always been like that. That's what I cant stand about cable news, it's like you have a mob of people shouting over each other in your house. lol

They've been steadily moving towards fox news territory but for left wing people for awhile now, but especially on the hosted shows.

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Reply #21 posted 08/30/19 8:03pm

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Ugot2shakesumthin said:



guitarslinger44 said:


I don't know, what do you mean? It seems like it's ALWAYS been that way lol! I'll have it on while I'm doing other things and they just beat a few topics absolutely to death. I'll come back after awhile and they'll still be talking about the same thing, but they've cycled through stuff and come back around to it. I generally take what they do with a grain of salt, but they've been having this reporter from politico on a lot who's really cute so I tune in more often lately. lol [Edited 8/30/19 17:26pm]

Yes, it's something I sometimes put on as background noise after work and hopefully get caught up on stuff. That's what I was used to. But lately I just can't take it for more than five minutes.
It seems to have become rambling, pointless and opinionated. Like they are trying to be more “edgy” or they are trying to copy its more partisan competitors but doesn't know how.


I’m not sure but it’s really odd.
Perhaps I’ve caught them on a bad week.

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This is what happens when you start to look outside the mainstream news channels - you realise how much fluff they’re made of. I’d call it becoming wiser
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Reply #22 posted 08/30/19 8:20pm

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Say what you want about her, and I haven’t watched Rachel Maddows show in many years, but at least it always looked liked she and her staff worked on each broadcast for at a full day. It’s highly prepared researched and scripted.
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CNN’s prime time shows look like they just wing it and don’t really care lol
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Reply #23 posted 08/31/19 12:12am

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Here for the important news - well Prince: Music and More.

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Certainly not here for the cut and pastes wih no commentary or opinion that are so popular now.

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Otherwise the Australian public broadcasting stations: SBS and ABC and various online news aggregators. We do watch NHK, BBC, Al Jazeera but seek to limit Sky, CNN and Fox to when they are reporting not opining or certainly not when doing panel arguments.

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Reply #24 posted 08/31/19 1:03am

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Ugot2shakesumthin said:

Say what you want about her, and I haven’t watched Rachel Maddows show in many years, but at least it always looked liked she and her staff worked on each broadcast for at a full day. It’s highly prepared researched and scripted.
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CNN’s prime time shows look like they just wing it and don’t really care lol


Maddow is chief conspiracy theorist and hypester number one. No news there anymore!
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Reply #25 posted 08/31/19 6:21am

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Maddow is pure junk. Never trust corporte media.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #26 posted 08/31/19 6:22am

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Only, tell the truth. You mostly use Breitbart, Fox, Glenn Beck junk like that. From your comments. I called them comments, pretty nice of me. lol

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #27 posted 08/31/19 7:16am

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Aggregation services seem to be doing a good job and consumers at least seem to be happy with them.
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Reply #28 posted 08/31/19 7:17am

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2freaky4church1 said:

Only, tell the truth. You mostly use Breitbart, Fox, Glenn Beck junk like that. From your comments. I called them comments, pretty nice of me. lol

not true at all. I almost never go to Breibart... very rarely. Gleen Beck--even less... like never. ... I do go to FOX news as well as as often as CNN. Mostly I read headlines and compare how they both spin headlines and how they list stories...

But what do almost every day is go to https://news.google.com and read 7 to 10 stories from several of the catagories and always a search for "Prince."

If "Assault" rifles are banned... COPS first! If they want to TRY to take them from the PEOPLE they should set the example!
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Reply #29 posted 08/31/19 7:22am

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nd33 said:

Ugot2shakesumthin said:
Say what you want about her, and I haven’t watched Rachel Maddows show in many years, but at least it always looked liked she and her staff worked on each broadcast for at a full day. It’s highly prepared researched and scripted. . CNN’s prime time shows look like they just wing it and don’t really care lol
Maddow is chief conspiracy theorist and hypester number one. No news there anymore!

and even she seemed skeptical when that liar Lawrence O'Donnell lied about having heard that Russian oligarchs helped Trump get a loan...

If "Assault" rifles are banned... COPS first! If they want to TRY to take them from the PEOPLE they should set the example!
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