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What News do you Watch/Read?
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I was just wondering what news sources y'all frequent? I tend to frequent a variety of news sources, such as MSNBC, Washington Post, Fox News, Reason, and some times rarely CNN.

And which one of your sources do you prefer or have recently preferred (feel free to choose more than one)? I've been reading a lot of Reason Magazine recently because they tend to cover topics that are less covered in the other news sources I frequent. Be sure to include why you prefer that news source too.

Also, do you have any special criticisms of various news sources (the ones you watch/read or others you don't engage in)?

I think it is an interesting topic, at least here in the States. Really, what prompted me to ask this question is the fact that I am currently in a liberal arts graduate program. People here at my program are very critical of a lot of news sources; especially Fox. I tend to view a lot of these criticisms as nothing more than based on partisan politics (as they rarely criticize sources that favor their opinion, even when such sources can be blatantly non-objective). While I can see the criticisms against people like Sean Hannity as fair, I tend to view Chris Matthews in much the same light as well (an anchor from MSNBC). So I generally try to get around a plethora of news sources rather than relying solely on one. What about y'all?
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i watch a lot of progressive and independent media such as The Young Turks, the David Pakman Show, and Secular Talk. they post their shows on youtube so they can be viewed for free.

http://www.youtube.com/user/TheYoungTurks

http://www.youtube.com/user/MidweekPolitics

http://www.youtube.com/user/SecularTalk

all of these channels back up their commentary with statistics and facts, i really suggest people check them out.

i don't trust fox news. it has a clear conservative bias that is so painfully obvious yet they deny it. they are anti-atheist, and anti gay, of which i am both. most journalists don't even refer to Fox as news. they often twist information and mislead their audience. check out this video for perfect examples of fox's duplicity:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7EvBxRYNME (skip to 0:45 to skip the intro)

MSNBC and CNN are slightly better, but even they are corporate run and still pick and choose news that won't have a negative effect on the corporations that own the networks. it really comes down to don't trust major news networks. you are better off sticking with smaller media outlets that don't have any agenda or ulterior motives, and actually present the news based on fact.
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Can't watch any of it anymore. Back in the day, it was fairly unbiased and there was no showmanship....just pure reporting. Now it's a circus and I can't deal with it. I only watch during a crisis, briefly, careful to avoid FOX (they air many thinly-veiled anti-atheist pieces, which as an atheist, offends the crap out of me.) and MSNBC (I'm liberal, but not that liberal). CNN is my best bet. They usually don't infuse their stories with Left or Right wing bias...most of the time at least.

I peruse the newspaper a couple times a week. I avoid internet news altogether.

I understand the importance of being informed, but I miss the day of "Just the facts, Ma'am, just the facts." So unless giant rocks start falling from the sky, the extremists start acting up, or Ann Coulter finally admits she has a large and bulbous penis, I'd rather abstain from the network news.

Just give me my stock prices and I'm a happy guy.
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I just watch local news and read local paper the rest doesn't matter to me
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Christina Aguilera; I read up on every single news/stories/paparazzi videos/rumours about her. I'm very OCD about her, she's like my most fav singer of all time.

Celebrity gossips; I used to read these a lot, because they're hilarious (to me). Like if people are walking a red carpet, the media will make funny comments like, "Bjork stole swan egg to go with her costume at the Oscars"... or "Has nobody told Celine dion that she is wearing her tuxedo backwards?"... I find it hilarious, it tickles my funny bone.

Or like the terms, "Cradle snatcher"... I've learnt these funny phrases from reading celebrity news... (used to describe Demi Moore). ROFL. I just find it funny.




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i read/watch the local news & sometimes BBC news... and then of course Crunchyroll news
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I've looked all over for good hard news coverage, and the best I've found is Al Jazeera. BBC News is also pretty good. Occasionally NYT and The Washington Post print historic articles, but ordinarily I find them unacceptable for getting a truthful view of current events.
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I watch everything from cnn to rt to ap news. When it comes to a big news or something that could have been manipulated, i search for other sources to see if they say the same thing. I can trust cnn with general news but for example highly sensible political news are mostly biased.
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Posted 2/10/14
Crunchyroll News, and news about any games I play or plan to play like SWTOR, WoW, ESO, etc.

But I don't watch/read any news like FOX or CNN or Yahoo etc. I might catch tidbits from the Radio or local news station if I have it on when I am getting ready/waking up in the morning or if I am driving anywhere. But that is about it.
Posted 2/10/14
I used visit wn.com which most of it's news comes from Al Jazeera which I like. I'm used to the old format of the site.
I visit Bill Weir's This Could Be Big.
Posted 2/10/14
Don't trust the news. They only tell us the good things in life.
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Posted 2/10/14
CR site news. lol

Actually, I've never been very interested in news, so I don't particularly care and end up getting my news from random sources, aside from my local news channel. I have only two channels, local news and MeTV, so it's not like I have much of a choice, and I don't watch TV enough for it to be worth buying Comcast, DirectTV, etc. lmao Anyway, I'm not especially trusting of the media, so I generally absorb tidbits here and there, and then draw up my own conclusions.
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Mostly just my local paper - LA Times.
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BBC and PBS News Hour.
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I don't pay attention to the news except around election time. American news has pretty much been hijacked by political parties, and they tend to sling mud at each other, which just leaves a bad taste in everyone's mouth. FOX is the worst about it (to the point it's not so much news as it is infotainment), but most major US news networks are now entrenched in some political agenda.
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