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Yes. Among my favorite news sources are The Washington Post, BBC, NPR, The New York Times, Time magazine, The New Yorker, The Huffington Post, and NHK. I'm leery of Fox News and CNN, but I'll at least look at them. Sources I veer away from unless I'm looking to see what has been said in them include The Sun, The Daily Mail, and Russia Today. None of those three are worth the paper they're printed on, the airwaves they block, or the bandwidth they consume as far as I'm concerned.


Huff Post is way too liberal (free) with its liberal (leftist) propaganda.
It's also too liberal in general (leans towards exrteme leftism).

Honestly, I don't care for reading or watching the news anymore. If I want to learn something I try to turn to the internet, and figure it out based on either A) a variety of sources and look for either the one that has the most neutral or driest article on the subject, or more likely look for information and studies done by government sites, places like Pew Research, etc. that are still trying to hold neutrality in their reporting.
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The only time I watch the news is to check and see if there have been any unusual accidents recently. Gotta make sure the Organization isn't on the move.
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I only check the news for weather updates, and to see what's goin on when PSN or XBOX Live are down. News is too depressing, and I dare say I'm prepared for the worst to happen. I ain't got no worries!!! Lol
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Huff Post is way too liberal (free) with its liberal (leftist) propaganda.
It's also too liberal in general (leans towards exrteme leftism).

Honestly, I don't care for reading or watching the news anymore. If I want to learn something I try to turn to the internet, and figure it out based on either A) a variety of sources and look for either the one that has the most neutral or driest article on the subject, or more likely look for information and studies done by government sites, places like Pew Research, etc. that are still trying to hold neutrality in their reporting.


Oh, come on. I'm allowed one or two slanted ones after having looked at so many that are reasonably solid, aren't I?

I'm not so sure that HuffPo actually qualifies as extreme left, though. Maybe in terms of US politics, but that's only because US politics are characteristically more right of the global center by default. Case in point, even something which is pretty close to the global center (the PPACA) is decried as leftist in nature, with a standard global center-left platform item (socialized medicine) being decried as nothing short of Bolshevism. This is one of the problems with the left/right spectrum, it has no standardized zero point, no static center.
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Also another reason I don't watch the news, they are all pre-programmed and biased. Example, Sky News yesterday cut someone live on air, for showing the cover of Charlie Hebdo, lmfao, pathetic. They offend more people for cutting her off, but the majority don't matter because we are actually not insane inbreds like the idiot's who believe killing under religion in 2015 is justifiable.

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I watch PBS and listen to NPR. I like the News Hour for most of the national news, no commercials and not too much "fluffy" crap they think is journalism.
After that I watch the local news and weather.... I surf the local stations from about 5 to 6 or 7 PM. They all have something a little different.
The nighttime weather woman on KION 6 is screeeemin' hot. The morning girl is nice but she seems too much.... something that bothers me.
Most of the local stations do a decent job here.

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BlueOni wrote:


serifsansserif wrote:

Huff Post is way too liberal (free) with its liberal (leftist) propaganda.
It's also too liberal in general (leans towards exrteme leftism).

Honestly, I don't care for reading or watching the news anymore. If I want to learn something I try to turn to the internet, and figure it out based on either A) a variety of sources and look for either the one that has the most neutral or driest article on the subject, or more likely look for information and studies done by government sites, places like Pew Research, etc. that are still trying to hold neutrality in their reporting.


Oh, come on. I'm allowed one or two slanted ones after having looked at so many that are reasonably solid, aren't I?

I'm not so sure that HuffPo actually qualifies as extreme left, though. Maybe in terms of US politics, but that's only because US politics are characteristically more right of the global center by default. Case in point, even something which is pretty close to the global center (the PPACA) is decried as leftist in nature, with a standard global center-left platform item (socialized medicine) being decried as nothing short of Bolshevism. This is one of the problems with the left/right spectrum, it has no standardized zero point, no static center.


lol... i'll let it slide...:P

With Huff post what kills me is the "articles" that are more op ed pieces that think it's acceptable to post batshit crazy. the "feminist new years resolutions" that included some incredibly misandrist stuff really killed me recently. Prior to that... ungh... their articles just read like buzzfeed's shit (when they aren't sourcing BF like here (note this was on the front section of "science"):http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/13/personality-city_n_6462406.html?utm_hp_ref=science) . NYT and WaPost wouldn't tolerate that sort of shit as the new years res thing. And they wouldn't use BF as a source, much less in the first paragraph.... That's what really turns me off to them.

I honestly feel like the odd one out when I say the news should be as dry as unbuttered toast.

As for the bias, I tend more leftist than not, but our extreme left in the US is starting to resemble the extreme right, and there's little centrism going on...
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I dont bother with the news. Most of it isn't news anyway, its just opinions
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I don't need to watch the news to know that horrible things happen in the world every day, there is no point worrying about things that I can't change.
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I do, just to keep up with what's going on in this crazy, messed up world.
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Occasionally. But it's almost all bad, so I instead go to Dailymail to get both a dosage of gossip, as well as tragedy, since it's turned into partial tabloid, partial actual-but-always-depressing-news site.
Posted 1/16/15 , edited 1/16/15
I don't watch it, because it's boring.
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Posted 1/17/15
No I do not watch the news since most of it is boring, or over dramatized.
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16 / M / Florida, U.S.A.
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I do not watch the news simply because it is mostly always negative or unnecessary dramatization.
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I watch the 6pm news, which is odd because I never used to care about it.
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