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Posted 12/31/16
I used to like CNN (especially the coverage on Yemen, Syria and Mosul over the last few months). Now I don't trust them with the poll analysis and the election (all cred gone - they have not done anything to redeem themselves but to give more polls, unidentified experts, and unsupported arguments). But I can't help go over to the site periodically for entertainment value. It seems like the world is about to end over there. I went over there on Christmas day and I kind of wanted to commit suicide after. I just went over there a minute ago and now I feel like President elect Trump is about to end the world and we should all rise up or move somewhere else - I'm not sure if this is the intent or not? Anyway at least we have some where to go if you want to wallow in depression. If you don't believe me go over there now and add up the positive articles vs negative (I will not be responsible if you commit suicide).

The most entertaining article CNN has put out so far was how to talk to your relatives and friends about politics over Thanksgiving Dinner (are you serious). Almost as bad as my college having a special assembly to talk about what life will be like under President Trump and how I should move forward. Is this normal - after every election do colleges do this?

Now I get my information by looking at CNN/FOX (almost as entertaining)/BBC/Early Bird Defense/Al Jazeera News (always like to see what the Middle East thinks of us)...and average it all together.

Anyway I hope the world doesn't end in the next 4 years (or 8 years) but at least we have CNN to entertain us...
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CNN is great for their New Years programming. I'd pay top dollar to watch someone clown on Anderson Cooper all night long. And Kathy knows how to rile him up...

I get my news from a variety of sources. I find each has a story or two that I can't find anywhere else. I read Buzzfeed because, when it comes to stuff happening right now, they're on it before CNN (there's also a lot of garbage stories like "Which Disney Prince should you bang?"...I ignore those). I read CNN when I want a liberal slant, and promptly follow that with FoxNews to balance it out. And then I check out El País, which is a newspaper from Spain. I can read Spanish, so I enjoy seeing what some Europeans think because they have a very active comment section. I also enjoy reading comments where the Spaniards pick on the Mexican posters for their poor writing skills (a lot of Mexicans never learned to properly write their language, which leads to all sorts of fun misspellings). There's a lot of elitism, and I find it highly amusing when they pick on the Mexican commenters in the same topic where they criticize something such as American cops appearing to be biased towards minorities.
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The Onion News Network is the only trustworthy site for all your news...until Univision bought 40% of it's stock.

*sob* now who can I trust.
Posted 12/31/16
I only view media outlets that get approval from the DNC before they run a story, and those that give debate questions to a candidate before a debate. Surprisingly that gives me a very big selection to choose from.
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Posted 12/31/16
Place where I read news is called YLE or MTV3 or Ilta-Sanomat
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Posted 12/31/16
News channels technically aren't mandated by law to report legitimate news. They get paid to generate buzz, tabloids, fear mongering, and yellow journalism. Don't forget that every news station has it's bias in politics as well. CNN used to be relatively neutral, but they're more left-leaning now.
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I use PBS, The Economist, BBC, and The Wallstreet Journal.

That's about as nonpartisan as it gets.
Posted 12/31/16

mxdan wrote:

I use PBS, The Economist, BBC, and The Wallstreet Journal.

Thats about as Nonpartisan as it gets.


seriously?
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Xxanthar wrote:


mxdan wrote:

I use PBS, The Economist, BBC, and The Wallstreet Journal.

Thats about as Nonpartisan as it gets.


seriously?


Yes, seriously:

http://www.businessinsider.com/here-are-the-most-and-least-trusted-news-outlets-in-america-2014-10
Posted 12/31/16 , edited 12/31/16

mxdan wrote:


Xxanthar wrote:


mxdan wrote:

I use PBS, The Economist, BBC, and The Wallstreet Journal.

Thats about as Nonpartisan as it gets.


seriously?
Yes, seriously:



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No, the BBC is not non partisan. I read them as well, and all election long, it ignored all the negative Hillary stories to focus solely on negative Trump stories. I remember they had a special story about "People who will vote for Trump" and how shocking it was for them...
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Akage-chan wrote:

No, the BBC is not non partisan. I read them as well, and all election long, it ignored all the negative Hillary stories to focus solely on negative Trump stories. I remember they had a special story about "People who will vote for Trump" and how shocking it was for them...


And yet public opinion of them is relatively even. So I'll trust a widespread idea over your opinion xD.

If it makes you feel any better I tune into Al Jazeera often as well. They have a slight conservative lean but they aren't bad.
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Akage-chan wrote:

No, the BBC is not non partisan. I read them as well, and all election long, it ignored all the negative Hillary stories to focus solely on negative Trump stories. I remember they had a special story about "People who will vote for Trump" and how shocking it was for them...


And yet public opinion of them is relatively even. So I'll trust a widespread idea over your opinion xD.

If it makes you feel any better I toon into Al Jazeera often as well. They have a slight conservative lean but they aren't bad.


PBS and the BBC are both liberal AF. Always have been, always will be.
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And yet public opinion of them is relatively even. So I'll trust a widespread idea over your opinion xD.

If it makes you feel any better I tune into Al Jazeera often as well. They have a slight conservative lean but they aren't bad.


Yes, because, if the people reading it are just as left leaning, that surely means that they're non biased when they agree with it.

And where are these glorious figures you're citing for "public opinion is relatively even". When BBC does allow comments (it used to be that you could comment on every BBC article), I read more about how biased they are than the actual topic itself.

Posted 12/31/16
Honestly, If you think PBS and BBC are unbiased... wow... that just explains so much.
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