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seeker


Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008
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I know ideally people are supposed to consult a range of sources for accurate news. But most of us do not have the time or desire to really check more than a couple. And so many sources are heavily biased nowadays.

So, what are your primary news sources and why? Which ones do you despise?

For me, it is Reuters followed by BBC. They tend to be the leaset biased in both headlines, stories, and wording of said stories. They usually stick to the facts. Sometimes I will check Fox News, Yahoo or CNN because they sometimes carry stories others do not or get different point of views.

As to ones I do not trust or despise it is pretty much all American ones. Whether it be conservative or liberal both have proven to be so biased I do not trust them.


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MysteryMan


Member Since: Fri Apr 28, 2017
Posts: 3,168



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    I know ideally people are supposed to consult a range of sources for accurate news. But most of us do not have the time or desire to really check more than a couple. And so many sources are heavily biased nowadays.



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    So, what are your primary news sources and why? Which ones do you despise?



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    For me, it is Reuters followed by BBC. They tend to be the leaset biased in both headlines, stories, and wording of said stories. They usually stick to the facts. Sometimes I will check Fox News, Yahoo or CNN because they sometimes carry stories others do not or get different point of views.



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    As to ones I do not trust or despise it is pretty much all American ones. Whether it be conservative or liberal both have proven to be so biased I do not trust them.


Very similar to me.

I peruse through Yahoo for other reasons like fantasy football and so I will look at their news too.

I see CNN a lot more than Fox...but consider them both trash.
BBC is fairly good...though not as good as it used to be.
Various internet sources...I truly don't know where to look for a moderate or unsensationalized place for news. So I usually look at both left and right news and just see where they agree or cite a solid source. Local news isn't too terrible though issues are of course more locally focused.


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atrimus


Location: Saint Louis, MO
Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008
Posts: 2,172



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    I know ideally people are supposed to consult a range of sources for accurate news. But most of us do not have the time or desire to really check more than a couple. And so many sources are heavily biased nowadays.



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    So, what are your primary news sources and why? Which ones do you despise?



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    For me, it is Reuters followed by BBC. They tend to be the leaset biased in both headlines, stories, and wording of said stories. They usually stick to the facts. Sometimes I will check Fox News, Yahoo or CNN because they sometimes carry stories others do not or get different point of views.



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    As to ones I do not trust or despise it is pretty much all American ones. Whether it be conservative or liberal both have proven to be so biased I do not trust them.


News is run by people, and I accept that people are bias and prone to error. As such, I wouldn't say I have any primary sources. I tend to corroborate news via multiple sources before accepting it as genuine.

That said, I tend to avoid both CNN and Fox, more so Fox, which is a bit more prone to stoking unfounded fears and conspiratorial nonsense.





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bd2999


Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008
Posts: 16,869


I do not consistently follow it from any given source really. I usually tend to check Snopes the most when I hear a story though and see what they generally have to say and then read other articles.

At that point, it really depends where I heard it. I will read it. Conservative friends post from conservative sites and vice versa.




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Paladin


Location: Prague, Bohemia
Member Since: Tue Apr 06, 2010
Posts: 1,358


A few months ago, I asked if anyone had a neutral American news source and got no bites.

Personally, I use Euronews as it feels neutral and professional and I'm based in Europe. I used to like the BBC but they have become unreliable lately. I havent found any US source that satisfies me. Due to my email, I tend to see yahoo news. But whenever I click on the headline, it rarely matches the actual story.


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Incriptus


Location: Incriptus
Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008
Posts: 4,547


Actually MSN is my homepage, so that is where I get most of it

Second source probably is here
Third source is facebook
Fourth source is the Sound-Off Board at Palladium
Fifth source is conservative talk radio

[The Fifth one used to be higher, but I don't commute to work any more]


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Bk Ray

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Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008
Posts: 7,645



BBC news generally to get a sense of what's going on.

Arrse (Army Rumour Service) for the views and links supplied by regular and ex-forces.

My links on Facebook lead to The Times and The Guardian feeding into me, so I look into thier articles. I buy the Guardian once in a blue moon.

I try to make an effort to see the Chanel 4 news, particuraly Robert Peston, as his political analysis is usually insightful and original.

This forum is quite good to get a different take on whatever comes up.





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HammerTime


Member Since: Sun Jan 07, 2018
Posts: 3,830



Myself: The HammerTime Gazette.

I don't rely on any news source as my primary go-to, I think things through and piece it all together for myself.







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Unstable Molecule


Location: Calgary, AB Canada
Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008
Posts: 2,922


I'm Canadian, so CBC and CTV are my go-to's. I respect the BBC immensely. I really don't trust any of the major US networks. I think their primary goal is to entertain, not to report, and I've seen a lot of political bias. That political bias is fine in commentaries, but terrible in purported news stories. In Grade 4 we were taught to distinguish fact from opinion, and a lot of what I see on US news stations - well, it doesn't pass the Grade 4 fact test.

I trust anything on Facebook least of all. I've lost a lot of respect for friends that I used to consider intelligent, when they forward or post obviously fake or biased "news." Since I formerly thought of them intelligent, I now wonder if they are perpetuating falsehoods deliberately to bring the less intelligent over to their political spectrum.

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Bootch 

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Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008
Posts: 7,234


In the UK, pretty much all the television news are interchangeable. They are all anti-Brexit, anti-Trump, progressives. They usually run the same stories with the same bias.
If I watch them, it's only as background noise as I play Tetris!

Most of my news comes from several dozen Youtube channels.
The news from around the world looks much different when it's not filtered through a progressive lens.


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Dragon Red


Member Since: Fri Jul 05, 2013
Posts: 1,214


The BBC used to be my go to for news but they are so anti Brexit. Most of the news is along the lines of

"NHS facing massive waiting lists... because of Brexit."

I loathe how the BBC blames Brexit for everything. Even bad weather is brexits fault


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