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Old 06-20-2016, 12:06 PM
 
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You thought USA today was a good source of news???? Really?... Out of all the news sites that's the one that you got your news from?
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Old 06-22-2016, 11:37 AM
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I've been reading USA Today for the last couple of months. Unlike the city newspaper in my area, the articles are usually succinct. As busy as I am, I can't have a daily newspaper that is an all-day chore to read. The USA Today also has some interesting investigations. For somebody who isn't a news connoisseur and just wants the big picture, it's okay.

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Its not so much that the Economist covers news that the American media doesn't care to tell us about as much as this magazine covers the doings in and around much of Britain's former empire, so there are a ton of articles about stuff which is generally of little concern to U.S. readers. A 12 page takeout on, say, capital formation in East Africa or the details of politcal infighting in Australia, is not going to appeal very much to readers here.

And they are not unbiased. The Economist has a very distinct center-right bias when covering economic issues--as one might guess from the title. I also see instances of naivete, or sometimes even plain old Oxbridge snark, when they're writing about U.S. topics. It's a good magazine for some things. But not for everything. (And I exclude entertainment stuff when I say that.)
I considered the Economist. They definitely do have a bias, but freely admit to their political leanings. They aren't unreasonable leanings, so I'm fine with it. On the other hand, I agree that it focuses on concerns that are probably more relevant to some segments of British readers than to most US readers.
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Old 06-23-2016, 04:35 PM
 
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There is no such thing as truly objective news. Even if they are not telling you what to think, editorial choices are telling you what to think about.

So. In response to the OP's question, The Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post. That way you get relatively objective news delivered from a couple of different slants.

I used to say the New York Times, but it has really become an agenda-driven rag. And I'm not even a conservative. Need an example? Back in early November, Kentucky voted in its first Republican governor in a very long time. The NYT subsequently published a lengthy story speculating on why, given Kentucky's unemployment in the coal mining regions, would those areas vote against their self-interest. It failed to mention how environmental regulations imposed by the current administration basically put all those same voters out of a job.
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