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Old 06-29-2014, 12:11 PM
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I've pretty much quit watching all our so-called news channels. They're all completely biased one way or another. I actually consider them so much so that they're dangerous. They have absolutely no regard for the consequences their bias reporting causes. It's all about talking heads making millions by keeping their respective audiences outraged. The real journalists from decades past must be rolling in their graves at our current pathetic spectacle.
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Old 06-29-2014, 12:12 PM
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The New York Times, The Telegraph, BBC, Euronews (http://www.euronews.com/ and LIVE at http://www.livenewschat.eu/euronews-english-chat/)
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Old 06-29-2014, 12:25 PM
Location: Ocean Shores, WA
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I'm not interested in the problems of strangers, foreigners, or politicians.
I only watch the news if it's interesting or entertaining.
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Old 06-29-2014, 12:27 PM
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And I find that disconcerting. Why do you think that is?

Because they don't have a dog in the fight. They report the story instead of making the story. Big difference.
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Old 06-29-2014, 12:28 PM
Location: too far from the sea
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I like to read the Guardian UK online.

I also listen to the news on am radio from Boston--WBZ 10:30. News all day long.
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Old 06-29-2014, 12:42 PM
Location: Arizona
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Now I only read WSJ, Reason, and Bloomberg Business. TV news, cable and network, isn't that good. NYT has been going on reputation for quite awhile. Local news is ok for local but too many are trying to be like cable news. Local newspapers are only good for the obits.
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Old 06-29-2014, 01:46 PM
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As some others have suggested, Latest news, sport and comment from the Guardian | The Guardian and The Telegraph - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph - Telegraph. Just switch to the US versions once you're there, if you like.

And it's sad, but true: I've found more American "breaking news" on this celebrity-heavy site Home | Mail Online than I have on any leading American site!

I don't know how they get it so quickly, but for the UK to trump us on our own domestic news says a lot about the quality of US news.
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Old 06-29-2014, 01:52 PM
Location: California
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My son and I were flipping between Fox and CNN and MSNBC the other night and it was seriously killing us. We switched over to Aljeezira and the first thing he said was "nobody is raising their voice, nobody is yelling"...haha. After about 30 minutes of some interesting takes on all sorts of things, including World Cup and some other stories that are hot right now, we realized we hadn't heard the name "Obama" the entire time. Who'd have thunk there is more to life that him? (Bashing or Defending...basically giant commercials for Political leanings). Certainly not Americans.
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Old 06-29-2014, 02:09 PM
Location: NYC
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All the above are good sources of real news. You may also want to try France 24 and German site DW.DE.

International breaking news and headlines - France 24

The US news sources job is to keep the citizens ignorant and politically divided. If we are all divided over partisan politics, race and class and distracted by celebrity culture then we won't know or care what's really happening in our nation an in the world.
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Old 06-29-2014, 03:07 PM
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Television news has devolved into "infotainment." Even when coverage of current events or various issues isn't conflated with editorial comment, most reporting is superficial, edited down into simple snippets.

Worse, I see people on C-D constantly equating television news with the whole "media." Written sources at least create a record/reference on which to build further analysis or research. It's also easier to evaluate use of evidence or track down cited primary and secondary sources. Reading newspapers should always be supplemented with additional readings, including books.

TV news is far too ephemeral, cultivating a two-minute attention span and reinforcing cultural amnesia.Too many people are either too busy or just intellectually lazy to bother with anything else.
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