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View Poll Results: Which News Outlet Do You Trust the Most?
FOX 68 43.87%
CNN 13 8.39%
NYT 22 14.19%
CBS 9 5.81%
Washington Post 21 13.55%
Other (please post below which source you recommend) 55 35.48%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 155. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-22-2019, 05:50 AM
 
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If anything comes from this administration, it's how dangerously powerful the news outlets are and have been over the years. I'm grateful the fake news has finally been called out, but it's also sad.

I've always believed the first steps of a dictatorship was to hamper the free-flow to factual information. We are there with few exceptions. I'm constantly surprised at the headlines and what passes as news from some of the most powerful and influential narratives. It's so obvious, at least to me.

Which ones do you trust the most? Please write in a source if yours isn't listed.

thanks!
You should have include a "none" option.
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Old 05-22-2019, 05:54 AM
 
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I don’t go by network or news source. I go by whether or not the story sounds credible.
"I go by whether or not the story sounds credible."

So you are easily fooled by good liars!

You properly believe ever actor there is is NOT reading lines written by others because they "sound credible"!
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Old 05-22-2019, 05:56 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Old 05-22-2019, 06:01 AM
 
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I trust CNN and the Washington Post among the mainstream options you listed, probably CBS as well.

But I mainly watch The Young Turks, Secular Talk, Majority Report and Chapo Trap House
"CNN Drops 26% In Prime Time As Fox News Dominates April Cable Ratings. ... Among viewers 25-54, the demographic most coveted by national advertisers, the falloff for CNN was even more stark: down 41 percent. CNN drew 198,000 viewers in the demo, behind MSNBC (255,000) and Fox News (389,000).Apr 30, 2019CNN Drops 26% In Prime Time As Fox News Dominates April Cable ...

April ranks as CNN's lowest-rated month among total viewers in nearly four years, since October 2015. CNN's Cuomo Primetime, which has been the network's highest-rated hour, drew a total audience of 917,000 viewers in April, the show's worst-ever performance..

https://www.forbes.com/.../cnn-drops-26-percent-in-prime-time-as-fox-news-dominates-...

You might not be able to watch CNN if it continues on its current trend of losing viewers.

"Washington Post" Even after knowing the hatred the owner of the Post has towards Trump? And all the retractions it has made ONLY after getting caught telling their lies.

I have a seldom used bridge for sale, interested?
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Old 05-22-2019, 06:03 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Watch the news in foreign countries, and you see how well rounded their reporting is between local, national and international news.
I don't know which foreign countries you're talking about. But I was in India recently and the news networks there are so full of propaganda that they make the U.S. networks seem tame by comparison - if that can be believed.

A friend of mine there told me that not only has he stopped watching the news, but he also tells anyone he visits to turn off the news before he enters their house. It is just that poisonous and divisive.
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Old 05-22-2019, 06:09 AM
 
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reuters.com is pretty good. I don't like tv news; I like to read the news so I can take my time and stop and think about what I am reading.
"reuters.com is pretty good."

You should read up on the scam they pulled from using a fake Iraq officer as its "source", to doctoring pictures during th Iraq war. You might change your mind.
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Old 05-22-2019, 06:11 AM
 
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Iím fine with people wanting boutique news. But I wish theyíd stop doing it and STILL claiming that they want unbiased news. They donít.

No one is making fun. And no one said that news aggregators donít exist on the left.

People that seek out that kind of stuff want biased news, and they shouldnít pretend that they want anything else.


Itís not that deep. Seriously.

The overwhelming majority of news outlets do a great job of reporting. They just arenít slanting it the way you want to hear it.


Thatís not even close to being true.

The only real problem with our domestic news outlets is the dumbing down of the news so as to make it less abstruse for American audiences. Watch the news in foreign countries, and you see how well rounded their reporting is between local, national and international news. And they tie in world events with their own domestic sensibilities so that folks understand what affect it has on their citizenry.

Americans are far too provincial and intellectually lazy to be bothered with that. Thatís why I miss Al Jazeera America so much. Thatís how news should be done.

Of course, I heard the typical American hayseed claiming thatís Al Jazeera was no good because ďthey were for The terrorists.Ē



Reuterís is REALLY good at what they do. I like the speed at which they pick up on the details of a story.

"The overwhelming majority of news outlets do a great job of reporting. They just arenít slanting it the way you want to hear it. "


What a contradiction! You say they do a great job EVEN THOUGH they are slanted!
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Old 05-22-2019, 06:15 AM
 
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Originally Posted by settled00 View Post
If anything comes from this administration, it's how dangerously powerful the news outlets are and have been over the years. I'm grateful the fake news has finally been called out, but it's also sad.

I've always believed the first steps of a dictatorship was to hamper the free-flow to factual information. We are there with few exceptions. I'm constantly surprised at the headlines and what passes as news from some of the most powerful and influential narratives. It's so obvious, at least to me.

Which ones do you trust the most? Please write in a source if yours isn't listed.

thanks!
What do you mean "finally called out"?

Partisans have been calling their rival leaning news sources fake news for over 15 years at this point or don't you remember them saying "Faux News"? (Still saying it too) I remember Obama, Clinton, pretty much every top dem has taken shots at Faux News.

Made it all the funnier that when Trump stole the label and turned it around at left leaning media that peoples heads exploded and hypocrites said it was tearing at our countries free press and blah blah blah dictators blah blah blah.
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Old 05-22-2019, 06:17 AM
 
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"The overwhelming majority of news outlets do a great job of reporting. They just arenít slanting it the way you want to hear it. "


What a contradiction! You say they do a great job EVEN THOUGH they are slanted!
Seriously, youíre enfeebling what little patience I have left. Spare me.
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Old 05-22-2019, 06:19 AM
 
Location: Somewhere extremely awesome
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I don't know which foreign countries you're talking about. But I was in India recently and the news networks there are so full of propaganda that they make the U.S. networks seem tame by comparison - if that can be believed.

A friend of mine there told me that not only has he stopped watching the news, but he also tells anyone he visits to turn off the news before he enters their house. It is just that poisonous and divisive.
The media - regardless of whether it's slanted liberal, conservative, or anything in between, really just wants to gain money, power, and influence for itself. They love stirring up division in order to keep the populace distracted from their main goals.

On the plus side, they're kind of necessary to keep the populace informed.
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