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View Poll Results: Who do you trust the most to give you the truth regarding current events/news?
Mainstream Print Media 1 7.14%
Mainstream TV Media 2 14.29%
Talk Radio 4 28.57%
Blogs 7 50.00%
Voters: 14. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-30-2008, 04:26 PM
 
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It seems like very few people I know trust the mainstream media to give them the information they need to make informed decisions on poltical candidates, the economy or current events.

Who do you trust the most?
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Old 09-30-2008, 04:28 PM
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Personally, I trust Public Radio the most.
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Old 09-30-2008, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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Public radio is slanted hard to the left.
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Old 09-30-2008, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I never unquestioningly trust any of them. When I run a google search for any currently controversial information, I always add the search term / -blog / (with a minus sign) to eliminate all hits that identify themselves as blogs.

" Public radio is slanted hard to the left. " - Translation: "I am slanted hard to the right".
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Old 09-30-2008, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Sacramento
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Old 09-30-2008, 05:42 PM
 
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Public radio is slanted hard to the left.
Yeah, they definitely need to go to the alignment shop...
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Old 09-30-2008, 05:44 PM
 
Location: NE Ohio
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Personally, I trust Public Radio the most.
Public radio? As in PBS? Your kidding. It should be called "Government Radio" It is as bad as CNN, or any of the biased so-called "mainstream" news papers.
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Old 09-30-2008, 05:47 PM
 
Location: NE Ohio
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I never unquestioningly trust any of them. When I run a google search for any currently controversial information, I always add the search term / -blog / (with a minus sign) to eliminate all hits that identify themselves as blogs.

" Public radio is slanted hard to the left. " - Translation: "I am slanted hard to the right".
PBS most definitely is left leaning. They always favor Democrats in their stories, and paint Republicans and conservatism negatively. Are you telling me you haven't noticed?
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Old 09-30-2008, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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PBS most definitely is left leaning. They always favor Democrats in their stories, and paint Republicans and conservatism negatively. Are you telling me you haven't noticed?
Republicans refuse to go on with them, because they refuse to deal with hard questions.

You can always tell when you're listining to an interview that is slanted to the Left. It will contain this question:

"Mr. Secretary, will you please answer the question?"

When it is slanted to the right, you will hear this question:

"That's nice, Mr. Secretay. Now here is the next question on the index card that you handed me before the show."
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Old 09-30-2008, 06:00 PM
 
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I go to InstaPundit and LittleGreenFootballs for 'what's up' and all the links. Then I go to dKos and HPost for comparison. You know, to be fair and balanced.

And of course, SNL.
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