News & Current Events
dave_l — 2017-02-17T06:44:33-05:00 — #1
I gained a mistrust for TV and Radio news as a teenager, especially during the Vietnam War era. And in the 50s, the public schools indoctrinated us with specially designed propaganda films. So while I believe some truth in media exists, that is, so and so wrecked their car. And severe weather did this or that, I do not believe the human heart can present truth above this level. Jesus says you shall know the truth, implying that people naturally don't know the truth, much less speak it.
So what is your favorite "news" source?
alex_vaughn — 2017-02-17T10:22:04-05:00 — #2
Before answering the question, I'd like to clarify that there are news sources and opinions. For an example, the Rachel Maddow, Sean Hannity and O'Reilly Factor aren't news sources. They are opinion shows. Opinion shows with thorough going analysis can be useful, but they're not news.
My favorite news sources are NPR and Vox.com.
dave_l — 2017-02-17T10:29:50-05:00 — #3
Thanks Alex, I'm not familiar with these but I will give them a try.
gao_lu — 2017-02-18T00:37:26-05:00 — #4
I use a smorgasbord approach with a news feed. That is good and bad. I pick up a little here and there from a wide cross section. My wife scans various headlines, mainly Yahoo and fills in the gaps for me. We get Email updates for some specialty news in Asia and I keep an eye occasionally on local publications. I am not really a news junkie. But the internet has changed that some. I keep trying to limit my time to no more than 10 minutes 2X a day. Is that too much?
lu1 — 2017-02-27T16:55:00-05:00 — #5
I use 5 sources 3 because of the Un-bais factual news reporting. 1. Wall Street Journal 2. Reuter News 3. CSPAN.
Then for Bias news reporting 1. Fox News 2. PBS News
The reason is I know what I am getting before hand. What I like about these two services is they are upfront about their Opinion Commentary Bias but their news section has relatively professional standards
AP/BBC I read sometime again because of their professionalism and they are relatively Central to Left with their perspective I know this going in.
However if I want the facts with little or no editorializing the first 3 are the ones as stated earlier in my post.
While in a foreign country region like:
Asia, I use the Asian Times.
If in Africa there is the website: AllAfrica.com they have I believe reports from 40 countries in Africa
Both of these have their regional bias but I know this going in.
I have little trust in NRP, CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, MSNBC, Politico, BuzzNews, and Yahoo New because of the excessive editorialization...
Notice I left out the NYTimes because their journalism standards have fallen in the last decade or so. In my opinion.
I also will mentioned Washington Post and the L.A. Times... it is what it is.
As well as the Christian Science Monitor which has some interesting overseas perspectives though.
david_taylor_jr — 2017-03-06T09:04:50-05:00 — #6
C-Span to get context of reports
Real Clear Politics
Those are my usual daily reads.