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#1 Old 06-16-2008, 08:42 PM
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I've tried setting my home page to both Yahoo News and Google News, and have been disgusted with both of them. I don't mind reading opinion as long as it's clearly labeled as opinion, what I can't stand is when opinion is mixed with objectively verifiable fact and then slanted to the right or left to satisfy one special interest group or another. Some articles distributed via the Associated Press seem particularly guilty of this sin.

When I lived in the Washington DC area, I used to read the Washington Post, and found it more or less fact-based with only an occasional slant to the left, which would make me laugh because I tend to slant that way anyway. So, washingtonpost.com is one option. I'm also looking at salon.com, but that might be too slanted to the left. Any other ideas?

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I usually get mine from that and PBS, NPR. Generally there's a forum debate going on about any major issues, which at least gives me a chance to check out opposing viewpoints. I guess forums constitute another source.
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itunes + lehrer newshour podcast, wikinews, compost heap. thats good for the daily stuff.

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NPR pretty much or 940 winz
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The BBC, without a doubt . . . .

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I live in DC and read their free paper, The Express on the metro every morning...it's written with a bit more humor and in much shorter blurbs, so it's not the place to get your news but is good for a morning laugh and the big headlines. I usually check the Post's website and CNN's website during the day too, as well as some local-news stuff like DCist.
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NPR is my choice.
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The local paper and the compost heap.
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#11 Old 06-20-2008, 09:39 AM
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At school we get the times/ sunday times delivered to the house every day. At home its the daily telegraph/ sunday telegraph and now and again the scotsman. And I always have the radio on, but to be honest radio 1s newsbeat is not the best source in the world!
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#12 Old 06-22-2008, 07:14 AM
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From the Washington Post and Yahoo! News.
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I really like



and here of course You guys find some of the most interesting, random pieces of news. I also get emails from various political, and AR groups.
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#14 Old 06-22-2008, 10:02 AM
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Mostly from Google News and CNN.

Also the NY Times and WMUR (a local news program)

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#15 Old 06-22-2008, 07:22 PM
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So far, the NY Times seems most in line with my taste. The Huffington Post seems a bit tabloid-ish but is amusing nevertheless.

Thanks for the suggestions!
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#17 Old 06-23-2008, 04:43 PM
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The Daily Show and Colbert Report on Comedy Central - the most accurate political reporting on television!

I actually find that Yahoo news works well, because they've got links to stuff from a wide variety of sources. But don't just look at the headlines on the front page - click the "news" link and it'll take you to more complete listings of articles.


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#18 Old 01-15-2011, 01:05 PM
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i use a news reader that gives me news from lots of places, the ones i check the most (and first)

http://english.aljazeera.net/ -- this is my firefox homepage

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Various sources...NPR, Yahoo News (which is basically just wire service stories anyway), Time, Newsweek, MSNBC, BBC, various foreign language publications. I tend not to watch news on television but if I do, it's usually NBC because the local affiliate's coverage of local issues is excellent. My favorite online newspaper is the New York Times.
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I have really not found any that are not leaning one way or the other. The best thing I have found is to read a variety of news sources and don't believe it when someone tells you that a source is not bias. I read both local papers; one is left and the other is right, and two online sources that that are also left and right.
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#22 Old 01-15-2011, 02:21 PM
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I really just watch my local news channel and read their website.
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#23 Old 01-15-2011, 02:37 PM
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The Guardian

BBC News

Channel 4 News (also my favourite TV news)

New York Times for the view from outside the UK.

Also lots of people and organisations on twitter.

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#25 Old 01-15-2011, 02:53 PM
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BBC, Al-Jazeera, and I read WikiNews sometimes. I also watch The Young Turks whenever I can...along with, of course, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert.
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#26 Old 01-15-2011, 03:59 PM
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Local news, NBC news (Today show and evening news), Yahoo news, local newspaper
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#27 Old 01-15-2011, 04:07 PM
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The only source of Unquestionable Truths I'll ever need and read: The LA Times.
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#28 Old 01-15-2011, 08:51 PM
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I rarely go out looking for news, I get NPR and HuffPo articles on my FB page, and follow up from there. I will check out LA Times from time to time.

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