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#1 Old 12-01-2008, 12:11 AM
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Pretty Simple:

List your recommended NEWS sites. (the more independent the better).....



Quite crucial is this (as its a pain & a drain): Let me know if you have to sign up to them like the EXAMPLE "NYTIMES" one below for any you list please.... And whether there's an option for FREE reading of at least the MAIN NEWS ARTICLES (full or restricted access?), and do you get enough gist of a story to make paid subscription, a needless thing? (a lot of sites -not exclusively the mean-ness of news sites- will often curtail a story for FREE READERS and this can be pointless if the detail is very limited, but I don't mind if I can get the gist of a story and still be somewhat satisfied I've got the hook).



Subjective I know, but is NY for example worth someone in the UK giving a care or damn about?



http://www.nytimes.com Not sure I care for having to sign up to each like this one, even if it is free (or parts of it?)... Foreign news though, effects us all in some way!!



PAID and FREE, or BOTH? as the case maybe, please mark your recommended *NEWS SITES* as such. FYI: I don't know many new sites, and more importantly how they operate, and their reliability for quality of news is what I'm after...
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www.news.com.au News Ltd, the company that runs news.com, indirectly pays my wages so please don't despise them quite as much as their muck racking, right wing little hearts deserve. On the up side, at least their poorly written, right wing articles are entirely free and unrestricted with no sign up. They let you make stupid comments about the articles, too, a lot of the time, which is a plus when you are bored at work.



www.theaustralian.com.au directly pays my wages. Also right wing, ultra-conservative but slightly better written articles than news.com Free articles in their entirely, no sign up, and even if you don't agree with their politics you have to acknowledge they try to stick to some standards of journalism. Reliable, quality news source if you can get over the bias.

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I read the times (nytimes) and msnbc.msn.com. I also read my local paper http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com if anyone cares what's going on in the hudson valley.



oh, and google news is awesome
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The Compost Heap. Honestly I read the local paper but don't go online much. There was a very good site I used to go on regularly. I'll have to see if I can find the address.
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cnn.com

google news

Huffington post (not unbiased though)

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www.naturalnews.com

www.mercola.com

Two sites I visit almost everyday for news relating to health stuffs.

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www.mercola.com

Two sites I visit almost everyday for news relating to health stuffs.



ROFL. You should read www.theonion.com too then. Like Mercola it's a completely, 100% accurate newsite with reliable journalism. If you believe Mercola articles I'm sure you'll believe theirs, too.

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List your recommended NEWS sites. (the more independent the better).....

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These are the sites lined up on my Firefox tool bar that I go to on a daily basis for news.



Democracy Now!

The Real News

Z Net

Common Dreams. Org

Free Speech TV

COA News

Corp Watch

Human Rights Watch

Dissident Voice

ABYZ News Links

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nytimes.com

"news" sites:

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/

http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/index-flash.html



I really don't focus too much on news, and try to spend more time filling in background knowledge with essays/papers/books/etc. I figure the news is going to be heavily filtered and biased regardless of source, but if I have a strong background of the subject material, I can sift through it far better than just playing one article off against another. It's a more analytical approach, I guess.
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I really don't focus too much on news, and try to spend more time filling in background knowledge with essays/papers/books/etc. I figure the news is going to be heavily filtered and biased regardless of source, but if I have a strong background of the subject material, I can sift through it far better than just playing one article off against another. It's a more analytical approach, I guess.



Tell me about it!!....good food for thought there definately!! Learning background information. That has "LIFE taking us for mugs" written all over it.

Trivia and Life's Questions etc. It never stops!



THIS IS LIFE >>>



LEARN LEARN LEARN LEARN LEARN



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These are the sites lined up on my Firefox tool bar that I go to on a daily basis for news.



Democracy Now!

The Real News

Z Net

Common Dreams. Org

Free Speech TV

COA News

Corp Watch

Human Rights Watch

Dissident Voice

ABYZ News Links





Thanks, good mix there, good selection I assume. I'll check those out...



Thanks others too for your links.

Anybody got truly hilarious news read out in a comedic and satirical mad way?
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ROFL. You should read www.theonion.com too then. Like Mercola it's a completely, 100% accurate newsite with reliable journalism. If you believe Mercola articles I'm sure you'll believe theirs, too.

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