Where do you get your news?

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  1. Offshore

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    Just wondering where people are getting most of their news. Which magazines or web sites do you receive or visit as your main information source. For me, I get the Economist magazine and visit Drudge Report/Huffington Post to see two different viewpoints with their links. MSNBC usually for basic news updates and ESPN.com for sports news. I also like the BBC website.

    What other sources or portals are people using?
     
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  2. MEAC_ALLAMERICAN

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    Yahoo and cnnsi.
     
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  3. jmsx521

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    Please, nobody say FoxNews!
     
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  4. origmarm

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    In order morning to evening:
    Financial Times
    Bloomberg
    Reuters
    Thomson
    Telekurs
    BBC website
    CNBC
    BBC new on the TV

    I like to read the Economist also
     
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  5. power_play21

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    cnn / hnn / internet in the morning

    wherever i can throughout the day (Tv's in places, internet)

    E! News at night LOOOL
     
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    Chicago Tribune; read it every day.
    Business Week, each week.
    Radio.
     
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    - cnn.com
    - washingtonpost.com
    - westhawaiitoday.com
    - khnl.com

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    mostly in.gr and for internation bbc.co.uk
     
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  10. PimpMyGame

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    from bbc.co.uk and The Daily Sport
     
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  11. ShiroRm

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    and if I want a different perspective about events of general interest:
    nytimes.com
    elpais.com
    lemonde.fr
    independent.co.uk
    faz.net
     
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    FOXNEWS
    It's the only one I trust for cable news. Drudge, local radio,


    Cheers,

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    1.Foxnews
    2.Drudgereport
    3.IGN for all my gaming news
     
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  14. Docalex007

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    bbc news website
    msnbc website
    suddeutsche website

    news from 3 different countries.

    then for the science:

    Daily Tech website
    PhysOrg website
     
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  15. Mulligan

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    I use a Yahoo personal page that links to a bunch of different sites: Reuters, CNN, Fox, ESPN, the TT Board, Al Jazeera English (pretty interesting seeing things from the middle eastern point of view), NY Times, local newspaper, Christian Science Monitor, , New Zealand Herald, The Australian, NPR, Irish Times, BBC, etc.

    ps: for magazines I get The Nation, Weekly Standard (its fun to see the relative "extreme" points of view), UTNE Reader and Newsweek
     
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  16. FEDEX1

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    i watch the local fox news if thats what you guys are talking about
     
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    I tried to watch Fox News about a month ago and it was terrible...almost comical. Shock, sound bite journalism with a bunch of highly slanted right wing talk nonsense. I'm sick of CNN and MSNBC too. It is hard to find any good journalism or unbiased news reporting on network or cable.
     
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  19. Kaptain Karl

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    In order...
    Any of three local radio stations.
    Washington Times
    WorldNet Daily
    Washington Post
    and MSNBC seems to be in the lobbies of every bank and office building. I couldn't avoid it if I wanted to.

    ... then any number of the following, in no particular order, and not even daily....
    Jerusalem Post
    Drudge Report
    FOX News
    Free Republic
    Michelle Malkin
    The Weekly Standard

    - KK
     
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    The CBC, BBC, CKX and I read the Winnipeg and Brandon Suns. I also occasionally read MSNBC if I'm really bored.
     
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  21. AM28143

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    NY Times and my political science professor.
     
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  22. LuckyR

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    ...I just make it up as I go along so it fits my preconceived notions and prejudices...
     
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  23. tzinc

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  24. AM28143

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    That's the way to be. Ignore all evidence that runs contrary to your opinion. That way life is less confusing.
     
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    That ^^^ got a chuckle, Lucky. Good one!

    - KK
     
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  26. blubber

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    I usually check these sites everyday. They're roughly listed in the order Iview them most.

    Drudgereport
    Instapundit.com
    Andrewsullivan.com
    Nyt.com
    Washingtonpost.com
    Slate.com
    Strategypage.com
    Defensetech.org
    Csmonitor.com
    littlegreenfootballs.com
    danieldrezner.com
    http://pajamasmedia.com/xpress/victordavishanson
     
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  27. 10sfreak

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    Sorry, but FOX NEWS it is, baby!:) That, and the 'net...
     
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  28. Rory G

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    I ain't no rightie, that's for sure!

    In order of frequency of visits:

    Huffingtonpost.com
    nytimes.com
    mediamatters.org
    crooksandliars.com
    factcheck.org
    dailykos.com
    truthdig.com
    guerrillanews.com
    smirkingchimp.com
    americablog.com

    Mags:

    The Nation
    New Yorker
    Mother Jones
    Vanity Fair

    TV:

    Countdown with Keith Olbermann
     
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  29. VikingSamurai

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    I watch Australia Network here in Japan for my Australian news, and I watch both FoxNews, BBC and CNN equally when I get a chance.

    For some reason we get some dicky International and British version of CNN here, so I don't like it much anymore.. And NHK local news here in Japan when I feel the need..

    Mainly get my internet news from Yahoo7! Australia, and ninemsn Australia, and Brisbane's Couriermail.com.au. I get my weather from the Japan Airlines site or Yahoo Japan.

    As for sports again Yahoo7! and ninemsn. Dont get me started on ESPN as it is the lowest form of sports broadcasting known to man..

    When I lived in Atlanta, I watched WSBTV2 as well as Foxnews and CNN and listened to 99x in the mornings, aswell as 640GST in the afternoons and drive. And to this day I miss my TiVo.......
     
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  30. TheShaun

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    i'll second this list! (except for thomson and telekurs, i don't know what they are) safe for me to say that you work in finance? as young noob in the financial world, can i be the bud fox to your gordon gekko? or dare i say, george soros?

    ps. i throw in some ny times and globe and mail...
     
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  31. tzinc

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    FOX is not news it is right wing republican propaganda.
     
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  32. Zets147

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    My "Latest Headlines" Tab on my internet browser which links to articles from BBC News
     
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  33. jmsx521

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    Oh, thank you! But, are we the only ones awake?
     
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  34. Feña14

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    Haha! The Daily Sport? You dark horse ;)

    For me it's the BBC news programme, website, and the Daily Mail..

    Sometimes The Sun if i'm in the mood for some extravagant stories aha :]
    Kaka to Chelsea? Only in The Sun!
     
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  35. SFrazeur

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    I have not seen one newspaper, one news magazine, or cable news channel that was not biased.

    -SF
     
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  36. jmsx521

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    Actually, if you read Adbusters -- it is not biased! 1/2 of the information in the magazine are posted messages/letters to the magazine from people like you and I. The posted messages are the news -- that we (society) are unhappy. You're also not going to see advertisements in the magazine... so, they don't have to protect the image of advertisers.

    But FoxNews is terrible!
     
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  37. TheShaun

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    did you get the new adbusters calander?
     
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  38. angharad

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    I actually just did a study on bias in the news, and every cable news channel averages about a 25% believability rate - on par with both local news and network news. Sad that people generally only believe a quarter of what comes out of a newscaster's mouth, really, but sadder that overt biases have gotten us to that point.
     
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  39. VikingSamurai

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    So that would make CNN left wing democrat propaganda ;)
     
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  40. Kaptain Karl

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    FOX goes after the GOP as much as they do anyone. The difference between them and other cable news services is FOX doesn't have only one or two "personalities" who take the non-Liberal side. (Notice, I didn't write "Conservative"; but just "non-Liberal".)

    IOW, your post is ... nuts.

    - KK
     
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    Google news

    This way I can look at several articles regarding a similar topic as different point of views are important.

    Also, The Onion.

    Slashdot for my tech news.
     
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  42. Noveson

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    ESPN in the morning;)
     
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  43. PimpMyGame

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    Haha. The Daily Sport was a bit of a joke, but I am serious when I say that it doesn't pretend to be something it's not.

    Unfortunately your choice of Daily Mail falls into that category for me. You can't get to the news for all the cheap jibes made at the Labour government.
     
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  44. Phil

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    I get my news on a daily basis from Screw Magazine, The Playboy Channel, various Japanese manga sites, boobs.com and Ogrish.com. Oh yeah, almost forgot...and the Wall Street Journal online. I'm a big news consumer.
     
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    Faux News should be labeled an "entertainment" channel because their coverage of world and US events has become laughable. The fact that a survey was done a couple of years ago indicating that a majority of Faux News viewers thought Saddam Hussein was responsible for the 9/11 attacks speaks volumes. The movie "Outfoxed" puts a lot of this in perspective and shows how comically biased this alleged news outlet really is. That said, CNN (with morons like Glen Beck in hand) and MSNBC leave a lot to be desired re: bias as well. While sites like the Drudge Report can also be mouthpieces for the left or right at least Drudge offers up some original material while also linking to many columnists and blogers and other news sites.
     
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    Its funny.. CNN was started by a left wing loony, but nobody ever says that it is a Lefty channel?.. Why is that?
     
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  47. Feña14

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    Damn right!

    The thing is though, these "cheap jibes" are in fact real news these days. Labour just set themselves up time and time again and the Mail finish it off. Good stuff.

    Plus you're guarenteed at least 2 fantastic stories about illegal immigrants/immigrants. I think today the front page was 4 out of 5 of the new jobs created by Labour are going to foreigners... crazy.
     
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  48. angharad

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    Fox News is repeatedly criticized for being a conservative mouthpiece, while both CNN and MSNBC have faced criticisms for swinging too far to both the left and right. Take two of CNN's controversies from technical glitches alone: inadvertently placing an "X" over Dick Cheney's face during a speech, and using the caption "Where's Obama?" over a picture of Osama bin Laden. One was used to accuse CNN of a liberal bias, the other to accuse them of a conservative bias. In short - CNN "splits" the biases while Fox News is only accused of being right-wing.
     
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  49. Objective Danny

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    Free Republic

    World Net Daily

    Drudge Report

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    Thomson is similar to BBG/Reuters, just not as good, same thing for Telekurs but its just wires and tickers.

    Yeah I work as a credit broker in the city, as you can imagine times are good. As long as you haven't got red braces with gold $ signs on them we are good to go, why is it a lot of the new guys still think its 1985 :). Used to swim with the sharks, got burnt and now I just stay in my little corner and broke away quietly. Keeps me sane...

    As for the special one and the pimp I love the choices of news material. I agree with Fena though, the mail has the most comedy immigrant stories, the invasion has begun. That said the Sun trumps it for the football coverage. The mirror used to be the one for the crazy stories, pity the demise of Piers. On a more serious note, the sun has about 25% market share of the UK paper market. If you add the red tops together that makes 75%ish :shock:....thats just plain scary really. Less so in these internet days but still....
     
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