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Old 06-21-2019, 04:30 PM   #1
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Giving up on internet news

Just too many "impossible to avoid" ads. Obnoxious.

I must be alone, because it's getting worse.

Can't believe this is paying off for advertisers...

I guess they won't miss me.
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Old 06-21-2019, 04:35 PM   #2
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I'm looking for a good source of non-biased not to ad loaded news source.. I'm giving Reuters a shot at the moment. Not noticing a lot of pop-ups.
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Reuters unbiased? OK.
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Reuters unbiased? OK.
Depends who you are comparing them to, do you know of someone else I could try? I'm all ears..
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Depends who you are comparing them to, do you know of someone else I could try? I'm all ears..
There is no single such source AFAIK.
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There is no single such source AFAIK.
What about AP or UPI?
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There is no single such source AFAIK.


Nope. It’s just pick your biased news, or sometimes “news” source based on your political bubble, then call everybody who chooses differently “gullible sheep”.
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AP did not appear to be unbiased in covering the Kavanaugh hearings for example. But less bias than many sources I would say. UPI similar in my mind.

I would note the most pernicious form of bias is deciding what to cover.
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There are no good choices, IMHO. Even fabled NPR offers 'news' that includes editorial comments, errors, or leaves out facts that do not support the reporter's spin. Sometimes all three are there. Very sad.
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Old 06-21-2019, 07:08 PM   #10
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Personally I like to gather my news from a variety of sources, with multiple different "leanings" - because the truth is usually somewhere in the middle.

One can always search out the source that matches ones own worldview, but then one tends to never have to think differently, or consider alternate takes. My twitter feed includes left and right and mainstream, because I don't want to just sit in an echo chamber. Of course if one believes their beliefs are never to be questioned, just pick one channel/site, and throw away the remote.

As far as news sites, ad block and incognito browsing are good friends.
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Old 06-21-2019, 07:22 PM   #11
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I've stopped watching the national news.I don't want politics 24/7/365.There are other things going on in the world. When something big happens that the media covers, I'll tune in.
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Just too many "impossible to avoid" ads. Obnoxious.

I must be alone, because it's getting worse.

Can't believe this is paying off for advertisers...

I guess they won't miss me.
For the Ads try ublock Origin - an extension for Chrome that effectively blocks almost all popups and ads.

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/d...jbkeiagm?hl=en
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I watch the local news on TV. Gives me the weather, local news and events, and just a bit of the national junkyard.
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I haven't gone to zero, but I watch and read far less news than I did a year ago and prior. I just got to the point where I couldn't reconcile anything I was reading/viewing so I bowed out. When you watch/read the major news feeds, it's like two completely different worlds. Now, I just watch the local news and the thing I actually pay attention to is the weather. While not extreamly accurate, it doesn't seem to have any built in bias that I can detect.
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I use Google News, Reuters, BBC, NPR. Reuters and AlJazeera apps on the telly are good.
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I've stopped watching the national news.I don't want politics 24/7/365.There are other things going on in the world. When something big happens that the media covers, I'll tune in.
Same here, and many of my friends are practicing the same sanity. Also, we have cancelled the Houston Chronicle as many of my friends and neighbors have done.
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With everything being so polarized it is difficult to hear respectful viewpoints or have a discussion to debate viewpoints.
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'The word is not the thing.'

1964 I took Communications 101 at the UW. One text was Language in Thought and Action.

I have recently bought a paperback of 5th edition. Makes me chuckle when I channel surf the news.

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Old 06-21-2019, 09:23 PM   #20
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I had a minor in Journalism in college. I know now that I was completely wasting my time and tuition.

I try to stay away from any political activity in any news. Keeps my blood pressure down.
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