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Old 03-07-2005, 10:52 AM   #21
 
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I just left a job where reading many sources of news was part of the description - I've narrowed my news reading to the following:

Wall Street Journal - they don't pander to 6th grade educations
BBC online
CNN online (just to see how they worded their news stories compared to BBC)
Christian Science Monitor

All of the above was while I was living in Europe - we also read the International Herald Tribune and various other foreign language newspapers - I also like the UK based Financial Times for great articles as well - like the WSJ

While here in the US - I use WSJ, BBC online, CNN online and Lehrer NewsHour - I'm also a fan of the McLauglin Group.

I find Fox News format very annoying - they use a lot of visual/aural stimulus that is overwhelming to me (very bright colors and bantering between their reporters that sounds like they are talking about inside jokes - plus they seem to be very confrontational with no facilitation - disturbing to me)

Network news both local and national are very bland and tend to focus on what I consider garbage (stars lives, glossing over issues and opinionated commentary on the stories).

For me what is important is being able to detect the filter or bias of the person delivering the news, hence the reason why I seek out several sources to ascertain the facts versus speculation.

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Re: Good Evening from CBS ABC NBC NPR FOX CNN MSNB
Old 03-07-2005, 11:31 AM   #22
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I do like John Stewart's Daily Show as a parady of the news.
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it was implied that anyone who could control their bowel movements and didn't attend early-bird specials watched network news.

Disclaimer: This is a CHP! Speaking of totally hot steamin' crap, the network news tops. I wouldnt watch that junk at gunpoint.

I use Yahoo's "news clipper" to find the news that interests me. World, local, financial etc.


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Old 03-07-2005, 06:32 PM   #24
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We have the Baltimore Sun which is totally biased towards the left. Subscriptions here are way down.
I watch Fox News in the morning and evening.
PS I would not invest in Martha right now.
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Personal favs:

National Newspaper Wall Street Journal
Network News FOX
Financial mag MONEY
National Radio Program Rush Limbaugh

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PS I would not invest in Martha right now.
So would you short MSO?

Her business situation & fan base seems to defy the application of logic.
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NPR, NYT online, Barron's.

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Network news: only time would consider watching...i.e., staying in a hotel, nothing to do at 6 or 11 pm, remember colleagues refer to partic. commercials, would watch the networks to see if I could catch any of those clever commercials.
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I do get the Sunday Los Angeles Times, regularly check CNN, sometimes listen to NPR but most of all I read

The Economist

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BBC incl. news.bbc.co.uk

But most of all TELETEXT, a great invention that never made it from Europe to the US it seems. Its been around for 20+ years, and like the web its a page based info service. It uses the sidebands of TV broadcasts to carry extra text based semi-interactive info.
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I watch Japanese television news (NHK, TBS, JNN, others), and read the Asahi Shimbun daily. We also get CNN, BBC and Fox via cable; the BBC is generally watchable (though I don't have much interest in British internal affairs, so don't tune in very often), but the other two drive me absolutely nuts within seconds of tuning in. What a bunch of idiots.

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CNBC, MSNBC, Fox News, and CNN during the day. In the evening local news. Over night the BBC World Service on the local PBS FM station. I also have a shortwave radio and listen to Radio Australia and Radio New Zealand early in the mornng here. Although there has been a decline in the number of countries that broadcast on SW, SW radio still gives me a different perspective on the world news
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