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Left 10 8.85%
Lean left 35 30.97%
Center 25 22.12%
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Old 03-05-2019, 09:54 AM   #1
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What is the overall bias of your news sources?

I was wondering about political bias nowadays and my actual news source biases. Then I took a look at this link on Media Bias Ratings: https://www.allsides.com/media-bias/media-bias-ratings

It told me what others think of the various news sources biases. And I could vote on what I thought of those sources too.

This poll is NOT about your political thoughts. Rather it is about what you tend to read. PLEASE, let's not get into political discussions and so we can keep the poll going. Thanks!

Example: Say someone reads The Wall Street Journal News (not editorical) and Bloomberg. These are both rated CENTER and if you agreed with those ratings you'd select CENTER in the poll. Maybe you disagreed with the AllSides rating and thought they LEAN RIGHT. Note this is not about the opinion or editorial sections of those sources. So then you'd put LEAN RIGHT for your news sources.
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Here is a graphic from that link showing some of the more popular news sources and the ratings given by people voting on the site:



BTW, I tend to agree with these ratings but not exactly all of them.
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I try to stick with news sources that reinforce my biases and areas of ignorance.
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This poll is NOT about your political thoughts. Rather it is about what you tend to read. PLEASE, let's not get into political discussions and so we can keep the poll going. Thanks!
A snowball's chance in Hell this will happen...
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I try to stick with news sources that reinforce my biases and areas of ignorance.
Sorry, not a poll choice but that is a good one.
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The words news and bias are an oxymoron.

At least that's what I remember hearing, once upon a time .
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I'm going to bet on the snowball i.e. our forum members will be respectful and act in a responsible manner.
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My money is on Porky.
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Here's my favorite news coverage from last week.

Most of us can agree (no matter which way leaning) the pizza photobomb is hilarious .

https://ktvq.com/news/trending/2019/...za-snack-bomb/

Sometimes, you just gotta chow down unaware of surroundings .
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I purposely seek out a few sources from across the larger part of the curve. I follow journalists from the most of the columns.

The point for me isn't to find a source that provides me with confirmation bias, but that makes me want to seek out more to find out other sides of the story.
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Here's my favorite news coverage from last week.

Most of us can agree (no matter which way leaning) the pizza photobomb is hilarious .

https://ktvq.com/news/trending/2019/...za-snack-bomb/

Sometimes, you just gotta chow down unaware of surroundings .
I'm pretty sure that guy did an AMA(ask me anything) on Reddit post bombing.
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The point for me isn't to find a source that provides me with confirmation bias, but that makes me want to seek out more to find out other sides of the story.
I agree. I'm trying to broaden my news sources. But I want to stay away from highly biased reporting which tends to just upset me. I read very few opinion pieces nowadays.
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I have a love/hate relationship for the news. I long for reporting of *facts* and not opinions but this is very difficult to find. It seems like no matter the source, it will be skewed in one direction or another...rarely will it tell me the "whole story."

I think this is somewhat due to the conglomerate ownership of the news sources and the severe reduction in editorial staff. Thankfully, for the the areas that I am *extremely* interested in, I will seek out information from those that are actually "in the know" which is usually not a reporter or news source.
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I'm pretty sure that guy did an AMA(ask me anything) on Reddit post bombing.
I read that everyone assumed he was an intern but instead is a student who attended the hearing as he wanted to witness history. Also have read that a gofund me page was set up for him to buy him more pizza .

Back to the original topic, I look for news that isn't too biased. I don't like programs that perform in gotcha interviews or screaming matches where folks try to talk over one another.

I struggle finding unbiased news is also entertaining to read. The new home page I read, seems a mix of news a clickbait that I find is a bit exhausting to read . I'd read an article, then at times ask myself, how is that really newsworthy? Good thing I'm retired so have to time to waste .
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The words news and bias are an oxymoron.

At least that's what I remember hearing, once upon a time .
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Of course my news sources are all unbiased and totally objective.
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I'd agree with the majority of the chart. It's not too difficult to see most bias.

My biggest problem with today's news reporting is quality vs. quantity. There's plenty of stuff.
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I try to stick with news sources that reinforce my biases and areas of ignorance.
Exactly my approach....otherwise I get confused, and then I get a headache.
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