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Old 09-19-2010, 07:04 PM   #21
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In addition to the internet, I listen to a libertarian/tea party talk show on am radio with morning coffee. At night, I listen to the last 1/2 hour of local news (mostly for the weather) then watch "mom" on ABC news then PBS News Hour. Late night, I watch Charlie Rose. I try to get various slants on the days major topics.
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Old 09-19-2010, 08:26 PM   #22
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Old 09-19-2010, 10:13 PM   #23
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Print sources: Washington Post on Sundays but mostly Internet sites like the Post's, CNN, BBC, and a handful of others.

Television: PBS Newshour a few times a week and 60 Minutes when it's not in re-runs. We don't have cable but I can pick up an ongoing Japanese news program (in English) - NHK. Japan-centric, of course, but interesting.

I get most of my news via podcast, which I can listen to while standing up in a crowded subway train. Daily podcast summary from the NY Times and the half-dozen or so weekly podcasts from the Economist (highly recommended - and free). I also listen to a daily podcast of Taiwan news.
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Old 09-19-2010, 11:42 PM   #24
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I pretty much dropped out of the news sources when I started watching Spanish language television and I couldn't be happier. It's wonderful not being exposed to national news. I occasionally watch local news on TV, usually because I'm watching out for weather forecasts. I also watch the weather channel occasionally.

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Old 09-20-2010, 06:08 AM   #25
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CNN, Bloomberg, CNBC, BBC, Market Watch.com, and lots of blogs
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Old 09-20-2010, 06:22 AM   #26
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Drudge Report

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CNN.com

MSNBC.com

DW watches TV news, but by then I've seen most of what they have via Internet.
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I'm sure that I am not alone, but for me, the news as presented on TV has (normally) become more of another entertainment program...and so FOX is high on my list when I do watch it every 2-3 months or so....it can be much funnier and even more entertaining than any of the other 500+ channels
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I get headline news (i.e. did the world end today?) from a variety of sources, including CNN, Yahoo, Fox, etc. Use to watch talk shows and pundits, but decided it was mostly hot air...

Like others have said, I'm much happier when I don't watch the news...
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Old 09-20-2010, 05:57 PM   #29
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I get my news from the BBC (in the evening) and Bloomberg (background noise in the morning when I am getting ready for w*rk). I subscribe to the WSJ online edition and scan through it in the morning, read it a little closer in the evening. I read the local newspaper on line also. My son tells me I need to start watching the Colbert Report and Jon Stewart so that I really know what is going on.
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Drudge, Newsmax for an overview. I view them as the Wiki of news, a good place to start but not really the end all.

Money, Wall Street Journal, Fox, CNN, Guardian, BBC, Local rag and internet TV sites, Yahoo, Fedsmith, mish-mash of other sites for follow-up on interesting stories or anything that I feel might be spun.
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Old 09-21-2010, 09:03 AM   #31
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For local news, News12, my local cable TV news station here on Long Island. I used to view Newsday's (Long Island's major newspaper) website but they started charging those who were not subscribers to its print edition or to Cablevisions's (Newsday's parent company) premium service (I have their basic package) so I stopped with them.

For broader news, PBS and CNN (including its website). Unfortunately, my local cable TV provider has some of its channels on that thing which requires a special box (HD?) to see them and I won't pay them for it. Therefore, I no longer get MSNBC or CSPAN/2 along with several other channels.

I do watch the Sunday morning news shows but they all air at the same time so it is tough to watch them all. Not having MSNBC any more prevents me from watching reruns of NBC's shows (MTP and Chris Matthews) later on Sunday. Sadly, I can still watch Fox News Channel although most of their "news" shows sicken me.

I also get some of my news from Jon Stewart, Colbert, and Jay Leno, as they are far more fun to watch!
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Drudge, Newsmax for an overview. I view them as the Wiki of news, a good place to start but not really the end all.

Money, Wall Street Journal, Fox, CNN, Guardian, BBC, Local rag and internet TV sites, Yahoo, Fedsmith, mish-mash of other sites for follow-up on interesting stories or anything that I feel might be spun.
Oh, you mean everything...
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Old 09-21-2010, 09:54 AM   #33
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Daily: Wall St. Journal, MarketWatch, Squawk Box every morning (think I'm the only devotee here); also, BBC for so objective a view as I can get over here, Kiplingers...but anything I can find on the net also.
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Old 09-21-2010, 10:10 AM   #34
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Mostly internet - BBCnews.com, CNN.com, Huffingtonpost.com and MSNBC.com and CBC.com (Canadian news). I hardly watch television. I can't stand the blatant disregard for journalistic integrity, particularly on Fox so it's one channel I will never watch.
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Good point. I was more referring to things like 10 soldiers killed in Afghanistan, or a bridge fell down in Tennessee, or a hurricane is brewing in the Atlantic as stories that don't get too much spin.
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DD has learned a valuable life lesson. She w*rks as a receptionist in an office where they have a TV on the wall showing CNN all day. She used to call us with the exciting news stories of the day (balloon boy, etc). Then she came to realize that they get pretty much anything breaking wrong, and even later don't clarify their errors. That was good. Now, however, she's reached a point where she can block it all out so effectively that when we mention something newsie, she didn't even know it happened. Excellent skill to develop so young.
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Good point. I was more referring to things like 10 soldiers killed in Afghanistan, or a bridge fell down in Tennessee, or a hurricane is brewing in the Atlantic as stories that don't get too much spin.
That's really all I want from "news" coverage. I can get viewpoints from all the opinionated assholes pundits of every stripe on radio, tv, interweb, etc., if I'm in the mood for it...
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I listen to NPR and read our local newspaper. It seems that most of the news broadcasting has an agenda, and I don't like the hype and hysteria. The news appears to be slanted, depending upon who is the sponsor. Besides, we don't have a TV
I think the news is slanted on NPR..............
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I also enjoy a variety:
NPR, CNN, NY Times, CNBC, CSPANs, BBC, and occasionally MSNBC
Local news on the radio and local news internet sites
Newsy on my iPad

(I used to watch FBN but I dumped them when the Fox News slant became evident there too. I won't let Fox News in my space or spirit.)
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I've noticed many people here are saying they get their news from several sources, but if you actually look at their sources they are either mostly left or mostly right leaning sources. Few actually get their news from sources with opposing viewpoints. Interesting.
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