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Old 09-22-2010, 12:22 PM   #41
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Old 09-22-2010, 01:06 PM   #42
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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.
I would prefer to get my news presented matter-of-factly, untainted by a third party viewpoint preferably. I have a brain, I can use it to make up my own opinion.

Can anyone point me to any such news outlet in America?
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From DH. He's on the computer before I am, so I ask if anything is goin' on. I get a five word summary....then have my coffee.
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I get the local newspaper delivered every morning. Find lots of interesting tidbits about my locale that I'd never know otherwise. For example, this morning, an article describing how the primary natural gas supply pipe for SoCal Gas Co. runs less than 100' from where I am currently sitting. Installed in the 50's and apparently according to the gas co. there is nothing to worry about, since it's designed to last a long, long time. That and smart pigs running in it who knows how often. Looking at the corrosion on the pipe coming out of the ground feeding my gas meter and house doesn't make me too comforted, since it looks about to have been corroded through about now. Amazing how much freaking crime there is nearby too.

Otherwise I only get news from you guys here. I figure if its worth knowing somebody will bring it up!
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Old 09-22-2010, 07:44 PM   #46
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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.
Since no one mentioned it (or I missed it), the Google news page is my main source for news. Since they post headlines from many sources it makes it pretty easy to seek out what might be less slanted views, or I can purposely choose what I consider a heavily biased source (right or left), just to see what those people are making of the story. I may not agree, but since this world is made up of some of both extremes, I like to keep tabs on it.

And, as was just mentioned, this forum. It does tend to hit the news items of interest to this group that I might overlook otherwise. Plus the radio some of the day, if I'm away from the computer and want to know if aliens are attacking. GMA in the AM, just to wake up and get news/weather and a little entertainment.

I hear 'ya lets-retire, I don't have cable so I can't really comment on how slanted the cable Fox news is, but I find it a little amusing that someone can call that out as biased (I don't doubt it), but list the huffingtonpost.com as if it isn't!

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I would prefer to get my news presented matter-of-factly, untainted by a third party viewpoint preferably. I have a brain, I can use it to make up my own opinion.
So would I. Unfortunately I have not found any source that presents news without any spin. That is why I try to check sources from both sides of the spectrum.
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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.
Yep, that's how I see it, too. BTW, which group do I swing with? I can't figure out which direction the Onion leans. I need to know, so I can belong. Somewhere.
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BTW, which group do I swing with? I can't figure out which direction the Onion leans. I need to know, so I can belong. Somewhere.
Maybe you belong with the crowd that reads The Rutabaga...
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A mix of 2 local papers in print and/or their on line sites, some on line papers or broadcast sources, a bit of radio -- local with NPR, CBS, etc., some broadcast while in car on XM with CNN, CNBC, or MSNBC. Very little TV--no cable in house. What do I avoid...anything to do with FOX...just find them to be offensive even though I'm a long time political independent.
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Guitar Player, Vintage Guitar Magazine, Rolling Stone (although Rolling Stone doesn't really have much useful Guitar related news) , oh & Autoweek.

DW is looking over my shoulder, and she sells sea shells by the sea shore, er, I mean she says Internet, Radio (a bit), and a smidgen of TV.

My answer was pretty accurate though.
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My comment wasn't meant to point a finger at anybody. It was simply an observation.
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My comment wasn't meant to point a finger at anybody. It was simply an observation.
It's somewhat amusing to me that people seek to listen to whomever parrots their pov; kind of like looking in the mirror saying "yeah, you right"...
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I get all of my news from FOX, MSNBC, & ER.org because they are fair and balanced and non-partisan.
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Old 10-03-2010, 03:50 AM   #57
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The Financial Times
SCMP ( a local paper)
Bloomberg (not really useful - but I leave it on as background when reading other material)
CNBC (ditto)
TVB (a local TV station)
PFBlogs
2-3 Brokers
Finet (a HK financial industry news aggregator and data site)
FNArena (an Australian research aggregator)
2-3 news letter which I get either daily or less frequently
Conversations with colleagues, clients and other people
My wife also reads the Chinese language HK property magazines/newspapers and gives me a summary

For hobbies, I read interest publications relevant to the hobbies (when I have time)
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Hard News: Philadelphia Inquirer, New York Times, The BBC, The Christian Science Monitor, USA Today. Fluff:The Huffington Post, The Daily Beast, Salon......or any other news aggregator
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Hard copy - local newspaper and Financial Times when I get to read it for free. For news on celebrities, I just hang around the magazine shops and flip them for ten minutes or so.
Online - bloomberg, marketwatch, google and yahoo.
TV - local channels, CNBC, BBC
when something big happen that is bordering on a scandal, then of course - gossip gossip.
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