Date registered: Aug 2005
Location: Lawrence, KS (USA)
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Originally Posted by Botnst
This calls for a poll concerning where we get our news.
For instance, I get most of my news from a combination of my local paper and the Google News website that is my home page. Most of the rest I get from BBC & NY Times online. That's what I would call straight news.
For commentary, I look to this site, primarily and secondarily at another site. Folks who post political/social opinion here are hardly worse than the overpaid pundits on TV, radio or in the papers and news mags. In many instances I have seen better reasoning here than by paid pundits, especially from folks whose opinions I oppose. A big plus online is the feedback -- ideas can be tested in the crucible. That is only partially true of traditional media. Does anybody think that Jonothan Alter or Rush Limbaugh give a poop what we think of their opinions? And given that those same opinions are often expressed here, it allows for rebuttal and testing of ideas.
I often watch MSNBC and FoxNews at lunchtime as I like Nora ODonnel (who appear's porking-up to Limbaughesque proportions, BTW) and I like FoxNews straight TV coverage. You can keep their op/ed folks.
TV news FOX News
Online news The Drudge Report
Local news paper for local news
The only thing I like on MSNBC is Imus In The Morning!
NPR, like PBS, is a communist conspiracy!
Don't believe everything you think
Last edited by Jayhawk; 04-07-2007 at 02:38 PM.