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Mar 3, 2024 - 6:26:14 AM
40821 posts since 3/5/2008

What is your best place to find the News..in your opinion..of course..

Edited by - STUD figmo Al on 03/03/2024 06:27:01

Mar 3, 2024 - 6:35:44 AM

slammer

USA

4496 posts since 12/30/2008

The NEWS button on my IPad / BHO/ Facebook forums/ and looking out my window!!!
Not necessarily in that order!!!
Slammer!!!

Mar 3, 2024 - 6:44:21 AM
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RB3

USA

1981 posts since 4/12/2004

New York Times

Mar 3, 2024 - 7:23:23 AM

61888 posts since 12/14/2005

Stephen Colbert on Youtube, since reality is absurd, and he makes a pretty good living just pointing that out.

Mar 3, 2024 - 7:35:21 AM
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1633 posts since 11/10/2022

My pet chicken Flash. She makes more sense.

Edited by - NotABanjoYoda on 03/03/2024 07:35:38

Mar 3, 2024 - 7:51:02 AM

40821 posts since 3/5/2008

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My pet chicken Flash. She makes more sense.


Peck Holler...News.. ;0)

Mar 3, 2024 - 8:17:02 AM
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Bill Rogers (Moderator)

USA

27869 posts since 6/25/2005

As a confirmed news junkie, I subscribe to both the New York Times and Washington Post web versions. They do a pretty good job on national and international news, including highlighting California news. Both offer a spectrum of opinion pieces. I also get California news from Channel 3 (NBC) in Sacramento and the local Lodi paper, which is struggling to stay afloat. I watch CNN for breaking-news headlines, but not its in-depth opinion/analysis coverage. My choices are influenced by my background as a student and teacher of American history and government, a couple of years as a reporter in both print and radio, and by my later-in-life law-school degree. — As a sports fan I read (all on the internet) The Athletic, which comes with the Times, and ESPN, MLB Network, MLB Trade Rumors, and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch; the latter two I subscribe to. (The P-D because I’m a life-long Cardinal fan and a U of MO alum.]. [If I lived in Southern California, I would subscribe also to the Los Angeles Times.]

Edited by - Bill Rogers on 03/03/2024 08:29:43

Mar 3, 2024 - 8:28:36 AM
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banjo bill-e

Tuvalu

13729 posts since 2/22/2007

I do not trust any single source anymore. I can't rely on what is reported, what is reported is so slanted as to be of little value, and much of import is not reported at all.

Mar 3, 2024 - 8:30:22 AM

211 posts since 11/8/2014

TheBBC for USA feed gives a good perspective, CNN, Washington Post
For fast moving events I have gone to Twitter, but no more.

Mar 3, 2024 - 8:38:27 AM

Owen

Canada

14823 posts since 6/5/2011

News, or accurate/complete/balanced news?   

I think* that a healthy bit  of skepticism  [i.e. just a minute / this doesn't sound quite right] coupled with an "it'll all come out in the wash" mindset generally keeps me on a somewhat even keel.

I watch/listen to what Canada's national networks [CBC, CTV, Global] put out, but IF there's significant scope to interpret/mislead/??  my "just a minute here" is at the ready.   I know that the networks very likely aren't be the "best place,"  but I can't muster the wherewithal to reduce the time 'til the next wash day.

* = I expect others see it as me fooling (?) myself into thinking (?), but ....... ??

Edited by - Owen on 03/03/2024 08:49:22

Mar 3, 2024 - 8:50:30 AM

Bill Rogers (Moderator)

USA

27869 posts since 6/25/2005

One of the problems with reporting is that it is absolutely impossible to report all that ideally should be reported. I never worked with reporters who slanted their coverage. But all reporters leave much unreported for reasons of time and accessibility. Editors then cut reports further, and may choose what they omit in ways that offer more from one side of a controversial issue. Also note the many stories where one or both sides of an issue have to be reported without comment from the subjects of the story. That may “slant” the story, but that is effectively the choice of the subjects, not the reporters or editors. A good analogy would be refereeing a college or professional basketball game. Even the best officials miss more calls than they make because the job is basically impossible to do completely. Same as reporting the news. —— Still the best book for understanding big-time news reporting is All the President's Men  by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward. If you've never read it, I recommend it. It keeps your attention even though you know the outcome.

Mar 3, 2024 - 9:22:41 AM
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doryman

USA

1478 posts since 11/26/2012

Multiple sources. New York Times, Wall Street Journal, my local weekly rag. For specific topics in science, I turn to peer-reviewed journals that also publish subject specific news pieces. I think that it's important to remember that there is a difference between "slanted" and "perspective." I don't usually agree with the editorial board of the Wall Street Journal, but I understand their perspective and, thus, the reporting is useful to me. To me, "slanting" implies a deliberate intent to deceive, with no integrity, which is different than a serious news source that writes with the interests of a particular audience in mind. There's nuance, of course.

Mar 3, 2024 - 9:41:30 AM

12674 posts since 8/22/2006

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Originally posted by banjo bill-e

^^^ Don't put words in my mouth! I said what I said and it does not need editing by you. That is rude and insulting and totally uncalled for. You know nothing about me and so have no basis whatsoever to make such a slander. That was nothing but a slam post and should not be allowed here.


I've fact checked you so many times on this hangout.  I'm frankly surprised by how much you get away with here, I stand by what I wrote. 


Wow you must be a joy to be around at parties. Fact checking someone "so many times" Where I come from we call that stalking. Hey Mike is that you?

Edited by - 5B-Ranch on 03/03/2024 09:45:05

Mar 3, 2024 - 9:47:58 AM
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3003 posts since 2/4/2013

I imagine the best place is Ground News if you want to understand where the stories are coming from.

In the UK it's probably the BBC and Sky News.

Personally I mainly look at three websites. The left leaning Guardian, the right leaning Telegraph and the right leaning tabloid The Mail. The first two are quite good with news. I also listen to some news on the BBC.

Mar 3, 2024 - 10:16:26 AM

40821 posts since 3/5/2008

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Originally posted by GrahamHawker

I imagine the best place is Ground News if you want to understand where the stories are coming from.

In the UK it's probably the BBC and Sky News.

Personally I mainly look at three websites. The left leaning Guardian, the right leaning Telegraph and the right leaning tabloid The Mail. The first two are quite good with news. I also listen to some news on the BBC.


I actually do the same...

Multipul sites n venues..

 

But ..like you i stick with the ones that make the most sense to me..

Given me exspierances..in life..

Mar 3, 2024 - 10:56:08 AM

291 posts since 4/7/2023

Bad news travels fast the world and politics is so worrysome, tho' misery finds me sooner or later by chance or hearsay...no, I don't have any wish to hit that news button..

Edited by - Dempsey-T2 on 03/03/2024 10:57:03

Mar 3, 2024 - 11:09:05 AM
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Texasbanjo (Moderator)

USA

29963 posts since 8/3/2003

Okay, I've hidden several posts that were flaming of other members. That's enough. Any more and we'll have a time out ... you know who I'm talking about.

Let's keep it civil so this thread can stay alive.

Mar 3, 2024 - 11:28:08 AM

1633 posts since 11/10/2022

Flash the chicken reports:

" BHO doomed from the start to become a flame war"

More to follow, stay tuned.

Mar 3, 2024 - 11:50:40 AM
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14931 posts since 1/15/2005

Each morning I click on “news” on my IPhone to catch up. It will have current articles from just about all news sources, including the Washington Post, Reuters, Wall Street Journal, Guardian, etc., etc. You will only get one or two articles from the same source, as you have to pay for full access for most sources, but you can find plenty to keep you up to date. You can also see the slant/prejudice on the different sources and decide for yourself which ones are more accurate.

Mar 3, 2024 - 1:47:39 PM

12674 posts since 8/22/2006

One of my many sources being I’m an equal opportunistic news surfer.

yahoo.com/news/oklahoma-school...3635.html

What responsible adult in charge did not see this as a negative. I'm guessing the key word would be responsible?

Edited by - 5B-Ranch on 03/03/2024 13:48:03

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