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#1 8 years ago

If there's one thing that's hard to come by nowadays, it's an unbiased news source. So, basically, I want to know where you all go for news and also what news sources, in your opinion, are as fair and balanced as possible (with the exception of Fox News).

For me, one site that I have recently discovered is:

http://www.politico.com/

So far, from what I've read, it is one of the best sources for fair and balanced reports.


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#2 8 years ago

Id have to say, for good unbiased news, I quite often turn to the BBC. Its has the international version that fills my needs fairly well. The reason I do find it so good for news, is because its owned by a Government and not a Corporation like most news companies in America and Canada.


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#3 8 years ago

I don't really seek news out. I've watched CNN and FOX (briefly) in the past and they both seemed idiotic. I guess I go on google news and skim the articles there a lot. Sometimes I'll watch Colbert and see him mention something and then look more into it. Please don't read that last sentence as me getting my info from a comedy show, just saying that I'll hear about it there.

I also hear about things here on the pub or GD too.




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#4 8 years ago
Admiral Antilles;5385198Id have to say, for good unbiased news, I quite often turn to the BBC. Its has the international version that fills my needs fairly well. The reason I do find it so good for news, is because its owned by a Government and not a Corporation like most news companies in America and Canada.

BBC is great for updates on international events and fairly straight forward stories that don't delve too much into an interpretation beyond what are the facts. Reuters is not bad either.

As for where one can find good interpretation of those events, that's up to your personal views.

Personally I've liked some of what The Guardian posts in this regard, and even Al Jazeera and Haaretz. There are some other sources I go to but I won't post them as they are very "biased" I guess.x

Politico is ok if you just want a more narrow look at American politics, but there's more to the world than that.




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#5 8 years ago

I agree on Haaretz. They don't really seem to be biased, as they actually post the crimes or failures of Israel and it's army too...




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#6 8 years ago

I can't say I just use one website, I tend to visit maybe twenty in a day from all over, CNN, Yahoo, euronews, BBC, Itar tass, rian, guardian, chinadaily just to start.




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#7 8 years ago

BBC and Al Jazeera are the best for international news. Al Jazeera especially has a lot of time for 'forgotten corners' of the world, and has some excellent reports.

I also get New Internationalist magazine, and some info from blogs because I know it's biased, but their editorial content tends to be much higher quality than journalists.




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#8 8 years ago

BBC is where I go if I just need a quick summation, but honestly, multiple news sources is the best if you have the time and interest. I tend think there is a little bias everywhere, so it's far healthier to look at the news from multiple angles than any one perspective in particular.

Just like Mihail, I have a list of plenty of news sites that I visit on a daily basis, and that's usually how I start my morning. I'm a quick reader, so by the time I've had my morning smoke and a beverage, I've been to a multitude of news sources.

Additionally, when it comes to a news source with a bias, I'd much prefer that the bias they have be different, or opposite, from my views. I tend to mostly leave Fox News on in the background for this very reason. I tend to disagree more when I watch Fox than I ever would with CNN or MSNBC on the television, so I feel I'm better and actually thinking about issues more if I stick with Fox.

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#9 8 years ago

I read the NYTimes online daily, and listen to NPR when I'm in the car. This summer I had been doing a lot of reading from Haaretz due to the class I was taking. Caught me a bit by surprise.




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#10 8 years ago

I don't know but, the reason I watch Fox news is because they tell you the raw story. Just because people from the left accuse Fox as being far right, it's more like they just don't want any other reporting, or opinion. Thing is, is "I" decide to watch it, however I do check the other stations. After watching, the left wing democrat stations mainly Msnbc, it is IN YOUR FACE attacks on whoever, they really have no news. matter of fact proved by me, lol (all these animated avatars are bogging things down. !)




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