How We Keep Up With News

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  1. saturneptune

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    How do you keep up with the news? Many of our posts, especially in politics and current events are driven by where we get our information.

    I stay away from ABC, NBC, and CBS. The only exception is sometimes I watch CNBC for business news. I read the Drudge Report, and scan the web sites for Fox and CNN. Sometimes I read BBC articles. Depending on the subject, somethings I read local publications. Does anyone else read the Christian Science Monitor?
     
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    Been my experience that the mainstream media ignores more news than it covers. Most of the sources you mention do it routinely. They also treat it like a sporting event. Their studios and special effects looks like something straight out of the mind of Vince McMahon. That's probably why it's declining in popularity while the alternative news and information sites are exploding.

    Of course Washington will pass a bill to remedy that soon. One just passed the house, matter of fact. Did the mainstream media inform you about it? Google CISPA.

    Ever wonder how much you're missing by relying on the mainstream media to inform you? Hint, it's more than can even be imagined. :smilewinkgrin:
     
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    Drudge is a pretty good source for a lot of news, he's equally visceral towards both parties. Also I keep up with AP and Reuters via Twitter. Most days I start off with my iPad and FT (Financial Times) and Bloomberg. Of course my desert is ESPN and SI.

    Otherwise I follow a lot of blogs on my RSS reader. That is mostly theology though.
     
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    Youtube is good, IF you can not let the news get to you and IF you can keep in mind that everything presented as news does have the very real possibility of being false. But it's a lot better than the junk I hear on the T.V. these days.
     
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    Why? - 21 Unanswered Questions That They Don't Want You To Look Into

    Do you ever get the feeling that the mainstream media is feeding you a very watered-down and twisted version of the news? Do you ever get the feeling that the federal government does not believe that the American people can actually be trusted with the truth? It is exasperating to realize that the news that the public is being fed every single day is very heavily filtered and very heavily censored. In a world where "spin" is everything, simply telling the truth is a revolutionary act. Fortunately, the Internet has helped fuel the rise of the alternative media, and millions of Americans that are starting to wake up are turning to the alternative media for answers to their unanswered questions. Increasingly, people are becoming willing to question the orthodoxy that is being shoved down their throats by the major news networks, and that is a very good thing. The world is becoming an incredibly unstable place, and it is more imperative than ever that we all learn to think for ourselves. We live during a time of great deception, and the lies are going to get even bigger and even more bold in the years to come. If we don't know why we believe what we believe, then we are in danger of falling for just about anything.

    See the 21 questions here.
     
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    I get the feeling...all...the...time. Literately.
     
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    Hmmm. I thought I was the only one. :smilewinkgrin:
     
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    I do think the media creates the myth of a difference between the two major parties. If a third party ever threatened to take power from one or both, watch the Democrats and Republicans super glue themselves to each other as a united front. In an odd sense, they protect each other's power.
     
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    Yep.....I check out Drudge, FNC, Free Republic, Michelle Malkin, Atlas Shrugs, JihadWatch, WND, and Jerusalem Post, among others. Sometimes just to see what the other side is saying, I check out MSNBC, but they are all so radical, hateful, rude, and downright trashy over there, I can only watch a few minutes before getting sick to my stomach. Sometimes I check out CNN, too, but they are so liberal biased, it's hard to watch an entire segment.
     
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    One of my favorite ways to sniff out media bias is to watch a political event on C-SPAN. Whether a speech, a campaign stop, or actual Congress in session. Watch C-SPAN and then read the news coverage of it later in the day, or the next day. The spin is incredible. There have been many times that I question the writer of the news story as to whether or not they actually were present or otherwise watched the event.

    How do I get the news? Not from the big media players like CBS, ABC, NBC, or FOX. I have Google News set up to deliver me subject matter I'm interested in from a variety of sources.
     
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    C Span is an excellent source.
     
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    One thing they all seem to agree on these days. If you do not like the way they run things you are a threat to be dealt with. One way or another. For your own saftey of course.

    That's why the presdient and congress (both parties) absolutely need the power to search you without warrants, arrest you without charge, imprison you without trial or if all that fails kill you without any evidence of wrong doing on your part.

    You don't see either party turning down these powers do you? And where's the mainstream media in all this? It's there to convince us that letting the government (both parties) grab this amount of power is okay. Because "this is an emergency" there's a threat under every door mat so government needs these powers to keep us safe.
     
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    Well, I read the Current event and Politics forums on the BB of course!


    ;)
     
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    LOL, yes I have a subscription to the publication, otherwise known as the Targus and In the Light Post.
     
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    Absolutely not.

    Exhibit A:
    A person at a Romney rally yelled out that Obama should be tried for treason. Romney ignored the heckler.

    It made the CSM.

    Romney: President Obama should not be tried for treason

    Obama's likely Republican opponent told reporters after a campaign rally Monday in Cleveland that 'no, of course' the president should not be tried for such an offense.

    http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Latest...esident-Obama-should-not-be-tried-for-treason
     

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