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    I was wondering how you guys kept informed about news in your country or around the world? Do you watch the news on TV, read news online, and on what websites?
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    It is kind of rude. If you ask something, you need to answer first.

    Definatly not TV, beacuse of high corruptions and I feel old to read news on social media. My sources are mostly online local newspapers and just BBC-DW-Euro-Indepent which has Turkish versions

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    Open television - News - Jornal Nacional - Rede Globo de Televisão



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    I personally like DW (deutsche welle), as the "Liberal" German biases somehow coincide with my own.
    But my tactic when going for mainstream media is going for both sides of the political spectrum and often deduce the truth myself somewhere in the middle.
    When it comes to international news regarding events of importance, say China US trade/relations I check CNN/MSNBC and the like on one hand of the political spectrum in the US then FOX on the other hand, before looking at Chinese state media. Again I deduce the truth somewhere in the middle after taking into account the obvious biases.

    I mainly follow the news online, but I guess at least on YouTube the mainstream media posts snippets from what appears on TV. Other than that most of the media I consume is in writing (online).
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    I've sort of blocked a lot of it out lately. It's all biased one way or another. Online sites are no better than TV. It's always someone or a group of people preaching to the choir.

    I used to switch between CNN and Fox with a bit of MSNBC. That way I figured all the facts would come out, pro and con any particular thing. Can't watch MSNBC anymore. The worst possible combination of traits is in their anchors: stupidity and substandard education, arrogance, and bias.

    I used to read The New York Times and Washington Post. Cancelled both.

    I watch my local news station and read the local paper. That, at least, is often useful.

    Saw a few highlights from the Democratic Convention and turned it off. Someone who can't pass the Illinois Bar Exam after three tries has no business making policy pronouncements on anything. For crying out loud, I passed the New York, California, Illinois, Massachusetts and Connecticut Bar over the course of five days, first try, and I was barely able to study at all because my mother was in the hospital for the entire six weeks of the prep reviews. What were you doing going to school for it if you're incapable of passing the licensing exam.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Boreas View Post
    It is kind of rude. If you ask something, you need to answer first.
    I don't see why it's rude, especially considering that I am the site owner and I regularly post news articles from my favourite sources. These are BBC News, The Guardian and The Economist. I don't watch news on TV any more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angela View Post
    I've sort of blocked a lot of it out lately. It's all biased one way or another. Online sites are no better than TV. It's always someone or a group of people preaching to the choir.

    I used to switch between CNN and Fox with a bit of MSNBC. That way I figured all the facts would come out, pro and con any particular thing. Can't watch MSNBC anymore. The worst possible combination of traits is in their anchors: stupidity and substandard education, arrogance, and bias.

    I used to read The New York Times and Washington Post. Cancelled both.

    I watch my local news station and read the local paper. That, at least, is often useful.

    Saw a few highlights from the Democratic Convention and turned it off. Someone who can't pass the Illinois Bar Exam after three tries has no business making policy pronouncements on anything. For crying out loud, I passed the New York, California, Illinois, Massachusetts and Connecticut Bar over the course of five days, first try, and I was barely able to study at all because my mother was in the hospital for the entire six weeks of the prep reviews. What were you doing going to school for it if you're incapable of passing the licensing exam.
    Agree with most of your points. I did not cancel/filter out any of the media you mentioned though, sometimes it is good to understand the biases and positions of various groups, weather you agree with them is another matter.

    You passed five bars? WOW. That is some dedication, and feat. Knowing state laws can be so different from state to state, congrats.
    I watched some snippets too, but did not delve to much as it was the typical lines I was expecting to hear, so nothing out of the ordinary/interesting.
    Who was this person that could not pass the bar in three tries? And how are they trusted to push policy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maciamo View Post
    I don't see why it's rude, especially considering that I am the site owner and I regularly post news articles from my favourite sources. These are BBC News, The Guardian and The Economist. I don't watch news on TV any more.
    Check out the Daily Mail from time to time ;) ... I love the British humor, weather intentional or not xD. (hope my sarcasm is not lost over text)


    PS: Do you find The Economist biased at all? Their standard of journalism is quite high on average, however some of their pieces make me cringe at times.

    For reference:
    Edit: The economist v:
    https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/the-economist/


    Edit: Daily Mail v:



    Source: Edit: https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/daily-mail/

    Yet I can not help but remember some cringe-worthy articles regarding the Balkans and the EU from the Economist that I read over the last 5 years. I should note that these questionable articles were Op-ed's and Editorials rather than News.
    Last edited by Archetype0ne; 20-08-20 at 11:24.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Archetype0ne View Post
    I personally like DW (deutsche welle), as the "Liberal" German biases somehow coincide with my own.
    But my tactic when going for mainstream media is going for both sides of the political spectrum and often deduce the truth myself somewhere in the middle.
    When it comes to international news regarding events of importance, say China US trade/relations I check CNN/MSNBC and the like on one hand of the political spectrum in the US then FOX on the other hand, before looking at Chinese state media. Again I deduce the truth somewhere in the middle after taking into account the obvious biases.

    I mainly follow the news online, but I guess at least on YouTube the mainstream media posts snippets from what appears on TV. Other than that most of the media I consume is in writing (online).
    Basically what I do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maciamo View Post
    I don't see why it's rude, especially considering that I am the site owner
    That is the worse think you can say. I mean the using phrase like "to be owner of the site"

    Which sports do you like? I like football because bla bla..

    This attitude is more honest and more positive for me. Maybe just for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angela View Post
    I've sort of blocked a lot of it out lately. It's all biased one way or another. Online sites are no better than TV. It's always someone or a group of people preaching to the choir.

    I used to switch between CNN and Fox with a bit of MSNBC. That way I figured all the facts would come out, pro and con any particular thing. Can't watch MSNBC anymore. The worst possible combination of traits is in their anchors: stupidity and substandard education, arrogance, and bias.

    I used to read The New York Times and Washington Post. Cancelled both.

    I watch my local news station and read the local paper. That, at least, is often useful.

    Saw a few highlights from the Democratic Convention and turned it off. Someone who can't pass the Illinois Bar Exam after three tries has no business making policy pronouncements on anything. For crying out loud, I passed the New York, California, Illinois, Massachusetts and Connecticut Bar over the course of five days, first try, and I was barely able to study at all because my mother was in the hospital for the entire six weeks of the prep reviews. What were you doing going to school for it if you're incapable of passing the licensing exam.
    Agreed. I find all of the cable news alternatives too political/too loud. In the past I've depended on the PBS Newshour, but even they have fallen into the trap of advocacy over journalism.

    While I do read quite a bit of conservative news (althouse, instapundit, don surber), I always try to leaven that with NPR, BBC, & DW. Somewhere in the middle some kind of truth must be available.

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    Although Zero Hedge is rather too libertarian and Austrian school for my national socialist bent (small “n,” small “s”), it’s a good place to glean the day’s news. For coverage of geopolitics, I like The Duran, though they often give too much coverage to labyrinthine scandals (and so I skip those episodes). I sometimes read National Interest and Foreign Affairs to see what the Establishment thinks, but I can only bear so much.

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    The Daily Telegraph and Daily Mail!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Archetype0ne View Post
    PS: Do you find The Economist biased at all? Their standard of journalism is quite high on average, however some of their pieces make me cringe at times.
    Not particularly biased. Do you have specific examples to share?

    As you mention yourself, The Economist is amongst the least biased sources.


    Your forgot to mention that the second report is for The Daily Mail, which I never read.



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    For general science & technology news I like to check:

    Singularity Hub
    MIT Technology Review
    Science News
    ScienceDaily
    The New Scientist
    Last edited by Maciamo; 20-08-20 at 14:13.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maciamo View Post
    Not particularly biased. Do you have specific examples to share?



    As you mention yourself, The Economist is amongst the least biased sources.


    Your forgot to mention that the second report is for The Daily Mail, which I never read.
    You are right. I put the source on the Economist properly, but when I sourced the Daily Mail somehow I just but the core factchecking website, kinda blundered there. However in the embedded image itself, if people read it, it becomes obvious its about the Daily Mail since they mention the Daily Mail specifically in the second image. Anyways ill edit it to avoid confusion.

    As I said for me reading the DM is more about the humor of it, starting from the clickbait headlines to the on average nonfactual reporting ;).

    Edit: It appears I am being unfair to the Economist, just used the search function on their site to look back at articles as well as on my own Facebook feed to see which articles I shared from them. It appears on first impressions that I might be the one biased towards the Economist. Most of their articles appear in line with my own world-view regarding the Balkans and the EU. No idea how I got that negative impression, since I follow the Economist for years, I recall some articles hit my nerve, but since I can not find them I have to backtrack.

    Nonetheless here is an example of an article I had trouble following the logic of: https://www.economist.com/erasmus/2017/08/27/do-attempts-to-legislate-against-fake-news-recall-the-tactics-of-religious-censors
    That analogy just strikes me as wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
    Agreed. I find all of the cable news alternatives too political/too loud. In the past I've depended on the PBS Newshour, but even they have fallen into the trap of advocacy over journalism.

    While I do read quite a bit of conservative news (althouse, instapundit, don surber), I always try to leaven that with NPR, BBC, & DW. Somewhere in the middle some kind of truth must be available.
    That's exactly my thinking, and hope.

    Interesting how many people just search out the sources which will enforce their point of view.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maciamo View Post
    I was wondering how you guys kept informed about news in your country or around the world? Do you watch the news on TV, read news online, and on what websites?
    News on TV, Dutch National Broadcast (NTR)
    Fast News on sites like: Nu.nl (factual)
    Newspapers: De Volkskrant (center-left), Dagblad van het Noorden (regional and neutral)
    Newsmagazines: Elsevier (right), De Groene Amsterdammer (libertarian) and sometimes Die Zeit or der Spiegel (German magazines, mostly seen as kind of 'left-liberal')
    and may be a typical Dutch phenomenon (I don't know) but there are magazines of some broadcasting stations, I read the Vara Gids (connected to the social democratic broadcasting), roots relict ;)

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    Associated Press mostly.

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