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Do You Watch Any 'News' Channels?

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posted on Jan, 18 2017 @ 06:42 PM
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I generally don't trust anything I watch anymore than I do anything I read. Everyone and everything has an agenda and some sort of reason to 'convert' you to their way of thinking or at least trick you into believing their version of the truth.

I usually count on ATS for most of my news because nearly everything of importance will be posted on this site and everything will be vetted by the excellent members here. There are always a few members that I just ignore because I know their agenda, but on balance you can trust the collective intelligence of the membership here on ATS.

There is only one news channel I watch with any regularity and that is CNBC. I have found that there isn't nearly as much spin on a news channel dedicated to business simply because the information is presented in a financial context and not a political one. Granted, CNBC is part of the completely biased NBC who also manages MSNBC which is one of the biggest 'fake news' outlets out there (second to only CNN in my opinion), however, I find CNBC to be relatively free of liberal bias.

Anyway, I think it is probably bad to listen to any pure news channel at this point as they are all controlled and used for propaganda by the Globalists. I simply find CNBC to be a decent source for the basic news put in a useful context.

Do any of you have any news channels that you still trust?




posted on Jan, 18 2017 @ 06:46 PM
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I purposefully turn off the television any time there is news on. I usually keep it off for the NBC morning shows too. I occasionally watch the local station if something is going on but that is about it.
( I don't have cable)
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posted on Jan, 18 2017 @ 06:50 PM
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I don't watch news or read newspaper anymore. The news paper became a very thin toilet paper with barely any world news. I'm guessing that is what happens when NATO pisses half the world off.
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posted on Jan, 18 2017 @ 06:53 PM
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a reply to: Metallicus

I watch the local news in the morning with my little one. Traffic, weather, local goings on and such.

I listen to the radio. Full spectrum, deepest blue to bloodiest red and from there, I can usually piece everything together. Then come to ATS and see what discerning minds think.

Absolutely NONE that I trust on their own. Pretty sad when you think about it.



posted on Jan, 18 2017 @ 06:57 PM
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a reply to: Metallicus

I watch them all, mainly for the laughs.



posted on Jan, 18 2017 @ 06:59 PM
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I typically don't. I don't have access to cable anymore as I rely on Hulu, Netflix, and Crunchyroll for my entertainment purposes. I avoid the news as it is typically just BS interspersed with propaganda.



posted on Jan, 18 2017 @ 07:02 PM
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I don't watch any. I have no television. That's why I like ATS. I come here get stories then research them on my own



posted on Jan, 18 2017 @ 07:08 PM
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a reply to: Metallicus

Watch my local channel for local goings on. During the pre election they parroted national news.

All my real news comes from alternative sites on the internet and here. It has taken a while to ferret out click bait and fake news. After some missteps I look for confirmation if available.

Got rid of cable 1 1/2 yrs ago. Don't miss it.



posted on Jan, 18 2017 @ 07:17 PM
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We watch a bit of FOX in the evening. Maybe an hour or so.

I read MSN at work most mornings. I also tend to peruse a cornucopia of blogs along with scoping Drudge, maybe FARK. I also come here. Occasionally, I will see what CNN is up to, but it's hard. Harder on my eyes than MSN can be. I actually like CNN less than HuffPo or Politico.

I also listen to maybe 30 minutes of talk on the way to work/school that's local and another 30 over lunch that's Limbaugh.

I don't tend to necessarily trust things by themselves. I like to see how they get reported in different ways.

For example, the reporting over DeVos's confirmation hearings was interesting. I read contrasting articles from two sites, one was Politico that tackled the way she was questioned by Democrats. Overall, the reporting was similar, but one site (not Politico) helpfully supplied how deeply in the pockets of the teachers' unions each of the Democrats actually was.
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posted on Jan, 18 2017 @ 07:19 PM
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a reply to: Metallicus
I cut the cord long ago and gave up print.

News mostly from online, a few clips from MSM just for grins, radio and ATS.

With the howls and screaming coming from the media I may have to get cable and the old monitor/TV out of storage to watch the festivities during the next few years.



posted on Jan, 18 2017 @ 07:29 PM
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I ask my buddy at work what's going on. He tells me what I learned on ATS the night before.

I guess ATS is one of the best news aggregates you're going to find anywhere. People from both sides of the court tearing apart and eating anything that might be a lie save me all the trouble of watching the feed from an on-line source and waiting through all the commercials.



posted on Jan, 18 2017 @ 07:35 PM
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I only watch local news on TV. I have to admit though that until early 2016 I did watch NBC news and Fox news. But 2016 was an awakening for me and I think many others. I always knew they would spin stories towards their agendas, but I didn't realize how often they outright lie or report unconfirmed stories. It was so blatant during the election run of 2016 that it was like getting hit on the head with the truth of their deceit. Listening to CNN vs. Fox is like switching between two different alternate realities/dimensions.

Like others, I've found that right here on ATS we get most of the news and a good cross-section of perspectives (along with a side of wings).



posted on Jan, 18 2017 @ 07:53 PM
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Like many people here, I get the vast majority of my information from Alt News sites such as ATS, and Drudge.
When I do watch television news, most of the time, I'm watching the RT.

I don't think it's just us here at ATS that don't believe the MSM. I think that Donald Trump got elected not because the United States is full of redneck racists, but because America is finally starting to see what we've all known for so many years: Don't trust what others tell you. Specifically the Mainstream Media. Donald Trump made a killing exposing the lies that CNN and others were spouting about him. CNN, NBC, HRC, etc.... were counting on Americans being complacent. Not doing their own research. But, the stories they were spinning were so outlandish, people just couldn't believe them.

Needless to say, I stopped reading/watching MSM about 8 years ago. I can safely assume that most if not all of you are the same.

Cheers.



posted on Jan, 18 2017 @ 08:27 PM
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The responses here are pretty much as I expected. Most people that frequent ATS are too smart to believe the MSM 'news' networks. I also occasionally watch some local channels, but my wife usually fills me in on the details of local events since she listens to the radio to and from work.

I honestly don't know how the MSM channels like CNN stay in business. They have terrible ratings and no one believes the crap they spew anymore. I wonder if these news networks do better overseas and in countries other than the US? Something doesn't add up because other than FOX none of these guys have an audience.



posted on Jan, 18 2017 @ 08:34 PM
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originally posted by: Metallicus
The responses here are pretty much as I expected. Most people that frequent ATS are too smart to believe the MSM 'news' networks. I also occasionally watch some local channels, but my wife usually fills me in on the details of local events since she listens to the radio to and from work.

I honestly don't know how the MSM channels like CNN stay in business. They have terrible ratings and no one believes the crap they spew anymore. I wonder if these news networks do better overseas and in countries other than the US? Something doesn't add up because other than FOX none of these guys have an audience.


Advertising. Here, when you check your mail including email. Social media, almost every single webpage you visit. All advertising. We've become mostly immune to it but it still generates plenty of money to keep these and other businesses afloat.



posted on Jan, 18 2017 @ 09:14 PM
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No cable, no reason to have it. Not even to mention how damn boring and sensational(actually seems pretty tame in the NW compared to where I used to live with those) the broadcasts that are topping it off with their brainwashing ads. You seen one regurgitated news in your area, you've seen them all, that's not even counting national MSM. Find all my news before even coming to this site, but this one is an added extra for catching what is missed up.
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ETA: Large parts of why they are still around, local reporting, likely paid for to stay open ie cable type channels(one in my region just closed down it's cable news broadcast and now will just be more localized). Older audiences who don't use the internet(far and few between left) who might also be a part of that. Other than those many have to be hanging by a thread by now.
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posted on Jan, 19 2017 @ 04:46 AM
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I do watch my local news, usually in the mornings, unless there has been some big local story that will be on the evening edition. I also watch CBC to hear what their spin on world events is. Being on ATS is fabulous for getting alternative viewpoints from around the world, but I prefer to see both sides of a story and make my own opinion. Just as the six o'clock news can be hogwash..so can many conspiracies. You cannot accurately poke holes in a story with the mainstream if you have no idea what they are putting out there.



posted on Jan, 19 2017 @ 09:45 AM
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I follow Cnet for tech and NBC news.




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