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These are the most and least trusted news outlets in America

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posted on Jul, 24 2017 @ 03:27 PM
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So I was thinking,

We are facing a recent void of trustworthy press in the US and I have wondered why we dont just form a coalition of international press that is outside the control of any one government.

Then I realized we do have such a thing and we do use an international press here in the US.

Whats more, we have always had an international check when standing next to other nations in what is known truth.

There is an ultimate essence to a world known truth.

American press has always been crass, blundering and wild. Along with that multiplicity of ragged yellow press there was a universal fist to the collective table when something was an irrefutable fact.

OPINION was free though. There was no central power to American press and when it did band together with even the better respected newspapers of the day, it was a common voice of justice.

Any hoot, here is what we Americans trust now a days as far as "news".

Long live the UK I guess...lol.

Yes, actually. They are good eggs.



Pamela Engel Mar 27, 2017, 4:15 PM ET
The 2016 presidential election made the question of media credibility in America central to political discussions - mainstream media bias and the influence of so-called "fake news" have been hotly debated over the past year.

And recent surveys have shown that many of the biggest US news outlets aren't very trusted across the board, and the right is especially skeptical of mainstream media.



News outlets like CNN and ABC News might have the biggest audiences, but the most trusted news outlets in America are actually British, according to a 2014 study from Pew Research Center.



BBC and The Economist top the list of outlets that are trusted by every ideological group, while BuzzFeed and The Rush Limbaugh Show are at the bottom.


www.businessinsider.com...


The end.

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posted on Jul, 24 2017 @ 03:34 PM
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With 6 corps owning the news what difference at this point does it make?


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posted on Jul, 24 2017 @ 03:36 PM
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I keep hearing from some buddies and in general that the BBC is quite partisan, especially concerning news from America.



posted on Jul, 24 2017 @ 03:36 PM
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posted on Jul, 24 2017 @ 03:39 PM
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a reply to: Butterfinger

I agree with them. Its still amazing that the most viewers nationally translates into being the most distrusted and foreign press being favored regardless of viewership.

LOL

I think we should both read and distrust as much as we can.

BBC is not different in its goals. It is just not .....Ret

Abusrd.


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posted on Jul, 24 2017 @ 03:40 PM
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The news, more and more, comes from non-affiliated sectors. Whether that be a twitter feed, a blog or a YouTube channel.

Many news corporations actually take this onboard nowadays, particularly local ones.

It's about time.




posted on Jul, 24 2017 @ 03:51 PM
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Rush is entertainment not news. Think vaudeville




posted on Jul, 24 2017 @ 04:05 PM
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originally posted by: Butterfinger
I keep hearing from some buddies and in general that the BBC is quite partisan, especially concerning news from America.


As a Brit, and one seen as a lefty, the BBC is very anti Trump imo, and was pro Hillary during and post election.

Brits argue over how it may be biased one way or t'other but it is very much an establishment mouthpiece.

However, it frequently imparts a fair bit of info in a sober fashion and that helps one read between the lines at times, and they genuinely make some fascinating and intelligent programming which is a true rarity.



posted on Jul, 24 2017 @ 04:51 PM
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Interesting. Most of those sources on the top half of the list are ones that I read at least on a semi-regular basis. I did find it terribly amusing that "Yahoo news" (which is mostly an aggregator) and "Google News" (a news aggregator with no original content) made the list as trusted sources.

Unlike you guys, I do trust the news -- that's how I find out about wildfires in California, criminal behavior, Texas politics (and occasionally politics elsewhere), about discoveries in science and archaeology and paleontology and medicine, about local problems, and about interesting things such as the dust from Sahara that is making pollution in Houston worse today (meteorologist explained this one. Quite interesting.) I'm interested in many local and state charities and what they do. I also check out the police reports for my area and the only way to get THAT information is from news outlets. I don't watch much tv.

I regularly read the first 9 plus the NYTimes and MSNBC - the rest I read semi-regularly (Politico's titles have caused me to raise my eyebrows more than once and I don't tend to go along with what they've got unless I find a second source.)

I absolutely avoid Youtube (which isn't listed as a news source.) I don't read Brietbart or Drudge, of course. Although I don't read Fox News per se, I do read articles of theirs that interest me.

Anybody else willing to 'fess up to what you read on that list? What are you recommending to ATS.



posted on Jul, 24 2017 @ 04:52 PM
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originally posted by: skalla

originally posted by: Butterfinger
I keep hearing from some buddies and in general that the BBC is quite partisan, especially concerning news from America.


As a Brit, and one seen as a lefty, the BBC is very anti Trump imo, and was pro Hillary during and post election.

Brits argue over how it may be biased one way or t'other but it is very much an establishment mouthpiece.

However, it frequently imparts a fair bit of info in a sober fashion and that helps one read between the lines at times, and they genuinely make some fascinating and intelligent programming which is a true rarity.


BBC is usually my second read of the day, after my local paper.



posted on Jul, 24 2017 @ 04:53 PM
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a reply to: tadaman

The only outlet I trust fully is The Intercept.

It's one of the last beacons of true journalism.



posted on Jul, 24 2017 @ 04:57 PM
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originally posted by: mikell
Rush is entertainment not news. Think vaudeville



Pretty much...you buy pretty tie!
What's interesting here is that the makeup is from a viewpoint of libs through cons people who watch the news.
I would say that the standpoint of UK viewers would be considerably more different.
Criticism of the BBC for instance, would be more singular to programmes aired rather than to the corporation itself as a whole, simply because it's made up of a huge number of people from every persuasion, and quite often they do have certain bias's, all depending on the substance, and sometimes political agenda too.
More to the point, the BBC news has been caught faking it, Documentaries have been caught faking it, or a standing bias in controversy/s ongoing, while elsewhere there is a healthy scepticism of politics in general, while sometimes a bias can show when someone with a standpoint is interviewed and the obvious question, say a 'calling you out' question is never asked. It's a really mixed bag.



posted on Jul, 24 2017 @ 05:08 PM
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So the Lamestream media parrots in NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX, CNN pushing Russia, Russia for months and no proof is REAL ??
nowdays I trust more RT than the BBC



posted on Jul, 24 2017 @ 05:09 PM
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a reply to: Byrd

I like to skip around. Its more dyslexic for me. I try to read both left and right leaning news looking for a libertarian centrist to be thrown as a bone.

My idea of a balanced view is that we can have an opinion but we should try to get as many angles on something to then form an idea of what may be.

I love actual papers. I hope they wont go totally digital.


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posted on Jul, 24 2017 @ 05:22 PM
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originally posted by: Byrd
a reply to: tadaman

Anybody else willing to 'fess up to what you read on that list? What are you recommending to ATS.


I recommend not limiting oneself to viewpoints from only one side of issues. To do so is foolish.

I bounce back and forth between multiple sources for a much better picture of the world I live in. I don't understand the mindset of those who limit themselves by not doing that.

There are a few I don't bother with that are more propaganda than news and with all sides spreading propaganda these days it seems, I'm finding even with sources I use, I have to filter what's there with common sense.

The scariest thing, or what should be, is one mindset taking total control of news.



posted on Jul, 24 2017 @ 05:46 PM
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That's because the conservative POV is it is us Vs everyone else...

Anyone not a hard right source is the MSM and part of the vast left-wing conspiracy to make republicans look bad.

For their pov there are only 2 sides and nothing in the middle..

Because everyone from the middle left thinks they are crazy.



posted on Jul, 24 2017 @ 07:22 PM
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originally posted by: Byrd

originally posted by: skalla

originally posted by: Butterfinger
I keep hearing from some buddies and in general that the BBC is quite partisan, especially concerning news from America.


As a Brit, and one seen as a lefty, the BBC is very anti Trump imo, and was pro Hillary during and post election.

Brits argue over how it may be biased one way or t'other but it is very much an establishment mouthpiece.

However, it frequently imparts a fair bit of info in a sober fashion and that helps one read between the lines at times, and they genuinely make some fascinating and intelligent programming which is a true rarity.


BBC is usually my second read of the day, after my local paper. ... Anybody else willing to 'fess up to what you read on that list? What are you recommending to ATS.


Typically I give myself an hour in the evening to cut through as wide of an assortment of the news as possible. For the articles I don't have time to read I setup a bookmark, sync them to my phone with Pocket, and read the remaining articles over the weekend time permitting.

My browsing list normally looks something like this:

Google News
Reddit /r/worldnews
Reuters or AP followed by BBC and/or Spiegel (mixing it up every so often with Novaya Gazeta, Xinhua, Economist, CBC, teleSur, and other international news outlets)

I always found this graph useful for parsing political news:



Then:

Slashdot or Ars Technica
ScienceDaily or PhysOrg
The Intercept (typically followed by a quick skim of FAS, some lowkey subreddits, the Memory Hole, Cryptome, NSIA, Wikileaks, George Washington's NS Archive, OpenSecrets, and occasionally ATS)
Google Finance then Bloomberg or WSJ
Y News and/or MIT Technology Review
• After getting a feel for the news of the day I then like to quickly skim Vice News, Quartz, Boing Boing, and industry news sites like Aviation Week, Softpedia's security feed, and too many other niche sites to list (h+ Magazine, The Engineer, Newly Issued Patents, EE Times, Coindesk, Medium, etc)

It is always going to be a little frustrating knowing we live in a world where no one can really be up on all the news. At the end of the day the best any of us can do is keep our eyes on things that are important to our day to day lives.


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posted on Jul, 24 2017 @ 07:26 PM
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a reply to: tadaman

Which is how you should be getting your information.

Multiple sources, multiple slants--make up your own mind.




posted on Jul, 24 2017 @ 07:28 PM
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originally posted by: Butterfinger
I keep hearing from some buddies and in general that the BBC is quite partisan, especially concerning news from America.

Like I said it's a mixed bag.
Now, if anybody in America wants to talk partisan in UK terms, that would have nothing to do with America per se.
If anyone in America wants to talk BBC partisan in regard to Trump, (if that's what you mean..you don't say exactly) that's total bullshiite, The BBC stance is that Trump is more than a bit of a twit, that is reflected by the UK as a whole...or a hole if you prefer...however that is a fact, it is an opinion, and nothing to do with partisan anything.
Otherwise, the UK has had mutual respect for the US for a long time.



posted on Jul, 24 2017 @ 07:30 PM
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a reply to: ThingsThatDontMakeSense

Thats pretty kick ass. Thank you for adding a quality as hell response.

Happy 333 post!

a reply to: seagull
Amen to that.



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