posted on Mar, 17 2008 @ 03:43 AM
Someone posted Christian Science Monitor That is a terrific source and well respected with minimal political slant. Someone else said Drudge and a
few others, but we have remember many of these are politically right wing, just as some of my favorite sites I must admit are more left wing, such as
Salon.com. Some are so right wing you might as well just go to the GOP website itself for the latest news and talking points (I'm kidding of
course). In terms of talk radio, most of it is very conservative; I'm a big lover of talk radio and am fortunate to live in a market that gets Air
America Radio so there is at least some balance...I do listen to both, but get bored to tears with it especially the right winger ones who are all
saying nearly word for word the same thing...some days you can read the talking points on the Republican party web site, and then tune into these guys
on talk radio and they are parrot chirping it almost completely...what a way to make your money eh?
If you guys enjoy print, I have enjoyed "The Week". It provides a summery of news from around the world and tries to present both sides of current
event issues by taking from liberal and conservative papers...
Being the good little heart blead that I am, I also take Rolling Stone, Mother Jones, The Nation, and a few others...I do think Mother Jones has
really improved more these last few years in terms of excellent in depth investigative journalism, and of course The Nation doesn't rely on corporate
advertising revenue and so at least in theory isn't filtering it's information through the watchfull and preying eyes of the client's it relies on
BBC, PBS, for TV news...I still watch the networks, but every time I do I'm left feeling depressed, pessimistic, and in general pissed off, first
that I wasted that half hour watching such garbage, and next the realisation that so many people in America are watching that for their main source of
news and believe that to be what is real...yet, I still find myself wanting to watch, I guess hoping that some day they will do a real half hour of
actual news...sometimes if I'm lucky I will get a minute or two, maybe, of actual good news, but I can't even remember the last time they did that
when covering the dog and pony show...
My local newspaper sucks too, but I find myself buying it usually on Sundays, and leave feeling much like I do following a half hour with network
news...I cancelled my subscription several years ago, and the paper is even worse now than then and that's been after a massive makeover...
Someone else said "fark" that's fun. I used to look at Rense, but that's increadibly bias; yeah there's some good stuff in there, but it is
heavily seasoned in right wing and libertarianism and I find it irritates me, so I have quit going to Rense.
I think what we are seeing is a fragmentation in the market, where people who gravitate towards various ideologies now go and get their news from
sources that are also of that ideology. I think that's why a guy I know loves fox news so much...it always has the talk shows dominated by
conservatives, and Ann Coulter is on a lot...he feels at home there so he watches that channel and nothing else. His sense of reality is so
distorted. When you talk to him, it's just like you spent an hour or so yesterday glued to the tube with fox on...that's why I don't talk politics
with him, when I have, it sounds just like FOX and the right wing radio guys and I mean they sound so similar it's almost scary...
SOrry my post is so long winded...just my 2 cents worth. I've enjoyed this thread and that other one too...