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Where are you all getting your daily information?

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posted on Aug, 2 2010 @ 11:59 PM
I have heard so many attacks on the MSM, Specifically Fox News, that I have to wonder where you all are getting your daily information. It apparently isn't Fox News, because they have been deemed "evil". So, who do you get your info from? MSNBC, CNN, The New York times, The wall street Journal? Or do you strictly get all of your NEWS of the internet? It should not be embarrassing to site a source. Do you just knock on your neighbors door every morning and ask "Hey, what's going on in the world today?

Honestly I predict very few will reply to this post. They will feel that others will be critical of their answer.

Those that do reply: Please give a reason as to why you trust this media source.

Those that do not reply: Why not? Don't fit in? You are the most welcome to this post.

Thank You-
Dreamwalker 74

posted on Aug, 3 2010 @ 12:12 AM
I get my information mostly from this site. I get my information from whoever I can as long as it backed up by facts, and when it is not backed up by facts, I will still give it a chance until it is deemed ::HOAX::

I get my information whenever, and however I can, from all faucets of the earth.

I get my information by those that work hard to get me the information before others get their information.

I get my information by judgement, and by personal experiences.

I get my information however I can.

posted on Aug, 3 2010 @ 12:16 AM
reply to post by Common Good

Yet no specific, every morning post? Really? You just go on to this site, and don't check out any MSM sites period? There's not even one?

posted on Aug, 3 2010 @ 12:22 AM
reply to post by dreamwalker74

I get my daily information from the bbc, my local newspaper, the Wall Street Journal and various different news outlets, including Fox news. I watch TV less often. Luckily, I maintained critical thinking skills and can tell that Fox news has a conservative bias, even while watching it. A curse to have these skills, I tell you.

The Wall Street Journal seems to be moderate-ish, with a conservative bias, but a focus on good journalism.

It is less obvious, but I believe the other mainstream media outlets HAD a liberal bias... until around the BP oil spill disaster. Now, I'm not sure. I haven't really watched any since then, but noticed a general trend towards ultra-conservative leave the weak in the dust phrasing increase.

My hometown newspaper seems to have become more conservative lately, to the point that it is kind of getting scary.

The liberal arts school I graduated from had a complete liberal bias, almost to the point of communism. It was obvious while there, but much more obvious once I came back home to my small, conservative town.

BBC... seems to be in the middle somewhere. Lately, it appears to have gotten more conservative than a year ago, however, possibly mirroring a trend based on the global economic crisis crunching resources?

Even this site used to be a little more fun-loving, but one can tell that the topics are getting darker in the same manner.

Hmm... I'm interested in watching MSNBC and CNN now.

[edit on 3-8-2010 by darkbake]

posted on Aug, 3 2010 @ 12:22 AM
reply to post by dreamwalker74

Whoa double post?

[edit on 3-8-2010 by darkbake]

posted on Aug, 3 2010 @ 12:26 AM
As I cool down, after cycling to the office, I normally browse through the BBC Home Page for the daily news and then visit ATS. I do not watch TV any more, as I feel that it is full of crap (Reality TV for example). I like to choose my source of information and, if necessary, I will visit other news sites to get a balanced view on a story or particular interest.

Regarding the TV, I don't think I have switched on for about 2 years now. One thing is for sure, I haven't missed it.

[edit on 3/8/2010 by TheLoneArcher]

posted on Aug, 3 2010 @ 12:27 AM
reply to post by dreamwalker74

Actually, I do have a routine when it comes to knowing what is going on when Iwake up in the morning.

I dont really prescribe to any single 'source' because all sources are biased in one way or another. Its all about cross refrencing. This IS a must. Whether that means internet sites or even the MSM. When I wake up, the first thing I do is grab my local paper, see whats going 'in town', then I will jump right online onto ATS to check the national headlines(because quite frankly, people are quicker with stories on here than they are on the MSM channels). It usually takes the MSM 24-48 hours longer on average to post a story than it does on the internet. The reason for this is so they can find a way to spin it however way they choose(they are ran by the elites) so you have to take what ALL MSM channels say with a dose of partisanship. The same can be said online, but its easier to find cross refrences online than it is to switch from CNN to FOX to (dare I say) MSNBC.

Do I have a favorite source? No. I dont.
Most of the "sources" anyways are driven by some sort of agenda when posting articles, that is why cross refrencing is a 'must', because that way, I can draw my own conclusions with all of the seperate stories I read and hear about.

Liberal sources-conservative sources- You have to check them both and make your own decision.

NEVER EVER take one source as gospel.


[edit on 3-8-2010 by Common Good]

posted on Aug, 3 2010 @ 12:33 AM
How is this US Political Madness?

Where a person gets their daily information?

posted on Aug, 3 2010 @ 12:33 AM
Everyday I check the following websites in this order:

Drudge Report
Huffington Post
Bad Astronomy blog
Right Wing Watch
Talking Points Memo
Think Progress
*ATS break*
The Consumerist
Socialist Worker

Occasionally I'll hit Media Matters somewhere after 'The Consumerist'. There's a handful of other websites I read through. I like to think I'm well informed.

Before you ask, yes, I am a socialist.

If I have to quote a source for an argument it's either Wikipedia, a direct link(Govtrack, Open Secrets, or something resembling a 'source'). If I have to I'll link a more 'mainstream' article, like CNN or something with a major network or major publication.

I don't make many threads because I try and leave people's opinions to themselves and not bias them by linking an article or blog post, but actual, tangible source evidence. I'll allow them to take it for what it says and make the judgement...I don't always agree with them, but everyone's different.

posted on Aug, 3 2010 @ 12:42 AM
reply to post by ~Lucidity

Simple. Government controls media. Therefore determining what forms of media the government not only allows, but at the same time promotes, that the people are paying attention to. definitely belongs in this post
"Political Madness"

posted on Aug, 3 2010 @ 12:48 AM
reply to post by dreamwalker74
In order:
Democracy Now I trust this a realistic left of center viewpoint, interviews with people left and right. Basiclly anti-war, pro-human rights, anti-Corporatist capitalism. Conservative anti-war site. Conservative as opposed to Neo-Conservative, big difference. Some very sound opinions and links to various news articles.
Globalresearch Overviews by region.
whatreallyhappened with a grain of salt. Is an opinionated site but does have good links.

In addition I listen to NPR at night that has BBC broadcast from 1:00-4:00 AM

[edit on 3-8-2010 by pthena]

posted on Aug, 3 2010 @ 12:48 AM
reply to post by ~Lucidity

Honestly, I would prefer a logical debate on this one, verses you removing all your posts, in protest.

posted on Aug, 3 2010 @ 01:27 AM
I get mine from Life After The Oil Crash (LATOC)


Mainly I come here to see what breaking news has occurred and what people are saying about it.

The latter mentioned sites I trust because they report on the most important events regarding peak oil. Peak Oil is what largely drives today's events anyhow

posted on Aug, 3 2010 @ 01:52 AM
Since age 6, my inner voice. Nothing else is relevant. As far as daily news? Everywhere. Whether I trust it or not depends on the source. I can spot an agenda a mile away.

posted on Aug, 3 2010 @ 07:33 AM
I see some very good answers to this Question.

NO TV, could not agree more, I surely don't need a talking head to tell me what and how to think either.

Internet seems to be the choice of most since the choice of information is wide and varied.

My favorite is

If you have never visited Stan's site, do so, it may become your favorite as well.

posted on Aug, 3 2010 @ 07:43 AM
I dont watch any mainstream news or commercials since two years back and it feels fantastic. Highly recommended!

Dont worry, you will find out about the big things anyway through co-workers and other sources. You are not missing anything.

posted on Aug, 3 2010 @ 07:45 AM

Originally posted by ~Lucidity
How is this US Political Madness?

Where a person gets their daily information?

Clearly the mod felt the answer should have been ATS instead.

Just kidding.

posted on Aug, 3 2010 @ 07:54 AM
I don't watch tv, the wife does so usually on in the background. As far as news sources, wow, I spend my day as a researcher so lots of screen time.

Fox News
Huffington Post
Media Matters
Real Clear Politics

There are a bunch of them, I am a left leaning moderate, so no one source is good enough, constantly cross checking, even to the point of further research on my own.

posted on Aug, 3 2010 @ 08:35 AM
well I am in agreement with quite a few here by saying
I don't watch TV anymore. You can thank the US Congress
Law covering the transition to digital for my loss of TV
patronage. I live in the boondocks and can't pick up
any local TV stations with rabbit ears. And I sure as hell
ain't gonna start paying some corporation like
direct tv or others for what I consider should be
FREE tv. If I have to pay for it. I don't want to see
commercials. So thanks to congress I no longer
watch tv. And sometimes I miss it, like superbowl
or world series but as a whole I can do without it.
That digital tv law was designed to force everyone
to buy tv well as you can see, it did not work on
lots of folks.

As far as news sites, Common Good hit the nail pretty much
on the head for me. I get news from everywhere but before
filing it away as fact, it needs confirmation from another source.
And ATS is my favorite place to get news and opinions
on the news. Sources are varied but one of my fav places
to get news is Russia Today. And the reason is they are
not censored by the same rules as American MSM.
They report the other side of the story that most
MSM news won't touch or either their handlers won't
let them touch. Free Press = unbiased investigative journalism
and unfortunately the American MSM just don't do
that anymore. They only show the side the government
wants to spoon feed you with. That's not news,
that's propaganda.

Read an article on CNN or MSNBC or Fox then run over
to Russia Today or Al Jazeera to get the other side of the story.
It balances out a trail to get to the truth.

[edit on 3-8-2010 by boondock-saint]

posted on Aug, 3 2010 @ 09:57 AM
link best talk raido ive show that talks about the current events....couple of guys outta new free or die...and believe me they shed the light on tyranny thats looming over us..just the daily things in the news that the government does to take our freedoms away.....and the best part...what we can do about it.....have to listen every day...its like having my coffee in the mornings...its a must every single day...

[edit on 3-8-2010 by Funkydung]

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