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  • MSNBC

    2 3.51%
  • FOX News

    11 19.30%
  • CNN

    2 3.51%
  • BBC

    9 15.79%
  • Al-Jazeerah

    3 5.26%
  • Le Monde

    0 0%
  • Der Spiegel

    0 0%
  • NPR

    15 26.32%
  • None of the Above

    9 15.79%
  • The Colbert Report

    6 10.53%
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    Most Reliable News Agency

    Just a quick poll to find out who you all think is the best/most reliable news agency.

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    Re: Most Reliable News Agency

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    Christian Science Monitor, though they are not the fastest.

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    Re: Most Reliable News Agency

    All of the above. All major news agencies are pretty reliable in the sense that they will not fail to alert you about most consequential events, and to give key words enabling you to research any topic of interest. None of them are free of bias and spin, of course - but it is your job, as a sapient creature, to analyze and compare, and to form your own opinion.

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    Re: Most Reliable News Agency

    "Most reliable" is a comparative term.

    None of them are very reliable on their own. As Crylyek said, it is up to the sapient (or perhaps semi sapient) creatures watching to compare and evaluate.

    The non sapient among us like whichever one supports our own biases.

    That said, the most reliable of the unreliable sources from which we choose is probably CNN.
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    Re: Most Reliable News Agency

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    Christian Science Monitor, though they are not the fastest.
    I have a hierarchy depending on what the topic is, but Christian Science monitor is usually a very good source for international issues that require a little thought. NPR, BBC and others I commonly use. The current shooting situations I checked both Fox and CNN. At this point the spin hasnt started...The way I mainly check out stories in the US is to find a local news source. Generally it gives you the facts, by the time Faux or the RW sites get hold of an issue you cant even google it anymore.
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    Re: Most Reliable News Agency

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    I have a hierarchy depending on what the topic is, but Christian Science monitor is usually a very good source for international issues that require a little thought. NPR, BBC and others I commonly use. The current shooting situations I checked both Fox and CNN. At this point the spin hasnt started...The way I mainly check out stories in the US is to find a local news source. Generally it gives you the facts, by the time Faux or the RW sites get hold of an issue you cant even google it anymore.
    One could say the same for LW news sources. The problem isn't the lean as much as it is the aggregation sites bury local news under links to the same MSM stories regurgitated 1000 different places in pretty short order. I used Canadian/BBC coverage on 9/11, the US MSM was doing such a horrible job once the towers collapsed.

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    Re: Most Reliable News Agency

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    One could say the same for LW news sources. The problem isn't the lean as much as it is the aggregation sites bury local news under links to the same MSM stories regurgitated 1000 different places in pretty short order. I used Canadian/BBC coverage on 9/11, the US MSM was doing such a horrible job once the towers collapsed.
    If you can identify a source as LW or as RW, it probably isn't too reliable.
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    Re: Most Reliable News Agency

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    If you can identify a source as LW or as RW, it probably isn't too reliable.
    i disagree. Facts are facts. If one cannot differentiate between facts and slant, so be it.

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