View Poll Results: How Do You Read the News?

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  • I research everything thoroughly and question everything even against conventional thinking

    12 70.59%
  • I believe everything on the internet especially Facebook memes and twitter posts!

    2 11.76%
  • I avoid news stories from sources I don't like!

    4 23.53%
  • I just read headlines

    0 0%
  • I only research about issues I care about and use sources I agree with to make myself feel better

    0 0%
  • I just use DP

    1 5.88%
  • I use or will try your timeline method!

    1 5.88%
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    Re: How do you read the news?

    I read the news in English, since my Spanish and Arabic are terrible.
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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    Re: How do you read the news?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jango View Post
    From left-to-right and one word at a time
    FUN FACT: I was on a first-class flight from Chicago to Honolulu a ways back and I was seated next to a Japanese gentleman who was reading a book right-to-left, as apparently Japanese people do. I was only 17, and I had no idea they read like that. Apparently Arabic is also read from right to left.
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    Re: How do you read the news?

    Quote Originally Posted by ModerateGOP View Post
    I am interested in how people get their information. *You can select multiple options.

    Do you believe everything you read, listen to, or see from your preferred sources of media? Let me summarize my process a little bit.

    For Breaking News I use a great website and even better app properly named, ďBreaking News.Ē They are a great group of editors and seasoned news reporters and an off-shoot startup from NBC. If that alienates you than by all means donít use it, but youíll be left out. I get instant notifications on my phone from specific issues I care about from International Wars to news about corporate mergers. The instant they happen. No other News app works this good! Plus they track official accounts of these things on social media as well. The only downside to Breaking News is that populist stories and talking head outrages are not often reported. Unless the talking heads themselves break the news story. This however, is also a blessing because itís a no-nonsense version of The Drudge Report.

    Thatís the reason why I often use what I like to call the timeline methodology to track news events. If I see stories about immigration popping up in my news feed on social media or even the breaking news app, I immediately try to track down the origin of the story. Ironically 100% of the time, the origin is a mainstream media source! Despite anti-MSM critics.

    What are my Mainstream Media Sources? NBC, ABC, CBS, Local Newspapers, AP, CNN, BBC, and Fox News. I also use various tech news sites and Yahoo for my technology/corporate/economic news. Once I find the origin of the story I check which other sources followed up on it or linked to it. This is quite easy to do and can be done within half an hour of hard research.

    What CT Sources do I use? The Daily Paul, AboveTopSecret, The DailySheeple, Infowars, The Drudge Report, and Social Media like Twitter and Facebook posts.

    If I see more stories and baseless claims about a certain topic like the economy crashing or the end of the world coming from the CT sources instead of the MSM (which is often). I usually end up talking about it here on the site or on my blog. That basically is all there is to my method.
    The mainstream media rarely reports on anything that either applies to me or interests me, so I generaly ignore the news. I'm more interested in i****inglovescience.com and similer.

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    Re: How do you read the news?

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post

    1. The poll responses you list are another indicator you have a very restricted view of the issue. That you see a general discussion topic as being capable of being distilled into a few pre-programmed boxes shows a blinder mentality.

    2. I lean like Mycroft in this (and SELDOM agree with him politically) research only what interests me, look at the various talking points to see the 'other guy's' POV. Then if it comes up I can respond.

    3. Get out of the poll business and just put the question to the group, but don't draw too much from a lack of response- as topics go in here this is a big yawn...
    1. Honestly all polls are like that. Just because you didn't like any of the choices doesn't mean it's a bad poll. Show me a poll on here that isn't pre-programmed with the OP's opinionated selected answers?

    2. If you actually read the whole thing you would notice that your method most aligns with options 1 and 7. Since I still don't know what sources you use. I cannot analyze whether or not you primarily use sources that you agree with

    3. I am not in the poll business. This is my first poll in a while. I just wanted to know how people read the news. Some people made jokes about it and I didn't get all mad at them.
    There's no greater irony than a Trump supporter pointing out hypocrisy; Unless it's Trump himself.

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    Re: How do you read the news?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post

    1. The biggest problem I have is the two-parters. Why did you have to combine "I research everything thoroughly..." with "...and question everything, etc."? What if I research everything, but DON'T question everything, etc.?

    2. Or, what if I only research issues I care about, but I use sources that I both agree with and don't agree with? I cannot select that choice.

    3. The second biggest problem is the little snide addition to the choices, such as, "...to make myself feel better". That kind of crap doesn't belong in a serious poll.

    4. And then, there's your last choice about your timeline method. Who cares?

    5. Now...since the basis of your thread is the poll...that is, that's the first thing I look at...my displeasure with your poll questions just turned me off of the whole thread.
    1. You could have had a better original response, such as explaining how exactly you do that.

    2. You can! That's option seven pretty much! But since you didn't bother to read that far into it now your all mad.

    3. I never said it was a serious poll. As I told notquiteright, people answered this thread in a joking manner and I didn't care. As long as there are enough good responses to balance it out.

    4. If you didn't care, why are you making a big deal of it? No one forced you to answer or join in the discussion.

    5. Maybe you should read entire threads/posts before jumping to conclusions, like who cares about the timeline method. I find it hard to believe that you research everything as you stated before. If you did, you would have read the whole thing and responded in a better way.
    There's no greater irony than a Trump supporter pointing out hypocrisy; Unless it's Trump himself.

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    Re: How do you read the news?

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    Actually you are right. Rt is not Far Eastern. More the space between eu and China
    I have no clue then?? Are you talking about East Asian Countries? Isn't that all state propaganda or has it changed recently?
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    Re: How do you read the news?

    Quote Originally Posted by voyager1 View Post
    I like CNN and NPR. I use the CNN app a lot. I like MSNBC to some degree, but understand it is mostly liberal/democratic editorializing except on election nights.
    The CNN app is good. I would suggest trying out Breaking News as well. Even better
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    Re: How do you read the news?

    I usually just read the Drudge Report. FoxNews is the worst in getting to the truth. All day everyday is an endless lineup of jewish, Israeli, or pro-Israel type supporters. Huckabee is the most disgustingly Israeli biased prick I've ever heard on TV. Fair and Balanced? No way.

    In fact the entire media is that way. All reports are presented from a neutral to pro-Israel spectrum only. Mostly pro-Israel. No report on the controlled media however will ever air anything sympathetic to the Palestinian position and no report will EVER suggest that America is backing the wrong side.

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    Re: How do you read the news?

    Quote Originally Posted by ModerateGOP View Post
    I have no clue then?? Are you talking about East Asian Countries? Isn't that all state propaganda or has it changed recently?
    Rt is Russia Today. I like getting their take because it it so different and says so much about Russian government politics.

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    Re: How do you read the news?

    Probably among the few here who stay away from news almost as much as possible. I find that even local news fixates on the negative, headline grabbing events that, despite being local, almost never happen to the random person. It's depressing and convinces many that they are constantly at risk.

    If i hear of some development i consider quite amusing, truly significant, or fascinating, i might try to learn more about it at that point. Not watch the news and let *them* dictate what i spend time on and how it's slanted. Yeah, other problem is anything with profit to be made or commercial interruptions will not prioritize accuracy or have any perspective worth a damn.

    Say i hear of the "war" between israel/hamas. Yes, hamas resumed firing rockets. Ok, so is this a big deal even? The news sure makes it seem so. Well, perspective tells me it's never-ending but i am curious at whether the military response is warranted, because most in this country sides with israel, due to religious bias and it being an "ally." Also i wonder with today's military tech, is this even a threat to israel, or will killing civilians in response make the situation worse?

    So i try to look into nonprofit and independent reports. I found that, after 3 days of this "battle," not a single israeli was killed. The rockets are shot down. That's a small detail the news always leaves out, cause it doesn't grab ratings. It's a complete misnomer to call any tv news journalism.

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