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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?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mosby View Post
    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.
    You do realize that that is your opinion right? On the international stage, America is allied with and always has allied with Israel, not Palestine.
    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
    Rt is Russia Today. I like getting their take because it it so different and says so much about Russian government politics.
    I know that, it's also state owned which is why RT is exactly the way it is. I don't like to believe anything they say and take most of what they say with a grain of salt.
    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?

    Having dyslexia, I usually just start at the end and read it backwards...






    Just kidding. I really just avoid PMSNBC.
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    Re: How do you read the news?

    Quote Originally Posted by chromium View Post

    1. 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.

    2. 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.

    3. 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?

    4. 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.
    1. Thanks for being honest!

    2. This is kind of how I do it as well, though there are topics I like to keep track of like media stories, tech stories, what's happening with my favorite corporate brands, and political topics that I care about. I also try to research each currently trending topic back to the point when it wasn't a trending topic. That's usually the silver lining with no bias.

    3. For the past week Hannity had on his show top people from Israel on his show and he tried to bait them with Obama is a bad guy and that he doesn't seem like he's supporting Israel as much as he should be. They all replied with the same talking points from their government that US is a strong ally and the Iron Dome is the best thing ever.

    4. I tend to stay away from independent sources because I don't trust them!
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    Re: How do you read the news?

    MSN.com
    InformationClearingHouse.info
    Buzzflash.com
    APBreakingNews
    RIANovosti
    AlJazeera
    Kitco.com
    ThirdWorldTraveler.com
    Google search-pertinent words on any current event and review the disclosed links

    This isn't everything, but is an excellent synopsis, Most stories need to be followed up with a Google search.

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    Re: How do you read the news?

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    Watch RT, CNBC, France24, BBC, AlJazeera, ZDF, ARD
    Listen NPR, DLF, WDR5
    Read NYT, WP, The Economist, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy Magazine
    Do Fora and check things out, when they contradict patterns
    I call BS, that are you have no life outside of that.

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    Re: How do you read the news?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamster Buddha View Post
    I call BS, that are you have no life outside of that.
    You mean that would be too much input for you? You wouldn't want to read every article or watch every station daily, you know.

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    Re: How do you read the news?

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    You mean that would be too much input for you? You wouldn't want to read every article or watch every station daily, you know.
    I'm saying I'm a slow reader, and there isn't enough time in the day for me to do that much reading, or watching... though I do like The Economist, just wish it wasn't so expensive.

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    Re: How do you read the news?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamster Buddha View Post
    I'm saying I'm a slow reader, and there isn't enough time in the day for me to do that much reading, or watching... though I do like The Economist, just wish it wasn't so expensive.
    It is expensive. My favorite read, though

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    Re: How do you read the news?

    Quote Originally Posted by ModerateGOP View Post
    4. I tend to stay away from independent sources because I don't trust them!
    Well by this, i mean Amnesty International and other humanitarian groups, and collectives like the EU and UN have all condemned israel's response. American politicians, talking heads, religious figures and such have too much a vested interest in defending israel no matter what, and that's who gets shown on the news giving their 2 cents. If they start interviewing poor Palestinians whose school was hit by rockets, guess what, prejudiced viewers may turn the channel. Some columnist in Canada might have quite a different take on it. Ideally, independent sources will also seek out actual data and report it without taking a side.

    It doesn't have to be some big international incident either. If i want an unbiased yet knowledgeable opinion on whether the new detroit arena project should be approved, i wouldn't go ask mike illitch (the guy who stands to profit) like the local news does. Sure, illitch should have a chance to present his case, but the problem with commercial driven news is there is no sensible debate - usually 1 or 2 get interviewed briefly - no independent studies, and a very short time to present a complicated subject. The viewer is left with cursory and biased info from well-known figures (who can drive ratings), which later often gets regurgitated as if it's all indisputable fact. I'd rather hear from academic researchers or citing previous research on sports arena projects & economic impact on the city.

    Especially if we get all our news from one outlet like Hannity or Bill Maher, we're basically letting someone else think for us. Although god knows what they really think. Watch Hannity someday 'come out' as liberal. He's just selling ad spots after all.

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