I research everything thoroughly and question everything even against conventional thinking
I believe everything on the internet especially Facebook memes and twitter posts!
I avoid news stories from sources I don't like!
I just read headlines
I only research about issues I care about and use sources I agree with to make myself feel better
I just use DP
I use or will try your timeline method!
Having dyslexia, I usually just start at the end and read it backwards...
Just kidding. I really just avoid PMSNBC.
Liberalismódividing up the EARNED wealth of honest, hard working and ingenious AMERICANS and giving it to the leeches who would rather waste their worthless lives living off the government teat.
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!
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.
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.