View Poll Results: Where do you get your news from? (Choose all that apply)

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  • CNN

    12 33.33%
  • FOX

    16 44.44%
  • ABC

    9 25.00%
  • MSNBC

    9 25.00%
  • CBS

    9 25.00%
  • RT

    6 16.67%
  • Huffington Post

    8 22.22%
  • The Daily Show

    7 19.44%
  • Washington Post

    10 27.78%
  • Other

    31 86.11%
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Thread: News Outlets You Get Your News From

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    Re: News Outlets You Get Your News From

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Then why did several of their on air reporters resign because of story directions from Moscow during the Ukraine crisis?
    That wasn't RT America though, that was just plain ol' RT. RT America operates on US soil and is run by US citizens.

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    Re: News Outlets You Get Your News From

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Yeah, that's called click bait. The idea is to get you to click on a headline that's as "grabby" as possible. When you click on it the news site gets money from the ad shown in the banner.
    My favorite twitter handle for a while was @SavedYouAClick. They basically take all of the clickbait headlines and sum them up. It's awesome. Here's a sample:

    No. RT @ContentHackers: Are people actually reading your content?
    Bitcoin. RT @CNBC: Trader thinks this currency will replace the whole global financial system
    Golden State Warriors. RT @matt_dollinger: We have an all-West top five in the NBA Power Rankings. Who is No. 1? (via @SInow)
    CVS. Cigarettes. They're bad for you. RT @Upworthy: A major pharmacy just stopped selling a super-profitable item. Here's why.

    I've actually seen where the social media person who put the tweet out get mad and fire back at this guy because he ruins their headlines. I love it.
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    Re: News Outlets You Get Your News From

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    My favorite twitter handle for a while was @SavedYouAClick. They basically take all of the clickbait headlines and sum them up. It's awesome. Here's a sample:

    No. RT @ContentHackers: Are people actually reading your content?
    Bitcoin. RT @CNBC: Trader thinks this currency will replace the whole global financial system
    Golden State Warriors. RT @matt_dollinger: We have an all-West top five in the NBA Power Rankings. Who is No. 1? (via @SInow)
    CVS. Cigarettes. They're bad for you. RT @Upworthy: A major pharmacy just stopped selling a super-profitable item. Here's why.

    I've actually seen where the social media person who put the tweet out get mad and fire back at this guy because he ruins their headlines. I love it.
    Ha! Nice.

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    Re: News Outlets You Get Your News From

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Yeah, that's called click bait. The idea is to get you to click on a headline that's as "grabby" as possible. When you click on it the news site gets money from the ad shown in the banner.
    I'm not talking about that. Look at the Drudge Report. It's nothing but links to other news sources mostly newspapers, the MSM websites, AP, Ruters, etc. Drudge rewrites the headlines of those news stories to catch your interest. He doesn't get one penny when someone links to the NY Times, WSJ or Brietbart, etc. websites where the news article is located. Drudge makes his money from the advertising at the top of the page. Have you noticed how ignoring it is every minute or so when the page refreshes itself when a new advertiser appears at the top ?

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    Re: News Outlets You Get Your News From

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    I'm not talking about that. Look at the Drudge Report. It's nothing but links to other news sources mostly newspapers, the MSM websites, AP, Ruters, etc. Drudge rewrites the headlines of those news stories to catch your interest. He doesn't get one penny when someone links to the NY Times, WSJ or Brietbart, etc. websites where the news article is located. Drudge makes his money from the advertising at the top of the page. Have you noticed how ignoring it is every minute or so when the page refreshes itself when a new advertiser appears at the top ?
    Yeah, that's the definition of click bait and it works on everyone. Even if you know it's click bait, you still want to go see it. It's not limited Drudge Report. The whole slew of "Kinja" sites do it as well:

    Deadspin
    Gawker
    Jezebel
    Gizmodo

    I'm not sure about Vice - they might.
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    Re: News Outlets You Get Your News From

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    I'm not talking about that. Look at the Drudge Report. It's nothing but links to other news sources mostly newspapers, the MSM websites, AP, Ruters, etc. Drudge rewrites the headlines of those news stories to catch your interest. He doesn't get one penny when someone links to the NY Times, WSJ or Brietbart, etc. websites where the news article is located. Drudge makes his money from the advertising at the top of the page. Have you noticed how ignoring it is every minute or so when the page refreshes itself when a new advertiser appears at the top ?
    And when you click on those links, Drudge gets paid.

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    Re: News Outlets You Get Your News From

    NY Times
    Washington Post
    CNN
    Various news aggregation sites
    The Atlantic
    BBC
    Mainichi Shinbum
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    Re: News Outlets You Get Your News From

    I intentionally avoid TV news except for Democracy Now and occassionally the news on PBS News. The Nation magazine, my local Hearst Corp owned newspaper, another inferior local paper, a couple of local lifestyle weeklies and Pacifica radio provide most of my news. Various sites online, including this forum, often lead me to news stories. This site is a convenient way to quickly learn about my opponents spin on events and their trending issues. I also get a lot of alerts in my e-mail from advocacy groups. I don't consume them consistently, but Al Jazeera TV and the Guardian (British newspaper) are good sources.


    In my opinion, and probably objectively, commercial broadcast and cable news-entertainment*1 shows and the lesser newspapers disinform more than they inform the consumer. It isn't that they lie, its that they tend to sensationalize the trivial, trivialize or ignore the important, create fear and crisis, manufactures heroes and villians and misses the big picture. The bias is a centrist pro-corporate bias. The agenda is to encourage you to buy stuff. Those outlets don't even provide much actual news with all the sports, weather, advice, entertainment "news", video "news" releases*2, and human interest stories. Commercial TV is the worst with all the happy talk and banter, theme music bumpers with crane shots coming out of the commercials, and opening and closing credits and titles that are included in a news show, there is very little time for real news. Ignore the stories on fires and crime (almost always inconsequential) and there is very little substance.

    *1 that's all of the "news" shows

    *2 "A video news release (VNR) is a video segment made to look like a news report, but is instead created by a PR firm, advertising agency, marketing firm, corporation, or government agency. They are provided to television newsrooms to shape public opinion, promote commercial products and services, publicize individuals, or support other interests. News producers may air VNRs, in whole or in part, at their discretion or incorporate them into news reports if they contain information appropriate to a story or of interest to viewers......"
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    Re: News Outlets You Get Your News From

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    And when you click on those links, Drudge gets paid.
    No he doesn't.

    What Drudge does is no different than what I do when I start a thread on the DP that links to another source. I don't get a damn penny and neither does the DP. But I should.

    >" Drudge met Andrew Breitbart in Los Angeles during the 1990s and became his mentor, with Breitbart later helping to run the Drudge Report.[6][7] Breitbart announced in 2005 that he was "amicably leaving the Drudge Report after a long and close working relationship with Matt Drudge" but still helped run Drudge's website from Los Angeles by working the afternoon shift, in addition to running Breitbart.com.[8][9][10] Drudge frequently links to Breitbart's site, but does not get paid for this service.[7]

    A story by Business 2.0 magazine from April 2003 estimated that Drudge's website received $3,500 a day (almost $1.3 million a year) in advertising revenues. Subtracting his relatively minor server costs, the magazine estimated that The Drudge Report website netted $800,000 a year..."<

    Matt Drudge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


    >"The Drudge Report doesn't have a salesforce. It works with a firm called Intermarkets to sell the ad units on its pages. The Drudge Report contains general news, often with a political slant, which means The Drudge Report likely gets relatively low revenue-per-page. (Say, $1.50 per 1000 pages). But The Drudge Report has a lot of pageviews...

    One of the most remarkable things about The Drudge Report is that the site's content still consists primarily of original headlines linked to stories elsewhere on the web. This is a highly innovative and efficient media model, one that takes full advantage of the amazing capabilities of the Internet..."<

    Read more: Drudge Report Worth Hundreds Of Millions - Business Insider

    >"The Drudge Report site consists mainly of selected[22] hyperlinks to news websites all over the world, each link carrying a headline written by Drudge or his editors. The linked stories are generally hosted on the external websites of mainstream media outlets. It occasionally includes stories written by Drudge — usually two or three paragraphs in length. They generally concern a story about to be published in a major magazine or newspaper. Drudge occasionally publishes Nielsen, Arbitron, or BookScan ratings, or early election exit polls that are otherwise not made available to the public.
    The site carries advertisements that generate the site's revenue. The Drudge Report's advertising is sold by Vienna, Virginia-based ad firm Intermarkets..."<

    Drudge Report - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Re: News Outlets You Get Your News From

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    If we're thinking of the same incident, those were reporters working for Russian news media...in Russia.
    Then we are not thinking of the same incident. These were reporters in the US and UK.
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