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Mon Jun 10, 2019, 08:28 AM

Where do you get your news online?

I watch CNN and MSNBC, but when I get online I'm a little lost. I'm not looking for anything completely liberal (or conservative). Is there a middle as far as news is concerned?
Thanks in advance.

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Response to zanana1 (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 08:33 AM

1. I follow news sources like Reuters via Twitter...

...and others like BBC and the Guardian as well.

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Response to zanana1 (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 08:33 AM

2. Multiple sources.. Some of the news "aggregators" are useful in terms of identifying what the

major subjects are (and I count DU in that), but then I go to a reliable source of MSM reporting for more detail--either from their links or by perusing WAPO, (which I subscribe to) and NYT and LATIMES (front page to id stories, but the $$$ paywall keeps me from generally going further), the Guardian...

I like to check out BBC website frequently as well.

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Response to zanana1 (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 08:36 AM

3. I pay for online access to both the Washington Post and the New York Times

They run specials now and again plus I want to support actual journalists.

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Response to zanana1 (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 08:37 AM

4. I also like WAPO and The Guardian....

but I would be lost without DU for aggregate and for taking the pulse of the day... EVERY DAY.

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Response to zanana1 (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 08:37 AM

5. DU. All the good stuff ends up here quickly.

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Response to zanana1 (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 08:44 AM

6. NYT, WAPO, Google news

NYT runs specials, I got WAPO through Amazon for something like $4.99/month.
But first thing I do when I open my laptop, is check the Google news page, got headlines and links to NYT, WAPO, weather, and others.

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Response to zanana1 (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 08:45 AM

7. I subscribe to NY Times and WaPo. Also New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Foreign Affairs and...

whole hosts of freebies that load up my inbox.

PBS and NPR are also great resources, as are many of their local stations. I give them money, too. Bloomberg, al-Jazeera, and a bunch of others are out there. And I keep getting popups from Yahoo, Google, and whatever else is out there spying on me.

Too much to read, really.

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Response to zanana1 (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 08:55 AM

8. I follow DW, PBS, BBC

on Facebook, listen to the local public radio station and use the news app on the iPad along with reading things on this site.

I will not watch Cable Noise in any form as it is simply Infotainment.

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Response to zanana1 (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 09:15 AM

9. I generally stay in the green rectangle, then form my own opinions.

I'll also read stuff from the yellow block, but take it with a grain of salt. Orange and red are useful for seeing how the extreme ends are being programmed, but that's about all they're good for.

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Response to zanana1 (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 11:10 AM

10. Democratic Underground LBN... it's pretty good at picking up news I'm interested in.

But it also misses some. I've posted news I've thought important in LBN and watched it sink with few replies.

I always follow up with original sources, if they're solid ones.

I avoid places like huffington post or television news sites.

There's no way in hell I'd suffer television news. I'd have to restrained like this:

wikipedia

I visit the BBC news almost daily for international news, and have electronic subscriptions, or donate to, a few other primary news sources.

My wife and I quit traditional television over ten years ago. Our television is a no-commercial movie player -- DVDs and Netflix. That's all it does.



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Response to zanana1 (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 11:17 AM

11. WashingtonPost, RawStory, HuffPo, Alternet, TheRoot, etc.

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