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Old 04-29-2010, 12:09 AM
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Where do you find good unbiased news? I realize that all news organizations are biased to some extent, however some clearly have an agenda. Here is what I came up with. Do you agree? If not where would you turn to get fair news coverage?

The Best:
BBC News
Christian Science Monitor
Washington Post
PBS
CNN


The Worst:
Fox News
MSNBC
EIB Network
Air American

What about the Internet? I have no idea. There are loads of news web sites but most have strong right or left leanings.
PBS has some great documentaries on how we came to this financial collapse. Very informing if you can catch one of them.

However, I like Greta Van Sustren on Fox News. Like tonight she had on the Arizona govenor along with others on her program that were in opposition to Arizona's new law--and she delivers a very informative program--without delivering her own personal opinion. Just straight news and interviews.

BTW--FOX is the number 1 rated cable news network today--with MSNBC and HNN the lowest.

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BTW--FOX is the number 1 rated cable news network today--with MSNBC and HNN the lowest.
So what? That clearly doesn't translate to less bias.
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Where do you find good unbiased news?

I get it right from this message board. You can't find more fair and balanced polite discourse than right here
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Of course, I was only joking. But I do find a lot of stories hit this board before they are picked up by the media. Some of the stuff you get here is very good, some is just plain crap....but it does keep you informed
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I like the New York Times, although I don't think it's unbiased.

Same with PBS.

Wall Street Journal and the Economist are good sources for hard news, too.

I'm of the opinion that unbiased news is basically impossible.

Simply the process of deciding what to report creates a bias.

So even doing his very best, the bias of the editor comes into play.

That is not to say that some "news" sources aren't obviously biased with a motive.

Fox for eample on the right, or Radio Pacifica on the left, both have their obvious politically biased axes to grind.

I think the best way to deal with the bias of the news is to read more history. (also bias by the way, but still useful)

Armed with a fairly good understanding of what came before, one can more easily see where the NEWS is either wrong (honestly, and that happens all the time) or biased intentionally.

We are all victims of misinformation...sometime accidental misinformation, sometimes the misinformation is by design.

And we all come at the news with our own prejudices and presuppositions, too.

So even if we got 100% unbiased news that was always 100% accurate, we'd still end up BIASING the news through our own biased filters.

GOD alone knows the truth.

The rest of us are just doing the best we can given what we've got to work with.

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All the major news networks CBS is the best then ABC then NBC or try any of the major newspapers. these are excellent sources for the brain dead liberals and democrats to get their bias!!!!
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I also forgot our public schools, colleges and universities. these holes are full of bias news and thoughts.. that's why it is so important to home school your children. to bad you can't do this for college!!!
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Where do you find good unbiased news? I realize that all news organizations are biased to some extent, however some clearly have an agenda. Here is what I came up with. Do you agree? If not where would you turn to get fair news coverage?

The Best:
BBC News
Christian Science Monitor
Washington Post
PBS
CNN


The Worst:
Fox News
MSNBC
EIB Network
Air American

What about the Internet? I have no idea. There are loads of news web sites but most have strong right or left leanings.

THE EIB network. What are you doing looking for news from a network that is all about a Pundit and his radio show? It does not deserve to be on this list because it does not claim to be a news Network.
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Where do you find good unbiased news? I realize that all news organizations are biased to some extent, however some clearly have an agenda. Here is what I came up with. Do you agree? If not where would you turn to get fair news coverage?

The Best:
BBC News
Christian Science Monitor
Washington Post
PBS
CNN


The Worst:
Fox News
MSNBC
EIB Network
Air American

What about the Internet? I have no idea. There are loads of news web sites but most have strong right or left leanings.
There is no unbiased news anymore.

How do you get unbiased news? What you do is listen to several different news programs from the different viewpoints out there, read several publications each with their known spin on issues, read some interent outlets, then take all that information and decide what YOU think is the truth.

Its always hiding right behind the spin.
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Independent media. Ixnay on all the corporate-sponsored outlets - on TV, print and radio.

ALL sources have a bias. ALL of them. I prefer perusing reporting from journalists whose bias happens to be either citizens' interests, the environment, social justice, etc., rather than from sources biased by the fact that their paychecks and career are tied to the success of the corporate master who owns the enterprise they're reporting for.

Pacifica Radio - excellent

Greg Palast, Jeremy Scahill, William Greider - excellent investigative journalists

BuzzFlash - excelllent central hub (contains both indy and corporate-sponsored sources, but from all over)

Firedoglake, Crooks and Liars, TPM Muckracker and The Rude Pundit - excellent blogs
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Apparently, the folks at FAUX Noise give (all three) Thumbs UP to Weekly World News!!!

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For those doing the math at home, the cash-strapped city of Los Angeles, which is regularly sending its police detectives home because it can't pay all their overtime, allegedly shelled out a billion dollars on space-age transportation that it has never used in an emergency situation, much less tested.

"Fox and Friends" reported that the jetpacks can reach speeds of 63 miles an hour and reach an altitude of 8,000 feet.

Co-host Gretchen Carlson said that while she was "all for buying stuff up and helping the capitalism and all that" she wondered whether the costs would be prohibitive in a bad economy.

Brian Kilmeade wondered about possible safety issues.

You gotta make up some rules,” Kilmeade said. “Because you’re going to have jetpacks flying into choppers!”
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