Where do you find good unbiased news?

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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.
     
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    I pretty much agree with everything you said...
    including your lists.

    though not actually NEWS SHOWS, I find that the daily show and colbert report, though obviously liberal, tend to be fair to both sides when they cover the news topics of the day

    if a dem behaves badly you can be sure that he/she will NOT get a free pass from either of these 2 shows
     
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    I asked this a month back or so and didn't really get much feedback. I think in a few hours you'll have someone tear down all the ones you think are good. I'm not...just saying someone else might.
     
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    This is a really tough question.

    The short answer is read a lot of different things from all sides, use your brain to weed out the bullshit, and try to form an independent common sense opinion.
     
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    BBC has been know to lean liberal as has PBS and the editorial pages of the WA Post.

    Fox and eib are definately right leaning while msnbc and air america are definately left leaning.

    CNN, depending on the anchor, can be either nuetral or liberal.

    I never really used the christian science monitor but it sounds conservative :lol:


    I'm not saying you are right/wrong just saying my opinion is different than yours.

    There are no unbiased sources. This is why you have to watch multiple sources to get your information then decide what you feel is the most accurate.

    Personally I read al-jezeera online a lot for news about America in the international community.
     
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    CNN Neutral?? Hardly
     
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    The Washington Post is one of the most outwardly biased, least credible, obscenely unreliable and dishonest major outlets in America. The editorial board are uniformly laissez-faire, pro-war in any instance, staunchly zionist, obsequious and deferential to power, administration water carriers. They never met an anonymous government source they didn't like and serve as an outlet for the last two administrations to pass on whatever propaganda they want.


    Democracy Now A daily TV/radio news program, hosted by Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez, airing on over 800 stations, pioneering the largest community media collaboration in the U.S. is perhaps the best online news source

    I don't really think there's a national TV channel or newspaper that isn't seriously influenced by its corporate owners to not be adversarial to government and corporate power the way that all journalists should be. Most wind up being mindless stenographers of government claims.
     
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    No such thing as unbiased news. I find that I like talk radio since I listen to most of my news in the car and you can switch between the liberal and the conservative shows to avoid the commercials. Many of the liberal talk radio shows are majorly lacking but there are a few good ones out there. It is really entertaining to hear Hannity covering the same topic as one of the liberal talking heads at the same time. It can give you real insight into the nuances that reveal bias. It is truly amazing how far some of these can be blown out of proportion.
     
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