News Junkies...Who do You Rely on for News?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by mom'sfolly, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. mom'sfolly

    mom'sfolly Crowing

    Feb 15, 2007
    Austin area, Texas
    I was just wondering, with all of us who seem to be news junkies....what is your favorite source for news: talk radio, network news programs, national news networks, local newspapers, national newspapers (NY Times, USAToday, etc), internet news, blogs, PBS, news magazines (Time, Newsweek, etc), NPR, or other sources.

    I use multiple sources....local newspapers, nat'l magazines, PBS, network news programs, and news networks.
  2. happyhen

    happyhen Songster

    May 8, 2008
    Northeastern Ohio
    All of the above! DH and I are hardcore junkies! [​IMG]
  3. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing

    Fox news (obviously, since I'm a righty) and the Internet. Press Enterprise is what I use for my local news. I love that I can read an article and then tell the whole entire world what I think in the comment section. [​IMG]
  4. ninjapoodles

    ninjapoodles Sees What You Did There

    May 24, 2008
    Central Arkansas
    You sure can't rely on a single source, that's for darn sure. I'm pretty much like you, mom'sfolly...multiple sources, both print and online, minimally influenced by televised coverage.
  5. iwatch thenews on tv, and also read my internet news, Ithink the internet has broader coverage, TV is more for the weather than news. [​IMG] marrie
  6. redoak

    redoak Songster

    Feb 27, 2008
    Russia, NY
    Most of the time I don't watch TV news, but I read the local newspaper everyday.
  7. coffeelady3

    coffeelady3 Froths Milk for Hard Cash

    Jun 26, 2008
    Tacoma, WA
    I read my local paper, and check out Drudge Report online several times a day.
  8. hatchaholic

    hatchaholic Songster

    Jul 23, 2008
    South Carolina
    Try to find the independent shows, especially Glenn Beck. Try not to watch the network channels.
  9. ninjapoodles

    ninjapoodles Sees What You Did There

    May 24, 2008
    Central Arkansas
    Do those of you who rely on obviously biased "news" sources never check other sources, for balance? I read lots of material that makes me want to hold my nose, just to make sure I'm getting "the other side of the story."

    For instance, if my favorite website was Drudge or Little Green Footballs, I'd make sure that I also checked sites like Huffington Post and The Daily Kos regularly. It's increasingly difficult to find TRULY objective sources, so I find that just checking as many sources as possible on the important issues gives you a much better grasp of what's really going on.

    For my local news, it's easy--the state daily paper is WAY right-wing, and the state weekly is WAY left-wing. If you read both of them, you can actually get a decent balance.
  10. TheOLDNewChick

    TheOLDNewChick I'm an original

    Jun 12, 2007
    Tioga, Louisiana
    Talk Radio & CNN for major coverage.

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