Who is your news source ?

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by MobileMarine, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. MobileMarine

    MobileMarine New Member

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    Hearing alot of conspiracy theories these days about our news stations . If some of you pecker heads dont believe the main stream media where do you go ?

    Who is telling it like it is with out sounding like a broken record ?
     
  2. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Reuters. As much as any of them.

    Do not know that it is a conspiracy, just lousy, biased reporting from most.
     

  3. CourtJester

    CourtJester Active Member

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    NPR, BBC, CNN, and The Daily Show. NPR on my way too and from work more often than the others.
     
  4. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    Fox for local news. My local fox tends to stay away from politics.
    The Daily Show and Cobert Report for some politics.
    You guys for the rest.:p
     
  5. downsouth

    downsouth New Member

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    Really! The Daily Show and The Colbert Report as a primary news source? Come on guys, they are satire. Comedy Channel you know.
     
  6. CourtJester

    CourtJester Active Member

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    Yeah but they tend to hit the nail right on the head
     
  7. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    They usually do. :D
     
  8. Scratchammo

    Scratchammo New Member

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    Gunowners of America, Newsmax, Patriot Update, Vision to America, NRA, Conservative Byte, & y'all.
     
  9. countryboy

    countryboy New Member

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    Strictly the BBC.

    EXPENDABLE
     
  10. downsouth

    downsouth New Member

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    I watch them now and again. They will chop a video out of context in a heartbeat in order to get the applause line. It's funny, but not a primary news source. At least not mine.

    I truley don't know if any of us are getting the news that really counts. Oh, the media will cover the politics of WashingtonDC from all different angles. That I believe is part of the m.o., watch this hand type of thing.

    The only way we can get close to be being an informed individual is by seeking out multiple sources and types or information. That for me is cable channels, cnn, fox and msnbc. Talk radio and the websites from world news daily to the huffington post. Some left, some right, and some almost kooky.

    Seems like all news sources have an agenda these days. If you gather from a variety, I think we may reap the truth in with a whole bunch of chaff. It's up to the individual to process witch is what.

    To my point, remember the John Edwards sex scandel in 2008?
    What "news organization" broke that story? It was the NATIONAL INQUIRER. They broke it months before the other networks picked it up. In a 24 hour news cycle, how does that happen.
     
  11. readygirl

    readygirl New Member

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    FOX, and MSNBC, That way i get the right wing, and left wing versions, and can make up my own mind, And i guess their comentary, not news, but i like to watch Oriley (i think he is drunk half the time) Hannity, on FNN, and the fur trader on MSNBC.
     
  12. Striperhound

    Striperhound New Member

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    Nothing against you personally, and I don't know about "the Daily Show", but you've just listed probably the top 3 channels that just about everbody refers to as the most liberal. In my experience they're pretty much in lock step with the rest of the major lefty broadcasters.

    Although better than the others, even Fox news is not conservative in all respects, but on some topics sounds just like the lefties, so they're not "fair and balanced" or as conservative as they claim.

    If you want to get "the rest of the story" as Paul Harvey used to say I recommend the Drudge report & cnsnews.com.

    Yeah, I'm conservative/"right wing", & happy to be so. I thought on a gun forum I'd find more of the same.

    You can listen to whomever you want, but i'll bet that if you asked the broadcasters or staff of NPR or CNN they all voted for Obama. I'll also bet that you won't find many of them, if any, that support your 2nd ammendment rights. If you want to get your perspective of the world from that kind of people that's your choice.
     
  13. fireguy

    fireguy New Member

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    If we watch tv news it is the local CBS channel or Fox. I watch some commentary on Fox, but it gets tiresome with too many wanting to make a shock comment to incite shouting on the panel shows.
    I scour the web for most of my news. I skim the headlines on Drudge for interesting stories. I check the Weekly Standard online for blogs and stories every morning. Look at Forbes and Financial Times every morning. I check Neal Boortz's Neal's Nuze and program notes, if you haven't heard of him he is a rabid Libertarian who is hoot to listen to on the radio. Sometimes I go to Newsmax, I get The Best of the Web in my email every day from the Wall St. Journal.
    I also get a daily newspaper and subscribe to The Weekly Standard and The American Rifleman. That covers most of where I get my news and from which I form my oppinions.
     
  14. Vikingdad

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    I read the San Jose Mercury News every morning as I have for decades. At the same time my wife is watching Good Morning America on TV. When I finish the paper (comics are last), I go online and read Reuters, BBC, and many other news sources. When I have time (which is rarely) I listen to a Sacramento "infotainment" radio show, Armstrong and Getty Armstrong & Getty - Armstrong & Getty They have a good show (it was named one of the "Best New News & Politics" podcasts on iTunes for 2011). Pretty even handed with a lot of humor. They approach life and politics in much the same way I do. When they go off the air at 10:00 and I am still listening I will listen to Rush for as long as I can stand him. I listen to Glenn Beck for awhile as well (again, on the rare occasion when I have the time), I also flip over to NPR.

    Other than my wife watching GMA while I read the paper I watch virtually no TV news. In the evenings I will look up stuff on the internet that I have heard about throughout the day.

    Don't rely on any one source. Go to many and question them. Use your intellect to determine what you believe to be the truth. And be willing to find you have determined wrongly.
     
  15. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    Here's what's in my news list...

    Quad City Times (local)
    Moline Dispatch (local)
    Drudge Report
    The Blaze
    Flyover Geeks
    FoxNews.com
    Breitbart.com
    NewsBuster.org
    NewsMax
    RealClearPolitics
    WSJ.com
    Financial Times
    NYTimes
    Forbes
    FoxBusiness
    CBSNews
    USNews
     
  16. buckhuntr

    buckhuntr Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    My car radio stays tuned to NPR most of the time. I've known them to take flack from both the Left and the Right for various stories, and as an Independent voter, I think NPR is as impartial as any news organization around. At lunch I read my boss's Wall Street Journal (I'm a tax accountant for a financial services company, and have to stay informed about things that impact my job duties). I catch bits and pieces of various local news stories, but seeing as how I'm in Oklahoma, all the local news is skewed to the Right. The occasional times I've caught The Daily Show, I've found it to be dead on most of the time, humor or not.
     
  17. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    The truth about gun ownership and the second ammendment is that amongst actual voters it crosses party lines. Altho republicans like to claim its "their issue" its been republican presidents that have done the most harm to gun ownership in america. The most aggregious example is ronald the clown reagen cheerfully signing the 1986 gun ban into effect which we still suffer from. Then george bush 1 doing it also!!

    democrats will tend to vote for bans but thats only if they have political cover with a republican in power to take the hit. Its a major reason i dont want newt or romney they are both leftist enough to sign a ban into law just to get along!!! There IS a reason that from 2008 to 2010 there was zero movement from democrats on the gun ban issue when they had near filibuster proof majorities in both houses...

    Im not saying its a cut and dried thing that a portion of them arent anti gun, my point is its a much more complex issue than R vs D.

    as for NPR listening to that for the time of day at the least is akin to expecting truth in broadcasting from joseph goerbals in the 1940s....
     
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  18. towboater

    towboater Active Member

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    ROX news # 1 !!!!!!!
     
  19. ellis36

    ellis36 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    FoxNews in the morning, but it's a little hard to take sometimes, what with the giggles and the guest chefs cooking up something on the sidewalk. I get a quick summary from the Drudge Report then go to Lucianne.com News Forum - HomePage. I haven't seen anyone list this site. For those unfamiliar with it, it gives headlines which are updated by the minute, a quick summary, a comment by the blogger and a click takes you to the original article if you are interested. Reader comments are also available. Leans conservative.
     
  20. MobileMarine

    MobileMarine New Member

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    Business North Carolina - North Carolina's business magazine

    Thats the magazine I get monthly , Its all business related but it is also very informative and has two sections with one righty and one lefty who write a artical apiece , It also tell what new companies are moving into NC and when and where along with how many it will employee , purtty good mag in my book.

    I also find it amazing and curious how the nuclear cluster phuck in japan has just up and vanished from the media like a fart in the wind . You would think that would be a semi important issue to keep focused on .

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