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Old 12-09-2005, 11:02 AM   #1
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Where do You get Your News?

It seems to me that most of the arguments here stem from the news sources people use.

So I’m curios.

I get the majority of mine from NPR, PRI, and the BBC.

And I get my financial news mostly from Reuters

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I get a decent chunk of my news from the various tv networks (to a degree, I'm in the news business), a little slice now and again from the Daily Show. For print news, I read The Week, which is a magazine that summarizes the best stories from a variety of sources.
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Kraj, TV Networks and the Daily Show!?!?
Well at least that explains some things.

So what is NPR and PRI?

I like ArabNews English print, BBC is ok for a different view also. But I do use multi-online sources. I hardly ever watch the national news from any of the major stations anymore as I have found they seem to either put their own spin/take on a subject (not true unbiased reporting) or skip stores all together if it is not to their way of thinking. I do watch local news however.

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Kraj, TV Networks and the Daily Show!?!?
Well at least that explains some things.

So what is NPR and PRI?

I like ArabNews English print, BBC is ok for a different view also. But I do use multi-online sources. I hardly ever watch the national news from any of the major stations anymore as I have found they seem to either put their own spin/take on a subject (not true unbiased reporting) or skip stores all together if it is not to their way of thinking. I do watch local news however.
National Public Radio
Public Radio International

Which explains my propensity to talk about scientific and environmental issues.

http://www.npr.org/
http://www.theworld.org/

Only usally on the radio.
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I've heard the Bush Admin wants to pull funding to NPR. Anyone else hear that? Oh, I catch the BBC World News when I can on public tv, and check CNN on-line.
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I've heard the Bush Admin wants to pull funding to NPR. Anyone else hear that? Oh, I catch the BBC World News when I can on public tv, and check CNN on-line.



More or less any non-Southern Baptist Bible thumping, anti war mongering, pollution control, advocate type programming is hereby banded by the FCC.

This is message from the Emergency Broadcast System.

PUBLIC NOTICE: In the interest of National Security and implemented by the Homeland Security Department as authorized by the Patriot Act.

All public radio is hereby banned by the FCC.

(But only until this terrorist threat has been contained.)

As soon as we have secured the planet, free speech and mobility will be restored to the American People.
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What's NPR ?
National Public Radio
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The following is Copied from NPR.org

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NPR supports its operations through a combination of membership dues and programming fees from over 780 independent radio stations, sponsorship from private foundations and corporations, and revenue from the sales of transcripts, books, CDs, and merchandise. A very small percentage -- between one percent to two percent of NPR's annual budget -- comes from competitive grants sought by NPR from federally funded organizations, such as the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, National Science Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.
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Many Right wingers in the US mistakenly think NPR, PRI, and Public Radio in general have a liberal bias. And if you compare them to right wing networks like FOX you would find the more balanced approach of NPR to be left of your sensibilities.

Check out their web site and listen to some of there recordings of some of their broadcast.
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I get the news from my homepage: http://news.google.com/ modified to fill my needs.
There I have all the news and links to all the papers that talks about it. This way I don't get the version of the news dictate by someone, but versions of every newspaper so I can build my opinion instead of taking someone else's.
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As long as they're not communists, eh
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newsworthy

NPR: Iraq
NPR: Great Interviews (Search for Friedman and Cirincione)

Middle East

Almost anything by Friedman (This might be a subscriber-page. He writes for the N.Y. Times and has written a few great books).

Asia (Haven't checked this one yet but hope to soon).

Reference:
http://www.brook.edu
http://www.publicintegrity.org/default.aspx
http://www.lexingtoninstitute.org/
http://www.carnegieendowment.org/

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I try to get info from lots of different sources in different countries, and use the web a lot for this.

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