Web news outlets?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by stg58, May 28, 2013.


  1. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+ Founding Member

    Quick poll of the preferred news outlets.

    For me:
    Infowars
    Drudge
    reddit
    BBC
    SFgate.com
    FOX news
    Wired.com
    Local area paper & TV web sites
    A bit left but I still hit CNN

    Avoid like the plague:
    Anything NBC, CBS, ABC and ny times
     
  2. JABECmfg

    JABECmfg multi-useless Site Supporter

    Does the Onion count? (Sorry, couldn't resist.)

    I like alternative news, and I like my tin foil hat every now and then, but the problem with many independent alternative "news" sources is that it's often hard to wade through all the BS and find real news. I've seen some really good articles on alternative news sites, but so many of them will report on something we should be concerned about - like how a politician would stand to profit from legislation being pushed through a midnight session, out of the public's view - and then go on to tell us that "the Space Nazis are coming, and they're only going to allow us to drink Miller Lite, oh the horror"...

    Maybe I'm just not looking in the right places?
     
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  3. Mechwolf

    Mechwolf Monkey+

    I hit most of those listed but i still hit msn and yahoo to see what the enemy is spewing out of their mouths.
     
  4. jasonl6

    jasonl6 Monkey+

    Understatement of the day!

    I usually check..

    The Blaze
    Drudge
    Weasel Zippers
     
  5. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    I like to look at most of those listed and then cross reference to other sites and see if the info jives in general. The alternative sites tend to show a different angle to a story which can be insightful....or amusing.

    @JABECmfg you better not be right on this "they're only going to allow us to drink Miller Lite, oh the horror"... THAT will be a sad day as I will miss my Porter- and will fight for a good beer!! [sawgunner]
     
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  6. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    No sense in processing ML thru your system, might as well pour it directly on the tree roots.
     
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  7. JABECmfg

    JABECmfg multi-useless Site Supporter

    [ROFL]I know it's probably a long shot, but...

    I think I'm gonna stock up on Anheuser Busch products anyway, just to be on the safe side... :D
     
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  8. DMGoddess

    DMGoddess Monkey+

    Thank God nobody said 'Before Its News'. Those people will dredge up things from two or more years ago, and 'report' it like it was yesterday.
    They 'reported' on a video of military vehicles going by train through Los Angeles. Cause for concern, right? They got it from someone who reposted a 2 year old vid! He didn't even have the decency to say it was a repost. He posted the video like it was his. They took his word on it, and a little (very little) digging brought up the truth.
     
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  9. Hazmat54

    Hazmat54 Monkey+

    I would add World Net Daily and for financial news ZeroHedge.

    There is a blog by some guy named Charles Hugh-Smith which I read also. Of Two Minds is what he calls it.
     
  10. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter++

    Got to love the Onion. After reading Drudge, Zero Hedge, couple conspiracy sites plus the Blaze, it is nice to have occasional silly news to read. Did you read this one on the Onion?
    Family Concerned After John McCain Wanders Into Syria

    Family Concerned After John McCain Wanders Into Syria | The Onion - America's Finest News Source
     
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  11. JABECmfg

    JABECmfg multi-useless Site Supporter

    Nice - that's one of the better ones I've seen in a while!

    First time I ever saw the Duffel Blog (like the Onion, but more for a military audience) was an article forwarded to me by a good friend, who received it from his brother, who's in the Army. It only took me a few minutes to figure out it was a joke, but for those first few minutes, I was pretty worried...

    EDIT - almost forgot - anyone who's not familiar with the Onion, should click on the link in post 10. Good stuff.
     
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