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Discussion in 'Free Speech Alley' started by HalloweenRun, Dec 26, 2018.

  1. HalloweenRun

    HalloweenRun I'll try to be nicer, if you try to be smarter!

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    We’ve hashed over the news many times and ways. However with people visiting, my routine is out of kilter.

    First thing in the morning, I have been checking CNN looking at the headlines, then moving to other sources for the story. I realized this morning that I have absolutely no intention to read even one word outside the headline that CNN writes. I’m just looking for leads.

    Lord knows what a multi-billion dollar organization like CNN spends on generating news, but every word is rejected. And not just by me. That is screwed up, regardless of any political affiliation.
     
  2. LaSalleAve

    LaSalleAve when in doubt, mumble

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    All they have done is just run with the model Fox News created and turned into the lefty version of Fox.
     
  3. LSUpride123

    LSUpride123 Boobies make everything A OK!!!

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    If CNN followed the Fox model as you say, their ratings wouldn’t be in the gutter.
     
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  4. GiantDuckFan

    GiantDuckFan O the Joy

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    CNN has to share the left idiots with MSNBC and others, whereas, all the idiots on the right watch FOX
     
  5. kcal

    kcal Founding Member

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    lot of truth there

    so where to get news? better cast a wide net if you hope to get substance rather that screaming chyrons
     
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  6. HalloweenRun

    HalloweenRun I'll try to be nicer, if you try to be smarter!

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    WAPO
    NYTIMES
    WSJ
    Reuters
    (non-US sources of news will probably shock you)

    Having stated that, I mostly watch MSNBC. Loonies!
     
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  7. kcal

    kcal Founding Member

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    I start my day with wapo which leans left and then go to realclearpolitics. it’s a good site with differing perspective. After that I go to drudgereport which leans toward right. I’ll see who’s predicting the end of the world on cnn/fox but both those are 75% opinion shows/panels. I tend to watch cbsn for news as it’s more conversational in tone.
     
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  8. GiantDuckFan

    GiantDuckFan O the Joy

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    I love reading the NY Times, they have the juiciest headlines and articles,.. but you can't believe a word they say.
     
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  9. LaSalleAve

    LaSalleAve when in doubt, mumble

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    Not true, all about the people that watch. There is really only 1 big time blatantly slanted conservative news organization, there are a few lefty ones. So split the ratings.
     
  10. LSUpride123

    LSUpride123 Boobies make everything A OK!!!

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    DO you think it means something that there is 1 main stream outlet for the right vs the 3+ on the left?
     

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