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post #1 of 28
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Besides the New York Times, I generally turn to CNN. While they might not be the quickest to get to breaking news they seem very reliable. Probably the only reason I don't watch MSNBC is because of the MS (or should I say BS) part of the station. Lastly I turn to Fox news for some comic relief. With a lineup of Bill O'Riely and Hannity and Comes, their conservative views either send me away laughing or pissed off. <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
post #2 of 28
Fox News Channel, usually. Partially because they are a bit more conservative, but also because they seem a lot more "on the ball" about breaking news/covering as much as possible.
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post #3 of 28
espnews and techTV

oh you mean real news?

CNN if I ever really need to, other than that I watch local news
post #4 of 28
CNN primarily although I sometimes check FOX out.
post #5 of 28
[quote]Originally posted by CosmoNut:
<strong>Fox News Channel, usually. Partially because they are a bit more conservative, but also because they seem a lot more "on the ball" about breaking news/covering as much as possible.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Same here...although some of the things they call news "alerts" really aren't--does Bush getting off of Marine One or the daily Pentagon breifing really onstitute an alert?

BTW, "Ugliest newscaster in history" goes out to FOX's Catherine Herridge, while "most annoying" goes to Linda Vester. "Cutest" goes to Kiran Chetry
post #6 of 28
The reason that I REALLY don't like Fox News is that they are so arrogant. They've got the patriotic flag up there, no matter what they are talking about (it could be the weather), they say they will be 'right back' with more on the 'war on terrorism', and I absolutely hate the way they continually remind viewers that they are 'The only news source that Americans can trust'. Yeah, whatever.

Yesterday, I was flipping around, and they were talking about 'Patriotic Vacations'. Not that the subject was a problem, but they were talking about the ALAMO! What the heck?

How visiting is the Alamo a patriotic American vacation? A patriotic vacation would be visiting the freedom trail in Boston, or going to Lexington or Concord. A patriotic vacation would be visiting battle sites of the Civil War or visiting Washington D.C. A patriotic vacation would not be to visit a site that made Texas an independent country.

Sure, some Americans were involved in the battle, but history has shown that many who fought at the Alamo who were Americans wanted either to have Texas as an independent country, or as slave state. Many people wanted to build Plantations on the Gulf of Mexico on cheap land they would get if Texas was a state or independent country.

Sure, Texas joined the US, but even they didn't care about the Alamo, as they tried to have it torn down on many ocassions. It was finally a private organization that saved it, but if it had been up to the state of Texas, it would have been demolished.

It's things like this that Fox does that irks me.
post #7 of 28
I watch them all, I don't discriminate. CNN, Foxnews, MSNBC, BBC(yes, in CT I do have a fulltime BBC channel) CNBC, C-Span, etc. I like comparing coverage of various stories.
post #8 of 28
Usually I just check local news stations, but if I ever need national news at any time I usually turn on Fox News.
post #9 of 28
I always watch CNN and the CNN headline news. For local I just watch 5.
post #10 of 28
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post #11 of 28
Usually Fox. I just like their tone/attitude much more than CNN.

And I usually find myself stopping by MSNBC a few hundred times a day to see if Ashleigh Banfield is on.



But overall, I'm a Fox guy. Sorry.
post #12 of 28
Fox and MS-NBC. Lester Holt used to be on the local Chicago station.
post #13 of 28
BBC America. Just because I don't feel like I need to take a shower afterwards.
post #14 of 28
You know when I read the BBC on line I find a great deal of bias and slanted reporting. I don't know why people think it's some great objective source for real news?
post #15 of 28
Fox and CNN are both worthless because they're more interested in grabbing your attention with shocking headlines and "scandal" than about letting you know what's really going on and under what context. As far as the Networks, ABC generally does the best (though not necessarily "good") job of balancing things a little bit and giving more background information / saying when they are unsure of something than the others.

No other station will ever report something and then tell you they're not quite sure about certain details - that's bad journalism and bad technique. If something's an ify proposition, report it, but let the people know it's not a certainty. Only ABC does that with any regularity.

As far as general TV news sources, I've said it a hundred times - only one show gives in-depth coverage, as well as insights and details from both sides of a given story - The News Hour. Sure, Jim Lehrer is not exciting and PBS doesn't have a million fancy graphics and sound-bites to woo our 3.2 second attention spans, but they do what news is supposed to do - educate people on the issues they might otherwise not have access to.

To put any other news show in the same category is to delude oneself. Truth hurts. Our media people are ratings whores through and through, so don't go away from your favorite network newscast thinking you got the facts straight, because chances are they forgot to mention something relevant...something you'd be better off knowing about.

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post #16 of 28
Just to give a plug... Everyone should watch Special Report with Brit Hume for a week. He does a great job coving all sides of a news story. He always has a guest on the help explain some topic, education. Brit will play "dumb" and asks questions that you or I would. He has some "fun" stuff in there at the half hour break. Then ends up with the "panel" of pundits.

It's about 60% hard news, 10% education, 10% topical fluff, and 20% spin doctors.
post #17 of 28
[quote]Originally posted by Scott H.:
<strong>You know when I read the BBC on line I find a great deal of bias and slanted reporting. I don't know why people think it's some great objective source for real news?</strong><hr></blockquote>

At least their priorities aren´t ****ed up. The last month I have found several examples where things I find very newsworthy (as in meeting classic criterias for news) isn´t reported on CNN. I have given some of the examples here in the forum.

I dare anyone who think CNN or Fox is all that to do the opposite of what I did: Try find news on their homepage that you can´t find or isn´t fairly represented on BBC. Its not because I don´t think you can but I would like to be proven if its just me that are too blind.

I don´t have a tv but when I see news elsewhere its our equiliant to BBC, BBC and once in a while CNN and for entertainment FOX

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post #18 of 28
Cable? What? Pay for TV? I watch broadcast news for the weather and local sotries. For the rest I surf the WEB. Drudgereport, CNN.com, Foxnews.com and a few UK sites. :cool:
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post #19 of 28
Look at this news at the BBC. I almost get the feeling that the BBC is trying to give the PA pointers on how to attack Isreal and improve it's image.

<a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/middle_east/newsid_1832000/1832372.stm" target="_blank">Palestinian militants 'change tactics</a>
post #20 of 28
CBC, CBC Newsworld, CTV Newsnet, CNN Headline News (I don't get the actual CNN).
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post #21 of 28
[quote]Originally posted by Scott H.:
<strong>Look at this news at the BBC. I almost get the feeling that the BBC is trying to give the PA pointers on how to attack Isreal and improve it's image.

<a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/middle_east/newsid_1832000/1832372.stm" target="_blank">Palestinian militants 'change tactics</a></strong><hr></blockquote>

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post #22 of 28
[quote]Originally posted by pscates:
<strong>Usually Fox. I just like their tone/attitude much more than CNN.

And I usually find myself stopping by MSNBC a few hundred times a day to see if Ashleigh Banfield is on.



But overall, I'm a Fox guy. Sorry.</strong><hr></blockquote>

I really don;t see what everyone sees in Banfield...I think she is pretty ugly. But hey, to each his own.
post #23 of 28
Since I don't like my news filtered through billionaire Americans (Damn you Ted Turner and Sumner Redstone!) I get my news from The Independent Media Centre or IndyMedia.

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post #24 of 28
[quote]Originally posted by Horned_Frog:
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I really don;t see what everyone sees in Banfield...I think she is pretty ugly. But hey, to each his own. </strong><hr></blockquote>

Banfield is from my town, so we all have to love her. Anyone who makes it out of Winnipeg, Canada and becomes even remotely famous is our new hero. Seriously, this city is like a black hole. Once you're in, you're never getting out. :eek:
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post #25 of 28
The thing I admire most about FOXNews is the way they all talk about how unbiased they are without giggling.
post #26 of 28
I usually get my news on the web, so much more efficient than teevee.

CNN.com, CBC.ca, and JPost.com (Jerusalem Post).

If I watch news on TV, then its CBC, CBC Newsworld, or CTV Newsnet. Sometimes I'll watch the local news.
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post #27 of 28
[quote]Originally posted by Horned_Frog:
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I really don;t see what everyone sees in Banfield...I think she is pretty ugly. But hey, to each his own. </strong><hr></blockquote>

She has a chin/jaw line like a man. Nice eyes though.
post #28 of 28
Here's another example. IMO this is not good reporting. I can't tell if this is an op-ed or a news report.

<a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/newsid_1835000/1835761.stm" target="_blank">http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/newsid_1835000/1835761.stm</a>
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