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Tired of bullshit called news?

Post by DARTH » Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:20 am

Can't stand CNN, FOX, MSNBC, HLN, ect because they give you bunch of opinions and soundbytes but not alot of plain facts?

Don't want to confirm your biases, watching a newsshow that tends to lean your way?

Want to step outside this all a bit?

Well my 11 year old started watching NHK News from Japan a couple of years ago and we've all been doing the same since Election night, where we centered on NHK but flipped around to our networks and it was interesting to say the least.

The Japanese still do strait fucking newsreads and journalism.

Yes there are still good journalist and good papers, websites ect in the USA, but they are far and few between, the American press can go fuck itself, and it's sad that it's come to this point but it has.




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Re: Tired of bullshit called news?

Post by Bobby » Fri Jun 02, 2017 11:42 am

DARTH wrote:Can't stand CNN, FOX, MSNBC, HLN, ect because they give you bunch of opinions and soundbytes but not alot of plain facts?

Don't want to confirm your biases, watching a newsshow that tends to lean your way?

Want to step outside this all a bit?

Well my 11 year old started watching NHK News from Japan a couple of years ago and we've all been doing the same since Election night, where we centered on NHK but flipped around to our networks and it was interesting to say the least.

The Japanese still do strait fucking newsreads and journalism.

Yes there are still good journalist and good papers, websites ect in the USA, but they are far and few between, the American press can go fuck itself, and it's sad that it's come to this point but it has.

Same here in Sweden.I see the headlines etc on tv or in a newspaper and then if it interesting I search the net to find out what really has happened.The "normal" media is very biased in a left wing leaning way.
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Re: Tired of bullshit called news?

Post by Grandpa's Spells » Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:05 pm

There's some great line about how media organizations lie about their own country but tell the truth about others.

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Post by Boris » Sat Jun 03, 2017 3:16 pm

Grandpa's Spells wrote:There's some great line about how media organizations lie about their own country but tell the truth about others.
TOTALLY TRUE!

NHK is great... as long as you don't care about what conservatism and the LDP (PM Abe's party) are doing in Japan.

I'm a fan of NPR, but they aren't above bias. Al Jazeera and the BBC have great stuff, but again, not above reporting bias.

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Re: Tired of bullshit called news?

Post by climber511 » Sat Jun 03, 2017 3:43 pm

Al Jazeera America (out of London?) was one of my favorites - so of course it's not on any more.

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Post by syaigh » Sat Jun 03, 2017 5:15 pm

Boris wrote:
Grandpa's Spells wrote:There's some great line about how media organizations lie about their own country but tell the truth about others.
TOTALLY TRUE!

NHK is great... as long as you don't care about what conservatism and the LDP (PM Abe's party) are doing in Japan.

I'm a fan of NPR, but they aren't above bias. Al Jazeera and the BBC have great stuff, but again, not above reporting bias.
I think NPR has done a good job getting more even-handed. I like Joshua Johnson's 1A broadcast a lot better than Diane Rehms, he's getting voices from both sides of the aisle and being fairly critical of some long-accepted, but not necessarily true myths about how America works. And I've heard a lot more interviews with Republican congressmen and policy makers on all their shows so I think its coming around.
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Re: Tired of bullshit called news?

Post by Turdacious » Sun Jun 04, 2017 1:16 am

There's a lot of great stuff out there.

I'm a big fan of ReliefWeb.int, the UN's news and report aggregator. It carries news and reports from a lot of perspectives (the UN agency reports range the whole gamut from useful to useless; so do other news and reports), and carries news from several wire services. Some of the stuff they put up from national news services is hilarious. From a teaching perspective, this is one of the best sites out there. Things we don't worry about much here-- like drought, flooding, earthquakes, locusts, disease outbreaks, and famines-- are taken really seriously by a lot of organizations, and some of their reports are really readable (with good graphics) yet comprehensive.

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty is really good (their mobile site is a lot better than it used to be).
The Diplomat is really solid on Asia Pacific stuff.
The Pew Trust puts out a lot of good reports; I really like their Stateline blog and their 'what we're reading' news summaries.
Pro Publica is excellent if you like long form journalism.
Reuters has a lot of good international stuff. So does AFP.
At the Newseum website, their 'Today's Front Pages' site is really cool. IMHO it's the best part of the actual museum (and it's free).

There are also some really cool rabbit holes out there like the USGS earthquake site here.
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Re: Tired of bullshit called news?

Post by Turdacious » Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:16 pm

FWIW I'm liking Axios a lot.
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Re: Tired of bullshit called news?

Post by johno » Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:48 am

Fox & Friends FTMFW

All else is Fake News.
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Are full of passionate intensity.

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Re: Tired of bullshit called news?

Post by nafod » Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:17 pm

johno wrote:
Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:48 am
Fox & Friends FTMFW

All else is Fake News.
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Re: Tired of bullshit called news?

Post by Sangoma » Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:02 am

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Re: Tired of bullshit called news?

Post by Sangoma » Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:05 am

I have no clue why people want to watch the news. 90% of news are about something bad, so how can feeding negative information be any good?
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Re: Tired of bullshit called news?

Post by JimZipCode » Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:20 pm

Like most guys, I pretty much only watch Fox News, but with the sound turned all the way down.

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I have no idea what they're talking about, but the coverage is outstanding.
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Re: Tired of bullshit called news?

Post by JimZipCode » Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:20 pm

Double post??

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Re: Tired of bullshit called news?

Post by Sangoma » Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:43 am

According to one Buddhist Master there are three ways to watch TV that leads to enlightenment.

1. Sound on, image off.
2. Image on, sound off.
3. Both image and sound off.

If you watch TV in mode 3 - twice a day for 20 minutes, for at least several years - your life will change.
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