Mainstream or Alternative?

Discussion in 'Politics' started by dongalong, Nov 28, 2010.

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Who do you trust most to give you accurate news?

  1. Mainstream media - CNN, BBC, FOX, etc.

    2 vote(s)
    33.3%
  2. Alternative Media - Prison Planet, Infowars, Drudge report, RT, etc.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Both mainstream and alternative

    4 vote(s)
    66.7%
  4. Neither - their all liars!

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. dongalong

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    Where do you get your information from about what's going on in the world?

    Mainstream channels like CNN, BBC, FOX etc. or Alternative news sources such as RT, The Dredge report, Prison Planet.

    Who do you trust the most to give you accurate news?
     
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    The more viable information available, mainstream or alternative, the more you're informed.
    The key word is "viable" because even the most trusted news sources can make a mistake once in a while. Fact check everything!!
     
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    I get the news from a mixed bag of mainstream outlets and smaller alternative sources. I hardly watch TV news anymore, there is too much flashy graphics, too much opinion interlaced with the content and too much irrelevant fluff. I'll tune CNN International about twice a week for 5 minutes before I am annoyed or bored. BBC is a bit better but not much. Al Jazeera is very good with unbiased reportage, features on news from everywhere on the planet and short documentries. France 24 is pretty good, they are more of a "Just the Facts Ma'am", type of channel.

    I get 95 percent of the content from the internet. CBC Radio, NYTimes, Countercurrents, Wordpress, NPR, NewsDaily, JustOneMinute, Ecology Global Network.

    But I find I have less and less time and interest to devote to following the news. I just try to avoid making it!
     
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    i would trust the BBC for most things. As with media from any particular country it might be subject to bias where national interest is concerned. In general there seems to be a certain slavishness about reporting things like government announcements. Rather than treating them as extremely suspect sources there is atendency to report them as unimpeachable.

    Now wikileaks, arent we all waiting for some interesting and embarassing news? I hear someone is trying to cyber attack them. CIA anyone?
     
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    Anywhere and everywhere, papers, radio, televisiion, internet.
     
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