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The Reliable News: A list

Postby jdsmith » 15 Jul 2006, 09:47

I'm thinking it would be nice/interesting if we could come up with an acceptable list of news sources that we all could essentially agree upon.

Here are a few I've been using recently:

http://www.fair.org/index.php

http://www.cspan.org/

http://www.thehill.com/thehill/export/T ... index.html

http://www.economist.com/index.html
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Postby Josefus » 15 Jul 2006, 10:11

Ok, seriously, my 2 fav. news sources are Drudge Report and The Smoking Gun.
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Postby Jaboney » 15 Jul 2006, 10:44

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Postby jdsmith » 15 Jul 2006, 10:50

What criteria do you have in mind?


Something that all flavors in this forum will normally accept.

Note that I did not post Powerline (whic I think is great, but is very conservative) or Little Green Footballs links.
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Postby Jaboney » 15 Jul 2006, 11:06

yeah, you mentioned Powerline before. I should check that out. Weeding out any media with any bias won't leave much. I'm happy enough with informative and honest (about the news, and the bias). Sojourners, for example, is heavily biased, being both liberal and evangelical. But, for all that, it's a valuable perspective. I'll think more on it. Be interested in seeing what else people are reading. I'm also getting a lot of info from podcasts lately.
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Postby Huang Guang Chen » 15 Jul 2006, 12:40

Arts & Letters Daily has been my homepage since my very first internet connection. It has a superb list of links to newspapers, magazines and websites, and they also gather up links and a brief review of Articles of Note, Book Reviews and Essay & Opinion.

From the wiki:

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According to founder Denis Dutton, Arts & Letters Daily is a web portal for "the kinds of people who subscribe to the New York Review of Books, who read Salon and Slate and The New Republic — people interested in ideas." While the site aggregates links from a variety of perspectives and political dispositions, over time many regular visitors to A&L Daily have observed that it carries a fair number of articles from a libertarian perspective. Many readers also discern a decided "neocon" leaning in its selection of articles relating to international affairs; however in early 2005, Jonah Goldberg, a conservative columnist at The National Review, wrote that Arts & Letters daily had "sort of been sliding to the left...becoming more of a mirror of academic liberal-left haughty sensibilities." Regular contributor to Daily Kos, "Doorguy," called Arts & Letters "the best site for wide-ranging, well-written articles on culture and ideas you'll find anywhere, with occasional ventures into serious contemporary what's-it-all-aboutness. Sort of a Drudge Report for people who enjoy thinking" (June 2, 2006). Dutton has been described as the more conservative of the site's pair of editors, and managing editor Tran Huu Dung as the more liberal.


Agree wholeheartedly - well, except for that snob factor comment on the Drudge Report, which mind you I don't think I've seen. Hmm, and maybe about the liberal bias. There's something for everyone in there.

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Postby jdsmith » 15 Jul 2006, 12:50

I smell a sticky. :)
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Postby serious_fun » 15 Jul 2006, 13:02

good idea for a thread....

As objectively as I can, I nominate:


http://www.juancole.com/
Juan Cole is controversial, but is acknowledged to be one of the foremost experts on Middle-Eastern affairs...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/
The BBC continues to offer a wide range of coverage on international issues...

http://www.counterpunch.org/
CounterPunch seems to hold that nothing is sacred...which offends me at times. But I enjoy the muckraking essays that are posted there...


Thats it for now...after looking at my "bookmarks" I see quite a few of the URLs that have been posted here already! :cool:
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Postby MikeN » 15 Jul 2006, 15:41

serious_fun wrote:good idea for a thread....




http://www.juancole.com/
Juan Cole is controversial, but is acknowledged to be one of the foremost experts on Middle-Eastern affairs...

http://news.BBC.co.uk/
The BBC continues to offer a wide range of coverage on international issues...

http://www.counterpunch.org/
CounterPunch seems to hold that nothing is sacred...which offends me at times. But I enjoy the muckraking essays that are posted there...


Thats it for now...after looking at my "bookmarks" I see quite a few of the URLs that have been posted here already! :cool:


I read Juan Cole every day, but he is hardly someone that everyone would agree as 'objective'



As objectively as I can, I nominate:

CounterPunch!?!?!?

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Postby TainanCowboy » 15 Jul 2006, 17:00

My homepage is www.news.google.com which is a pretty good resource.

www.scrappleface.com
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/
http://boortz.com/index.html

Many of the links off Drudge

http://www.americanprowler.com/index.asp
http://www.csis.org/index.php
http://fallbackbelmont.blogspot.com/
http://counterterrorismblog.org/
http://www.cdi.org/ <-- a bit leftist for me...read btwn the lines sometimes.
http://www.mnf-iraq.com/

And a host of others as the subject requires.
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