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The Reliable News: A list

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Postby k.k. » 18 Jul 2006, 20:59

We'll never be able to agree on a list.

My Left Wing? Bwa ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!
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Postby 4nr » 19 Jul 2006, 01:25

Two sites that I find informative are (Asian Times online) and

I think both are matter of fact and worthwhile reading. On atimes, I especially enjoy Lawerence Eyton's articles on Taiwan politics (not much lately) and Tom Englehart's contributions on geopolitics. A few recent articles on atimes: Hedge funds: playing dice with the universe and Tom Englehart's Bushs faith and the middle east inflame and The Destablization Game

Financialsense is exceptionally good covering geopolitics. I find F. William Engdahl's articles on oil pipeline's especially interesting. I also find article's on finance such as m1/m2/m3 money supplies, hedge funds, yen carry trade, the FED, debt, T-bills, china market #'s, etc. very interesting. (JR Nyquest, Richard Benson, Marc Farber, Alex Merck, Jim Willie and many others stand out).
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Postby smell the glove » 22 Jul 2006, 06:07

I realize this is IP and all, but it’s interesting that so far nothing local has been listed as “reliable news.” I for one am always intrigued at how international politics is represented (or not) locally. I know I’ll get slammed for the left-leaning bias of this one (not to mention its sister English paper), but I tend to read 自由時報 more often than any other local paper. Occasionally, though, I also go to Yahoo 新聞 or Google 新聞 台灣版 and follow the links.
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Postby Jaboney » 23 Jul 2006, 09:41

I left this one out earlier. It's good to check what isn't news, as well: Project Censored.
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Postby Fox » 23 Jul 2006, 10:13

For issues relating to War and Peace read: The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

For issues relating to finance read: The Wall Street Journal.

For issues relating to international politics read: The Economist

For social commentary read: The New Yorker and Salon

For fun in social commentary read: The Onion

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For issues relating to Aussie Rules Football read: The Sun Herald

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Postby QAM » 23 Jul 2006, 10:39

This thread may not give us impartial new outlet, but it has turned out to be very valuable for news hounds. Thanks jwcampbell for the Iraq news link. I have thought about looking for English news in Iraq, but never took the time. Some of these other local perspectives help gain a better more specific understanding of world events. We can get reports like the one saying more than 400 doctors have been kidnapped in Iraq -- something you may not learn about in a CNN report. Now, how did we survive before the Internet?
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Postby H5N1 » 23 Jul 2006, 10:51

I've come late to the thread, so a number of my favorites have already been mentioned here. Two gleanings I'd like to share are PINR, which claims to present objective analysis of the strategic interests behind military, economic and political actions around the globe. I'd be quite interested to hear other's opinions on how accurate their claim is.

WBUR Boston produces a show called On Point. This week Newt Gingrich came on the show to plug his new book, and I felt that the host treated him fairly, and that he acquitted himself quite well. Even though public radio is traditionally left, what transpired actually sounded like a dialogue: A refreshing change from the IP forum.
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Postby TainanCowboy » 23 Jul 2006, 12:38

Salvatore -
Thanks for that heads-up.

I'm going to spend some time on there.
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Postby MikeN » 23 Jul 2006, 15:51

TainanCowboy wrote:Salvatore -
Thanks for that heads-up.

I'm going to spend some time on there.

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Postby dearpeter » 24 Jul 2006, 22:45

I just followed a link to this. A real gem, I daresay.
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