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tinfoilinfor2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 08:59 PM
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Poll question: The best source of political news on t.v. in these turbulent times:
Edited on Mon Oct-23-06 09:16 PM by tinfoilinfor2005

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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rosesaylavee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:00 PM
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1. Other =
Democratic Underground.
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tinfoilinfor2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:05 PM
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2. Huge sucking sound...
I should have specified "On television" but you win the Skinner Award! :patriot: :)
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rosesaylavee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:31 PM
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9. Thanks!
Tee hee!

Actually, I mean it. This is the place I go first for information. The other sources you mention above are great and fill in the blanks.
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lvx35 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:05 PM
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3. Other, DU.
Serously. I don't know how or why, but people who post here are way ahead of the curve...I mean think, CNN and ABC are talking about problems in the voting machines NOW!?!
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petunia.here Donating Member (102 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:07 PM
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4. Other
Democracy Now!
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NRaleighLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:12 PM
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5. Throughout the day, I find that reading DU and an occasional
check in at Talking Points Memo keeps me well informed - far better than by watching TV or listening to the radio, since all the breaking news (and news that should be breaking) are all here first - I think that we are kept well ahead of the curve (which is so, so frustrating....)
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nam78_two Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:12 PM
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6. Other- I cannot remember the last time I learnt anything new from TV
I get my news from a combo platter of NYT, WaPo, Boston Globe, DU, TPM, Kos,HuffPo and a few other lefty blogs.
I find DU's LBN and greatest page very useful.

Actually on edit, CSPAN does sometimes have a lot of interesting stuff. But, really I don't remember the last time I learnt something new from tv. I love Colbert, Olbermann and TDS but thats mostly cause they say what I am thinking ;).

I find the concept of getting news from TDS or TCR bizarre...it seems like you need to be a politics junkie to get most of what they are satirizing :shrug:
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TOhioLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:14 PM
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7. Keith...
...obviously. (at least to me!) :woohoo:
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Jcrowley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:19 PM
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8. Other
Avoid television altogether. The only way to get accurately informed is to read deep history, Howard Zinn, Frantz Fanon, Noam Chomsky, John Pilger leap to mind. Get away from all mainstream sound byte explanations and replace that with first hand accounts from people on the ground.
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nam78_two Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 10:13 PM
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10. I remember reading Howard Zinn's
"A people's history of the United States" and doing some follow up reading and comparing that information with more mainstream history books and noticing the difference in the way major events like the dust bowl, the depression etc. are treated by the different sources.
Ironically a lot of folk music and fiction probably give a clearer picture of those times than more scholarly descriptions of the same :-/....

I remember watching an interview with Zinn where he said that he learnt more from Woody Guthrie's songs than many of his history books!
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