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Laura PourMeADrink

(42,770 posts)
Thu Jun 23, 2016, 07:42 PM Jun 2016

I trash my wingnut FIL for only watching Fox News...BUT

[font size=3.5]Are we the same? Only listen to those who agree?

WHAT BEST DESCRIBES YOUR SOURCE FOR NEWS AND COMMENTARY ON WORLD EVENTS AND POLITICS?


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MSNBC
1 (3%)
MSNBC & CNN
0 (0%)
MSNBC, CNN, FOX
0 (0%)
NETWORK NEWS
0 (0%)
PAPER MEDIA, WEB, PODCASTS
18 (60%)
Most of the above
7 (23%)
All of the above - Including Fox and Opposition
1 (3%)
Other
3 (10%)
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I trash my wingnut FIL for only watching Fox News...BUT (Original Post) Laura PourMeADrink Jun 2016 OP
Some or all of the above, LWolf Jun 2016 #1
Outstanding ! Opposition as well? Laura PourMeADrink Jun 2016 #3
Of course. LWolf Jun 2016 #26
+1,000,000,000..but Laura PourMeADrink Jun 2016 #29
I don't think there ever has been. LWolf Jun 2016 #30
NPR and DU teamster633 Jun 2016 #2
NPR, BBC, and DU etherealtruth Jun 2016 #4
oh geez...forgot BBC, I really screwed this up - basically want to Laura PourMeADrink Jun 2016 #5
No not screwed up at all etherealtruth Jun 2016 #9
And, the US cable news has really become the new network news, huh. Although, Laura PourMeADrink Jun 2016 #24
I listen to some Fox News on the radio, but I assume they are lying most of the time. Shrike47 Jun 2016 #21
I'm SUCH a damn junkie annabanana Jun 2016 #6
WADR, can't think of a better example of the fallacy of Gabi Hayes Jun 2016 #7
People seek validation tymorial Jun 2016 #8
Really? I think people who read and absorb it all are more vocal ! I hate Laura PourMeADrink Jun 2016 #13
Haven't watched television news since Linda Ellerbee signed off from "Overnight" in '84. . . Journeyman Jun 2016 #10
Ouch...miss her Laura PourMeADrink Jun 2016 #14
LOL @ TV News Iggo Jun 2016 #11
Thought my mom might have signed on. Laura PourMeADrink Jun 2016 #17
BBC, Guardian, NYT, Washington Post Spider Jerusalem Jun 2016 #12
Man...you just made me think ...why couldn't Palin have mentioned Laura PourMeADrink Jun 2016 #15
The Daily Telegraph (UK, aka "the Torygraph") Spider Jerusalem Jun 2016 #20
NBC and MSNBC Motown_Johnny Jun 2016 #16
where you been?????????????? Laura PourMeADrink Jun 2016 #19
btw, you have my favorite name in all the time I've wasted, I mean, spent Gabi Hayes Jun 2016 #18
you are cool GH, was thinking it was clever for a couple days. Didn't know Laura PourMeADrink Jun 2016 #23
who's worse, the chimp or the orangutan? Gabi Hayes Jun 2016 #32
I choose based on accuracy. BootinUp Jun 2016 #22
I hear you. I just watch occasionally to see what their bent is. What Laura PourMeADrink Jun 2016 #25
Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. Rex Jun 2016 #27
Exactly Rex !! Laura PourMeADrink Jun 2016 #28
Ny times, Rachel maddow, bbc, and some wonky podcasts La Lioness Priyanka Jun 2016 #31

LWolf

(46,179 posts)
26. Of course.
Thu Jun 23, 2016, 09:11 PM
Jun 2016

I don't know of any news source that is unbiased; it's my job to sift through the offerings trying to find some truth. That includes paying attention to counter claims.

 

Laura PourMeADrink

(42,770 posts)
29. +1,000,000,000..but
Thu Jun 23, 2016, 11:14 PM
Jun 2016

But sadly there is no source of ultimate truth. It used to be Government statistics..but now the Republicans claim even their numbers are rigged....and every last employee is in on it.

LWolf

(46,179 posts)
30. I don't think there ever has been.
Fri Jun 24, 2016, 08:50 AM
Jun 2016

That's why we're supposed to investigate, think critically, and be prepared to shift our truths when we get new information.

 

Laura PourMeADrink

(42,770 posts)
5. oh geez...forgot BBC, I really screwed this up - basically want to
Thu Jun 23, 2016, 08:00 PM
Jun 2016

know if people listen/read/watch opposition sources.

etherealtruth

(22,165 posts)
9. No not screwed up at all
Thu Jun 23, 2016, 08:08 PM
Jun 2016

I would prefer neutral news ... short of that (and they are all short of that to varying degrees) I prefer intelligent reporting.

 

Laura PourMeADrink

(42,770 posts)
24. And, the US cable news has really become the new network news, huh. Although,
Thu Jun 23, 2016, 08:36 PM
Jun 2016

I actually think it's worse.

Shrike47

(6,913 posts)
21. I listen to some Fox News on the radio, but I assume they are lying most of the time.
Thu Jun 23, 2016, 08:26 PM
Jun 2016

Ditto for talk radio, but I can usually only handle a few minutes.

 

Gabi Hayes

(28,795 posts)
7. WADR, can't think of a better example of the fallacy of
Thu Jun 23, 2016, 08:03 PM
Jun 2016

false equivalency

what next: creationism vs. evolution?

tymorial

(3,433 posts)
8. People seek validation
Thu Jun 23, 2016, 08:07 PM
Jun 2016

People whose identity is tied to political ideology will seek sources of information and communities that reinforce opinion and validate ones stance on political issues. There are of course those who are driven to question everything; even their own mind. They will seek content that challenges deeply held belief and preconceived notions. l have found that people like this tend to be less vocal or their voices are drowned out by the echo chamber. So yes, I believe we are no better.
 

Laura PourMeADrink

(42,770 posts)
13. Really? I think people who read and absorb it all are more vocal ! I hate
Thu Jun 23, 2016, 08:14 PM
Jun 2016

whenever someone posts something that the opposition says/thinks. You are guaranteed a boatload of replies such as "Why are you listening to that shit?"

 

Spider Jerusalem

(21,786 posts)
12. BBC, Guardian, NYT, Washington Post
Thu Jun 23, 2016, 08:13 PM
Jun 2016

US broadcast news media all suck regardless of theoretical political alignment, and the US only has a few serious newspapers with good reportage of international news.

 

Spider Jerusalem

(21,786 posts)
20. The Daily Telegraph (UK, aka "the Torygraph")
Thu Jun 23, 2016, 08:21 PM
Jun 2016

which is right-wing and backed Brexit but is also a serious newspaper (unlike say the Washington Times or Daily Mail)

 

Laura PourMeADrink

(42,770 posts)
23. you are cool GH, was thinking it was clever for a couple days. Didn't know
Thu Jun 23, 2016, 08:32 PM
Jun 2016

DU was gonna stop it's coolest feature - periodic free name change.

If I did it again, I would pick some erudite brainiac name like Einstein.

You? Wasn't Gabby Hayes the chuckwagon guy? JK

When I picked mine, someone had posted this pic of him in China, and I thought my first thought waking up for the rest of my life would be how much I hate this bastard

BootinUp

(47,272 posts)
22. I choose based on accuracy.
Thu Jun 23, 2016, 08:28 PM
Jun 2016

THe day someone can make a case that Fox is anywhere near as accurate as MSNBC when it comes to objective evidence, I'll give them another chance.

 

Laura PourMeADrink

(42,770 posts)
25. I hear you. I just watch occasionally to see what their bent is. What
Thu Jun 23, 2016, 08:38 PM
Jun 2016

they are spewing. Opposition research type thing. Also, when I know we are winning on election nights - love to see them be unhappy !

 

Rex

(65,616 posts)
27. Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.
Thu Jun 23, 2016, 09:13 PM
Jun 2016

Knowing what the RWing Hate Machine is doing is imperative in 2016 America.

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