News Source

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How do you get [i]your[/i] news?

  1. Cable News (ABC, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News)

    26 vote(s)
    32.9%
  2. Late Night Shows (Jay Leno, Daily Show, SNL)

    10 vote(s)
    12.7%
  3. C-SPAN

    3 vote(s)
    3.8%
  4. Public News (NPR, PBS)

    24 vote(s)
    30.4%
  5. International (BBC)

    33 vote(s)
    41.8%
  6. Major Newspaper or online equivalent ([i]Washington Post, NY Times, LA Times[/i])

    29 vote(s)
    36.7%
  7. Local Newspaper, TV, Radio

    27 vote(s)
    34.2%
  8. News Weekly ([i]Newsweek, Time[/i])

    12 vote(s)
    15.2%
  9. Drudge Report

    3 vote(s)
    3.8%
  10. Other

    26 vote(s)
    32.9%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Army Fencer

    Army Fencer Rookie

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    What do you use for your primary news source?

    I can't get more than 10 choices for the poll, so I am missing a few sources. And no, The Onion is not a major news source.
     
  2. Army Fencer

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    Please let us know what you listen to if it's "other."
     
  3. mifencer

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    Good poll.

    I also listen to PRI (Public Radio International), and Great Lakes Consortium. "Other" could be Internet news (real news not like... Bonsai Kittens) - Reuters, AP, Bloomberg, S&P, and CBS; I view these stories through www.iwon.com or at work.
     
  4. PeterGustafsson

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    Hi!

    In my case, the "other" is similar Swedish news. Lets see which news source originating outside the residence of the respondent gets the highest number of votes!

    Have a nice time!

    Peter Gustafsson
     
  5. Peach

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    Google News, BBC News, The New Yorker, ABC/CBS/MSNBC, AP, and Slate. The local television news I use primarily as an excuse for grading papers and a source of information about laxatives, remedies for impotence, analgesics, and heartburn medicines.
     
  6. telkanuru

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    BBC, NPR, WBUR, NBC local, NY Sunday Times, sometimes Newsweek, Atrios weblog
     
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  7. blue_falcon

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    CNN, CBC Newsworld, CBC, BBC World, sometimes the New York Times, Netscape (which gets it from AP, Reuters), CNN.com, and for some interesting comments and articles, Harper's Magazine. For fencing news, www.fencing.ca and, of course, fencing.net!
     
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  8. Mitchell

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    other: news blogs/portals (i.e.: slashdot.org, fark.com, et al)

    p.s.: et al seems to be my phrase of the week, anyone else notice that?
     
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  9. Soldier

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    Sadly, most of my news comes from right here, from all of you. I could go to the bother of looking through news websites, but I don't really feel like it. I'm sure once I'm "on the outside" I'll get a newspaper, and have a TV, and so will be as well-informed as I was in high school.

    In the meantime, hwoever, you all are the perfect way to take the left-wing nutcases and the right-wing nutcases, and sort of average them out to just a kind of general flying nutcase.
     
  10. Army Fencer

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    That's odd. I remember having to memorize the front page of the NY Times back when I was a plebe.

    Oh wait. Air Force. My bad. :)
     
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  11. Soldier

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    Oh, we had to learn our articles, too. We couldn't do anything like that, though, for lack of newspaper availability. However, since I'm now a 3-dig (as of yesterday), I'm definitely not worrying about it.

    Maybe I'll use the 4-digs next year for my news source...
     
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  12. The Outsider

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    Mostly internet sources, like yahoo and others. I don't watch much tv and newspapers cost money.
     
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    I listen to Rush for news.I feel like Rush Limbaugh is a source of balanced and unbiased news, and fair reporting.

    Ok, probably not, I get most of my news from internet, some of it from the Daily Show.
     
  14. telkanuru

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    And I was halfway through composing a lovely flame... :p
     
  15. Toothy

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    well hey I really do listen to Rush every now and then, I just dont agree with everything he has to say. Now Walter Williams, the guy that subs for Rush sometimes, thats a smart man.
     
  16. jeff

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    For me, the "other" is from magazines like the Economist and the Spectator (the UK one, not the one with similar name in US). Primary sources are NY Times and occasionally WSJ
     
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    BBC, PRI, the internet, New York Times, the New Yorker, NOT Fox. . .
     
  18. HilandDoug

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    It looks like The Outsider is a fan of Minsc and Boo!

    What if we get our news from a combination of sources? Can we pick more than one in the poll?
     
  19. Inquartata

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    I read a lot of those. "Other" for me: news compilations from internet sites like Yahoo, which pull from wire services and other sources, and "The Economist" and the like.
     
  20. mrbiggs

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    My family beleives that no news is good news in our society today, which is true if you look at the paper. Occaisionally, my dad will come home and start going into a rant about lawsuits or something (he's a doctor, so it's personal to him), and we just look at each other with "oh, man. Dad's read the news again"

    Anyway, if something important happens, like September 11th, it's impossibile not to hear about it.

    So I don't get my news from anywhere, and I'm a happpy person because of it, as shown by these happy faces: :):):):)!!
     

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