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What media sources are reliable  

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  1. 1. American

    • CNN
    • Fox
    • MSNBC
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    • NBC
    • CBS
    • ABC
    • OAN
      0
    • New York Times
    • Washington Post
    • Washington Times
    • Washington Examiner
    • Inside Edition
      0
    • The Young Turks/Secular Talk
      0
    • Jimmy Dore
      0
    • Glenn Beck
      0
    • The Bulwark
    • TheHill
    • The Dispatch
    • Politico
    • Associated Press
    • Vox
    • The Jacobin
      0
    • Slate
      0
    • Salon
      0
    • Huffington Post
    • Wall Street Journal
    • Daily Kos
      0
    • RedState
      0
    • Breitbart
      0
    • PJ Media
      0
    • Daily Wire
    • Yahoo News
    • Daily Caller
    • Voice of America
    • Forbes
    • Reason
    • Infowars
      0
    • New York Post
    • USA Today
    • The Federalist
    • National Review
    • Other (Please Specify)
    • None of the Above
  2. 2. British

    • BBC
    • Channel 4
      0
    • Sky News
    • The Sun
    • The Guardian
    • Daily Express
      0
    • Daily Mail
    • Daily Mirror
      0
    • Daily Telegraph
    • Financial Times
    • The Independent
    • The Times
    • The Observer
      0
    • The Economist
    • The New Statesman
    • The Mirror
      0
    • The Spectator
    • The Evening Standard
    • Irish News
    • Reuters
    • Parliament
    • Other (Please Specify)
    • None of the Above
  3. 3. Canadian

    • CBC
    • CTV
      0
    • The Globe and Mail
    • Global News
    • Steve Paikin
      0
    • MacLean's
      0
    • Le Devoir
      0
    • National Post
    • Toronto Star
      0
    • The Rebel
      0
    • VICE
    • Other (Please Specify)
    • None of the Above
  4. 4. European

    • Euronews
    • DW News
    • France24
    • Russia Today
      0
    • Sputnik News
      0
    • Other (Please Specify)
  5. 5. Asian

    • Al Jazeera
    • Jerusalem Post
    • Haaretz
    • Al Arabiya
      0
    • Times of Israel
    • IRNN (Iranian State TV)
      0
    • WION
      0
    • CNA
      0
    • CGTN
      0
    • Xinhua
      0
    • Huawei
      0
    • Korean Central News Agency
      0
    • DPRK Daily
      0
    • Rodong Shinmun
      0
    • I24 News
      0
    • South China Morning Post
      0
    • None of the Above
    • Other (Please Specify)
  6. 6. Australian, etc.

    • 60 Minutes
    • ABC News
    • Sky News
    • Other (Please specify)
    • None of the Above


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These are the ones I remember. I have little acquaintance with some countries. (African, Latin American, especially). I did not include South Korean media because I doubt people are very acquainted with it.

 

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Like Pringles, I'd say the ones I selected I do trust. Doesn't mean that if I interacted with those I didn't click and I haven't read before, I wouldn't trust because I didn't select them. I put other on Australia because I didn't really know any well enough to say. With Al-Jazeera, Jerusalem Post, Haaretz, etc., I selected those because I trust them to at least give an account on the region, that may have some bent, but is better than some of the others you can find. 

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28 minutes ago, Zenobiyl said:

Probably should’ve added Associated Press. They and reuters are the two best, but most mainstream american media is fine if you can accept they have bias.

It's up there in the American options.

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I can only speak for US news. I'd add RealClearPolitics to the list as reliable. I didn't select CNN, MSNBC because, while I think they're more reliable than Fox, they are certainly biased. I think TheHill, AP, Reuters, RealClearPolitics are the least biased. 

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Ironically, I tend to have CNN on even though I didn't select it.  I basically keep CNN on at work all day with the sound off, just watching the headlines at the bottom.  If anything grabs my attention, I'll pop the sound on for a sec to get the gist, then go to a more reliable source for more info.

I really like CNN's format, on both TV and web, as being a way to get the gist of what's happening at a quick glance.  But their actual 24-hour news model and desire to make everything as conflict-laced as possible to drive up the viewership/clicks is offputting.  Even though I agree with their anti-Trump stance, for example, I still recognize that they present everything he does as scandalously as possible because having him as a reliable villain helps their numbers.

Trump's a horrible person and truly is deserving of all criticism...but if he ever did run into a burning building and saved a bunch of orphans and then said "Oh, not me, the real heroes are the social workers who take care of these orphans every day..." CNN would criticize him for rescuing a white child before he went back in to rescue an Asian child.  Ha.  

My personal favorite anchor with real integrity was Scott Pelley (CBS Evening News).  But admittedly, I rarely watched it because I don't normally watch the news at home.

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53 minutes ago, vcczar said:

I can only speak for US news. I'd add RealClearPolitics to the list as reliable. I didn't select CNN, MSNBC because, while I think they're more reliable than Fox, they are certainly biased. I think TheHill, AP, Reuters, RealClearPolitics are the least biased. 

I thought RealClearPolitics was conservative, and I was not sure if it was a news website, but I didn't check.

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4 minutes ago, Timur said:

I thought RealClearPolitics was conservative, and I was not sure if it was a news website, but I didn't check.

No. It grabs the most interesting news items from news from all over the spectrum. It's more of an aggregate news source. 

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24 minutes ago, DakotaHale said:

Can someone explain how the Washington Post is reliable or unbiased in any way at all? Easily my least favorite news source. 

And I agree with @MrPotatoTed, CNN is usually what I keep on when I’m not watching CNBC for economic/stock shit

I don't read it on a regular basis, but when I think "Washington Post" I immediately think of their role in exposing Nixon's crimes.

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Just now, MrPotatoTed said:

I don't read it on a regular basis, but when I think "Washington Post" I immediately think of their role in exposing Nixon's crimes.

Fair enough. I was only considering them in their current state, in which I think WAPO ranks at the bottom of the barrel. 

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