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Woke up this morning (Black Friday as they call it) and realized this was the first day that I will no longer be receiving any newspaper. I stopped delivery on one of two a few years ago. Then on the daily, I went to Sunday only. And this week, I cancelled delivery completely. Our local rag had gotten physically thinner and the content was mostly advertisements. Ultimately I was using it to fire up my Weber.


Ever notice how the media conveniently removes from the public eye items that no longer 'pay'? A editor of a major newspaper told me 20 years ago that there is no code of ethics in the news business. They are only there to make money.


So, think about it. What is missing in the news?


Haiti was huge and now it's buried somewhere. And people still need help.


Tiger Woods. I don't like the dude but he consumed the news at one point. Where is he now?


How about the soldier who was the recent recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor. Did you even see that? First time since 'Nam that it was bestowed upon a survivor and not posthumously. (By the way, you do not 'win' the CMH. You 'receive' it.)


I thought Toyota had major problems. Apparently they are no longer a news item.


What else was huge and ginormous but is conveniently tucked away to some netherland?

AND, what internet news source do you review and why?


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still read the local  major newspaper (Kansas City Star) and watch the local TV news channel news, do not watch the national news broadcast much, even though TV news is often thinly veiled plugs, I hate to tell the CBS TV news media this, but who got kicked off the island on "Survivor" is not news, etc.  When i am interested in some news item, and don't think I get enough coverage locally, I will google search by topic and read different sources, if such asvailable and try to look for bias in the reporting.

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Foxnews, Sportcenter, and sometimes the Sunday paper. My Girlfriend gets it for the Coupons, and I read the sports section, pretty much just for local stuff. I get most of the news that really means anything through word of mouth, or right here at PL.

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I occassionally watch the evening news, just to see what's going on. Rarely ever watch National news. Usually get my news from my Yahoo homepage and here on PL. But, like the Sarge says, the media puts there own twist on it; especially if it involves Law Enforcement!


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The list is too long to mention.  I don't recommend giving up reading on national and international events, however.  Problem is...the delivery is so fragmented, and back-paged lightning quick.  One has to tag and track stories of interest then glean off anything relevant that comes in.  Don't expect the papers to follow-up.  One has to cross-reference.


For scanning, I do like the layout of paper news copy.


A good rule of thumb is to check to see what's back-paged.  Often, I read a paper from the back to the front. 


The real problem comes when you want to discuss what you find with somebody else, only to find they don't read.   The public doesn't have much taste for stories that get too complicated to understand. Take for example, the Middle East.  Who even knew what the Shi'a Arc was until the Long War fired up?  Most folks in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, that's who.  America's been trying to catch up.  It's a job. We're a relatively new country.


Sometimes I get into a conspiracy funk.  I wonder if our great nation depends on folks ability to forget the news in favor of this week's specials. Is the media wired to break our attention span just enough to keep us moving through the checkstand?  Baaaaa...Is that really what it's about??


If it gets quiet around a story...that can mean something very interesting is occuring.  Look sharp. There's a reason Haiti fell off the media map.  If it gets quiet around the Niger Basin, around the Louisiana Gulf, on the shores of the Caspian Sea...go fish.


 

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For me, I track Fox News. I like listening to a 'fair and balanced' view of the zoo.


I also listen to NPR. I hate NPR. I really do but I listen to it to keep a liberal interpretation of the 'fair and balanced' side. I do not like whiney NPR liberals.


I listen to KCBS (on AM) out of San Francisco. They hit the news hard and fast. Too fast a pace on KCBS to put a spin on it. Just throw it out there and let people make up their own mind. I also stream other stations from around the nation.


No more newspapers and no more magazine subscriptions. I pick up a few random internet news sites.


I keep current on LEO professional info and intel through various sites, including secure sites.


Arts / Entertainment / Leisure .... wherever.


 


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LE Websites including -but not limited to- PL.  NRA magazines. And yes... FOX News, despite the opinion of some, I still considered the best balanced Network. May not be perfect, but's the best so far.


Funny, some tend to compare this guy to O'Reily... Would you believe it...?



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I follow the news on the BBC because they have more background materials and I also read the Economist. Some newspapers I scan for headlines and to get a feel for what is going on but for background materials or more indepth reporting, you have to take time to sit behind the computer and dig. No newspaper here anymore either for the same reason and also, because what is left is free online.

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wouldnt waste my time with any of tem. bbc, or rueters and al jazeera

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And did ya hear? The President got a fat lip today that required 12 stitches.


No kidding. Got elbowed while playing 5-on-5 basketball with his buds.


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Al-Jazeera may be a good source after all, for the right purpose...   Huh...?


"We are all ignorant, but we do not ignore the same things"
Albert Einstein, about the Copenhagen Interpretation.
“It has to be right, because it works so well. As per the nature of it, I make no hypothesis”
Sir Isaac Newton, regarding the Laws of Motion.

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And did ya hear? The President got a fat lip today that required 12 stitches.


No kidding. Got elbowed while playing 5-on-5 basketball with his buds.



Holy Cow...! Did he...?


"We are all ignorant, but we do not ignore the same things"
Albert Einstein, about the Copenhagen Interpretation.
“It has to be right, because it works so well. As per the nature of it, I make no hypothesis”
Sir Isaac Newton, regarding the Laws of Motion.

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al jazeera is an excellent unbiased news source they have outstanding investiative reporting on a variety of subjects one being whie supremists and the recent developments in narcotic trafficking. dont laugh until u tried it

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al jazeera is an excellent unbiased news source they have outstanding investiative reporting on a variety of subjects one being whie supremists and the recent developments in narcotic trafficking. dont laugh until u tried it



Really....? WOW.


"We are all ignorant, but we do not ignore the same things"
Albert Einstein, about the Copenhagen Interpretation.
“It has to be right, because it works so well. As per the nature of it, I make no hypothesis”
Sir Isaac Newton, regarding the Laws of Motion.

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TheSarge says ...



And did ya hear? The President got a fat lip today that required 12 stitches.


No kidding. Got elbowed while playing 5-on-5 basketball with his buds.



Holy Cow...! Did he...?


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Yup. Here's just one random article (Washington Post):


 www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/11/26/AR2010112604855.html


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BrooklynHillsCop says ...



TheSarge says ...



And did ya hear? The President got a fat lip today that required 12 stitches.


No kidding. Got elbowed while playing 5-on-5 basketball with his buds.



Holy Cow...! Did he...?


Retleo says....

Yes he did, just saw it on Fox News.  While I do not agree with the way his Administration is running the country I do wish him a speedy and complete recovery!



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Gotta check that out Sarge... Thanks!


"We are all ignorant, but we do not ignore the same things"
Albert Einstein, about the Copenhagen Interpretation.
“It has to be right, because it works so well. As per the nature of it, I make no hypothesis”
Sir Isaac Newton, regarding the Laws of Motion.

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Retleo says ...



Retleo says....

Yes he did, just saw it on Fox News.  While I do not agree with the way his Administration is running the country I do wish him a speedy and complete recovery!


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Retleo says ...



BrooklynHillsCop says ...



TheSarge says ...



And did ya hear? The President got a fat lip today that required 12 stitches.


No kidding. Got elbowed while playing 5-on-5 basketball with his buds.



Holy Cow...! Did he...?


Retleo says....

Yes he did, just saw it on Fox News.  While I do not agree with the way his Administration is running the country I do wish him a speedy and complete recovery!




I echo that comment. That's exactly the way I feel.


"We are all ignorant, but we do not ignore the same things"
Albert Einstein, about the Copenhagen Interpretation.
“It has to be right, because it works so well. As per the nature of it, I make no hypothesis”
Sir Isaac Newton, regarding the Laws of Motion.

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Just found the news video;


 


"We are all ignorant, but we do not ignore the same things"
Albert Einstein, about the Copenhagen Interpretation.
“It has to be right, because it works so well. As per the nature of it, I make no hypothesis”
Sir Isaac Newton, regarding the Laws of Motion.

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I stopped getting newspapers several years ago because of their uber-liberal and anti-LEO slant. The price also increased from 25 cents to 75 cents for the daily and the actual news articles dropped dramatically while the ads increased exponentially, so it became a waste of time to buy a paper that was little more than a sales flyer.


  If I want to check out the local news I go to NJ.com (on the Web) which covers most of New Jersey.  I also watch Fox News (Ch. 5 here), Fox News Channel (cable) and the local New Jersey news Channel 12.  On occasion I will tune in to CNN and either ABC (Ch.7) to get the liberal slant on the news.


I refuse to watch CBS or NBC (or any of their derivitives) because of their off-the-charts leftist leaning.  They don't even try to appear unbiased or rational.  It also bothers me greatly when I hear about politicians wanting to shut down Fox News and its affiliates.  It appears that anyone who does not drink the Koolaid is targeted by these Leftist Loons and that is disturbing!


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Even thought our Kansas City Star is in excess of $200.00 per year I must have my fix. I also enjoy Time and News Week in case Katie Couric is reading this. LOL

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cnn is liberal/ maybe we need a sharper definition of liberal. anyway the term today is progressive, liberal went out in the sixties

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there are no liberal news sources rupert murdoch took care of  that. there are some websites that do commentary bit i dont think your inyerested

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the closest progressive news outlet is the huffingon post which id online

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I stopped getting newspapers several years ago because of their uber-liberal and anti-LEO slant. The price also increased from 25 cents to 75 cents for the daily and the actual news articles dropped dramatically while the ads increased exponentially, so it became a waste of time to buy a paper that was little more than a sales flyer.


  If I want to check out the local news I go to NJ.com (on the Web) which covers most of New Jersey.  I also watch Fox News (Ch. 5 here), Fox News Channel (cable) and the local New Jersey news Channel 12.  On occasion I will tune in to CNN and either ABC (Ch.7) to get the liberal slant on the news.


I refuse to watch CBS or NBC (or any of their derivitives) because of their off-the-charts leftist leaning.  They don't even try to appear unbiased or rational.  It also bothers me greatly when I hear about politicians wanting to shut down Fox News and its affiliates.  It appears that anyone who does not drink the Koolaid is targeted by these Leftist Loons and that is disturbing!



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Yes I prefer radio to television.  Always have.  I like to get the early morning scoop before it gets spun.  Television pads too much.  I watch small about equal portions of what touts itself off as unbiased news in either camp.  I'm more interested in facts than editorial.  I despise heavily-scripted smug patter.  And I hate their ties.


I pay attention to which hard facts drop out of the early morning radio broadcasts - which get softened up or punched up and why.  This tells me how tv news will spin it.  I also cross-check what I hear on the radio with newspaper coverage.  Small town papers are also great to read.  I love to read their crime reports.  The public drunk reports almost satisfy my urge to read the tabloids, but can't beat coverage of the space alien love children of prominent politicians. Pass the Cheetohs.


I used to spent more time on the news.  I was a total news junkie at the onset of the war in Afghanistan.  Then through the war in Iraq.  I used to read the Christian Science Monitor, the New York Times and San Diego Union.  I watch Fox News probably more than CNN, but not too much.


Lately, I confess I haven't been reading as much. I like PoliceLink news!

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bump.


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I'm a newspaper junkie.  San Antonio Express news everyday with a cigar and coffee.  Then Drudge, Huffington Post and finally the  UK Daily Mail.  I'll then hit the local TV websites to see what crap they are saying about the local police.  


Only then is my ball of hate is fully loaded for the day   and I go to work.


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