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View Poll Results: Preferred TV News?
CBS 1 5.26%
NBC (MSNBC, etc.) 6 31.58%
ABC 0 0%
Fox/Fox News 7 36.84%
CNN 7 36.84%
Other (please specify) 6 31.58%
Don't watch TV news 5 26.32%
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Old 03-30-2009, 08:00 AM
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I'm curious where my fellow Trekkies watch their TV news? Feel free to pick more than one if you watch a bunch.
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Nothing beats the world wide web and your closest academic library.
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Nothing beats the world wide web and your closest academic library.
Doesn't mean you can't watch TV news in addition to the Web, which is what I do.
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here in greece tv is very poor in quality,lame shows ,lame series and lame news,with one word, lame,they treat trek as it had never existed so i trush them worldwidely without remorse,as for your question WWW is the name, trek is the game
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Usually I just go online to bbc or msnbc, but if I'm just flopping on the couch I like Brian Williams.
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Fox news is "fair and balanced" news These days, it's the only news I watch.
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Fox is biased one way and the rest of the networks are biased the other.

I get my news primarily from the web on a variety of sites and I draw my own conclusions from there.
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While it's fine to have a favorite news channel, I think we're all served better by obtaining news from several sources (and media) to get a broader sampling of coverage and topics.

Limiting ourselves to one "right" source simply limits our accessibility and understanding of current events, which always seems a weaker base from which to view the world. Though I can see why many people would prefer to go that route, but it has little to do with news of the day.
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Doesn't mean you can't watch TV news in addition to the Web, which is what I do.
In my experience news networks are pretty worthless. What I do is watching the evening news to see what topics are on the agenda. Then I decide what I personally find important and then I surf the web. If its a really interestning topic and I consider it really important (as the Iraq War was for instance) then I check libraries (Berlin has a lot of good libraries).

So, I do not use news networks to inform myself. They merely serve as a topics overview for me, to see whats on the list of "need to know" subjects.

The reason is: TV Journalism sucks!
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For quick news, any medium is OK. For more background information and opinions, other media do better, not because TV is per se bad, but because documentations and reports are more interesting on TV while an explanation of a difficult subject is better done in a written form.
There is also too much talk-round stuff on TV, I'd like all that crap to be substituted with conventional interviews, two persons talking instead of a whole bunch, and documentations.

It's not the medium, it's what you do with it.
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