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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, 12:32 PM
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How true. If you only get your news from one source, how is that different from living in China or Russia where there's no freedom of the press? Reading viewpoints that differ from yours helps your brain grow. Over time, I even grew to like Buchanan a little!
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Old 03-30-2009, 12:34 PM
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These days I use the web to look up specific news items that pique my interest. I gave up reading newspapers years ago, as for TV news, well just record any day of the week and play it back when you're bored, its the same day in day out.
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Old 03-30-2009, 12:39 PM
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Well the internet definitely makes it easier to create one's own news-program. It also makes it easier for folks in academics to comment on current events, in previous years you had to wait until they publish a book years after event XY happened or hope that they have an op-ed in your favourite newspaper.
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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.
Exactly. Whenever something big hits I first go to CNN and rotate to MSNBC, CBS and some of the others. If I'm on line I also check out the international sites. I have issues with Fox. They're often opinionated with questionable accruracy.

But, you're right, MT. With so much out there we shouldn't limit ourselves.
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Old 03-30-2009, 02:20 PM
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Usually from BBC or BBC online. Sometimes some of the other news carriers, but mostly BBC.
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Fox for me, they don't seem biased to me at all. They have people on representing the viewpoints of the left and the right, and even those in the center, who debate current issues. They present the facts in their news stories without any political bent at all. Isn't that the way the news is supposed to be?
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Well, the same could be said of CNN, but it's not true. Personally I think the best thing to do is gather your news from a variety of sources. The BBC certainly does seem to be better balanced than most but the 24 hour news channel pretty much killed television journalism in my view.
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When they do "news stories" about TV shows that just happen to air on that station, it makes me nuts. Every year a book comes out about the most censored news stories of the year - you should go check that out and see the scary things that don't make it on the air!
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I don't watch a lot of news, I find it depressing. (Probably not the best thing for a Political Science major to say, but oh well.) When I do watch any news, I normally watch CBS, CNN or BBC World News on BBC America. Most of the rest I get online.
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Fox for me, they don't seem biased to me at all. They have people on representing the viewpoints of the left and the right, and even those in the center, who debate current issues. They present the facts in their news stories without any political bent at all. Isn't that the way the news is supposed to be?
Uhmm... some people say no?

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