What news source do you prefer?

Posted by VetteGuy 4 years, 3 months ago to News
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I was wondering what news sources are trusted by members of the Gulch. I watch (and read) several different ones, but always feel like I need to keep my "BS Filter" highly tuned.

The posts here in the Gulch have widened my horizons somewhat, but what sources can really be trusted these days (if any)? Suggestions?

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  • Posted by broskjold22 4 years, 3 months ago
    Read each article objectively. What evidence is there to support each claim? If there is no evidence for the claim or evidence opposite to the claim, toss it out. If it is neither true nor false, that is, if it rejects the basic axioms, again, throw it out. The basic axioms are: (1) Existence exists, (2) Consciousness perceives (i.e. does not create) existence, (3) A is A (an existent is itself). Basically, (1) existence exists regardless of whether or not there is a consciousness to perceive it. (2) Consciousness has to be consciousness of an existent. (3) A thing is what it is regardless of anyone's hopes, fears, or wishes to the contrary. A is A is a concept Ayn Rand concretized from Aristotle. Keep these in mind when reviewing an article, ask yourself the why and the how, and happy reading!
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  • Posted by freedomforall 4 years, 3 months ago
    I read every article with a skeptical eye regardless of source.
    (But many here will find that no surprise ;^)
    Almost every writer has a bias.
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    • Posted by  $  MichaelAarethun 4 years, 3 months ago
      FFA gets my vote although the others weren't bad. An example is the use draconian in another thread. Some things just turn on the radar and fine tune it. No matter what the writer thought he or she was saying.
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  • Posted by  $  sjatkins 4 years, 3 months ago
    A series of blogs and what people I trust post about on various social sites. I don't trust any canned news whether on the TV, in various publications or online in places like CNN. It is too obviously cherry picked and whitewashed. Anything that looks very interesting I google into for more depth and perspectives.
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  • Posted by SaltyDog 4 years, 3 months ago
    Take a look at the Christian Science Monitor. I don't subscribe to the tenets of Christian Scientists at all, but their publication strives to be as neutral as they can be regarding their reporting. As a result, the stories can be a bit boring, but generally speaking you'll have a fairly good idea as to what actually happened.
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    • Posted by 4 years, 3 months ago
      Thanks, SaltyDog!
      That's the kind of thing I was looking for. CSM was definitely not on my radar, but I will definitely be checking it more often now!

      As noted in the other comments, I will stay skeptical - of ALL sources.
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