Monday, April 5, 2010

Question: That's News To Me!

We know that all of you rely on Commentarama as your first, and hopefully only, source of news. But some of you cheat on us. . . and we know who you are! So fess up, where do you go for news?

19 comments:

Joel Farnham said...

Drudge Report, American Thinker, Hot Air, Heritage Foundation, Mark Levin, Rush Limbaugh, Radio News, Commentarama, Big Journalism, Big Government, Big Hollywood, BreitBartTV, American Spectator, Red State, Michelle Malkin, Human Events, Pajamas TV, TownHall, Fox News and a few others.

AndrewPrice said...

Hmm, that's a longer list than mine. I prefer the Cartoon Network! ;-)

Joel Farnham said...

Andrew,

The Cartoon Network is too high brow for me. I can't follow half of what they talk about. ;-)

LawHawkSF said...

The New York Times, the Washington Post, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC and the Los Angeles Times. It's very easy. I listen, I hear, and I know the opposite is likely true (e.g., George Bush did not cause the Haiti earthquake). Then I check Joel's list just to confirm I have it right.

To paraphrase Mary McCarthy on Lillian Hellman, "everything the MSM says is a lie, including 'and' and 'the'."

AndrewPrice said...

Joel, It is a bit high brow, but they have the best presenters! ;-)


I watch CNBC during the days, then I check out Drudge, The Politico, The Washington Time, the Washington Examiner, and I check out the AP feed from Yahoo. Sometimes I'll check out Salon.com and Huffington if I'm in the mood for lunacy.

Joel Farnham said...

I forgot to add two. Not-A-Wonk to keep me riled up and The 100 Most Annoying Things to provide the lemon juice to put on annoying people's paper cuts. :-)

BevfromNYC said...

NY Times, NY Post, NY Daily News, Weekly Standard, HuffingtonPost (got to know what the competition is thinking), Breitbart.com, Drudgereport.com, whitehouse.gov, Wall Street Journal, and Davebarry.com.

Hey Andrew, when you say "Cartoon Network", do you mean whitehouse.gov? Robert Gibbs is kinda' cartoonish to me?

Hey, how am I supposed to break the rules if you let me list as many as I want? I need to break rules, Man!!

patti said...

drudge, big gov., breitbart, fox, politico, heritage, instapundit for a laugh, and tmz for my pop culture craziness...

Joel: i made your list! rock star! my motto until november is: stay pissed, mah babies!

AndrewPrice said...

Bev, It's up to you to find a way to break the rules. You want me to make this easy for you?

Tennessee Jed said...

I start with Breitbart, Drudge, for headlines. Real Clear Politics, American Thinker, Commenterama, the Big Breitbarts, Krauthammer, Michelle Malkin, Jonah Goldberg, Rich Lerner, Thomas Sowell, Heritage Foundation, Ann Coulter and Iowahawk online. Knoxville News Sentinel as an actual daily paper. I quit reading Time and U.S. News & World Report.

Radio - If I'm in a place where I can do it, I catch the first hour of Rush (harder to do during golf season) and Cigar Dave on Sirius.

Television - Brett Baier and sometimes Greta. Local news at 5:00 or 11:00 p.m.

ScottDS said...

Let's see... mostly the AP feed from Yahoo! and the Atlantic Wire feed on The Atlantic's website.

Also Hot Air and Instapundit on occasion.* And Commentarama, of course. :-)

For tech news: Gizmodo and MacRumors
For product news: Consumerist
For useless gossip/celeb crap: Gawker
For sci-fi news: io9, JoBlo, AintItCool News
For DVD/Blu_Ray news: The Digital Bits, blu-ray.com, the Home Theater Forum

*-Maybe it's the natural skeptic in me but while I don't believe everything on CNN, it doesn't make me automatically believe everything on Fox either.

Joel Farnham said...

In this day and age, getting straight news is more possible than ever before.

How many times do you track down the source? I know I have spent hours tracking to find someone who actually was at the scene. This used to not occur. I am reading The Politically Incorrect Guide to The Vietnam War. The author's take on Vietnam is quite different than the news of the day in those years. And you couldn't track down the original source.

The big three and your local paper used to be the sources. If you had enough discretionary funds and were a newshound, you would get an out of town paper from one of the big three cities. New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco. If you were lucky you would have two local papers which took either side of the same issue.

Now, you can click and find out for yourself. At some point you will be able to get to the actual source or sources. Picking a news outlet to listen to is similar to picking a Movie Critic you agree with.

Once you find a Movie Critic who got the same feeling you got from the same movie you saw, you have a tendency to wait and listen for that critic's review. Then see the movie, or not because of that critic.

I find myself searching more for the sources from my favorite critics of the news. The list I gave is my critic's list.

I am sorry, I put it on the wrong thread. Mea Culpa

Individualist said...

Fox News.com, Breitbart.com but not as much

I will check out CNN, Huffpo, and MSNBC fore headlines but only to know what the enemy propaganda is

and for specific stories ASK.com,
Google.com

and if I want every story

dogpile.com (it compiles several search engine results)

The search engine gives straight AP stories.

For South of the Border news I check at El Nuevo Herald (the spanish version of the Miami Herald) oddly enough its political take is different than the English version of the same paper and usually more conservativ e. People that read spanish don't actually like Chavez despite what Penn an Glover say about it.

USS Ben USN (Ret) said...

Lessee, I like watchin' Neil Cavuto and Brett.
Online, I like all of Breitbart's blogs, you guys, Ace of Spades, Hot Air, Doctor Zero, the DC Trawler with Treacher, Gateway Pundit, Jihad Watch, and there's several more fine blogs I rarely get the time to read.

Because I have dial-up I tend to avoid mega sites like Drudge only because it takes so long to download and often some stuff won't show up and everything will freeze...dogs and cats living together...mass chaos...:^)

AndrewPrice said...

Individualist, That's interesting that their Spanish and English editions would have different political slants. I wonder if the newsrooms are separated?

AndrewPrice said...

Ben, Nice Ghostbusters reference! LOL!

Anonymous said...

American Thinker, Big Hollywood, Commentarama (of course - which I found out about on Big Hollywood), Michelle Malkin, Ann Coulter, Dick Morris, Worldnetdaily, Noleftturnz (which is a blog by a St. Louis Police Officer - quite entertaining and along the lines of Ann Coulter). I listen to Hannity on the way home from work, DVR Glenn Beck and subscribe to Newsmax Magazine.

AndrewPrice said...

Anon, I've heard about Nolefturns, but I haven't checked it out. I'll go take a look.

Anonymous said...

Andrew, be sure to spell it with a "z" (noleftturnz). I think you'll like it. TJ

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