View Full Version : OT Poll: Do you buy newspapers or get news off the Net?

09-30-2005, 12:36 PM

09-30-2005, 12:36 PM

09-30-2005, 02:18 PM
Or Number 5 - NPR/radio.

09-30-2005, 02:36 PM
I like multiple sources for news or history facts.
I watch TV... but I read new papers and magazines and etc for any real information.

09-30-2005, 02:40 PM
I voted for tv, nespapers, net, mags. coffeeshop.

The more sources the better.

Trust me! I'm smart. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

09-30-2005, 02:59 PM
BBC or Guardian online. In keeping with my pinko tendancies, of course http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif


09-30-2005, 03:02 PM
whats news http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

09-30-2005, 03:21 PM
TV, radio or the net. Excluding those with a pinko agenda http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

09-30-2005, 03:26 PM
I won't encourage (with my money) the junk & pseudo-news the newspapers are printing, so strictly web http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif.

09-30-2005, 03:56 PM
Mostly cable news networks.

Fox for news, CNN to find out what GB did wrong today.

09-30-2005, 04:38 PM
With the current state of U.S. media standards, you really have to get info. from as many places as possible. Arter that you have to turn on your brain and filter out the facts. Still, we problably only know about %30 of the actual truth.

09-30-2005, 05:25 PM
I get mine from the radio. Good old hand radio I've had through an attack on the US and two wars.

09-30-2005, 05:32 PM
For news on the Middle East I read an Israeli Internet intelligence bulletin which has consistently broken hard core news weeks ahead of "main stream" news sources. Haven't purchased a newspaper for decades as the slant is too left-wing-liberal for my liking. Newspapers are also too full of bad news. It's what most people want, I suppose. Sometimes I'll accidently catch a TV news broadcast. Was disappointed to miss that TV footage of the jet landing with a wheel turned sideways :-(

09-30-2005, 05:32 PM
mostly the web, newsites dont have an agenda and are open for discussion and news items are posted by users and members

that or local TV news

09-30-2005, 06:04 PM
I don't give a **** about anything outside my field of view.

If I do accidently get the days portion of self-serving BS, it is always delivered via conversation.

I don't care about the want/woe of the rest of the world and I think its a perfectly fair position to take. None of you are putting food on my table.

09-30-2005, 06:15 PM
Internet, radio, more accruate less biased and deffinetly an alternative to 'main stream media'

09-30-2005, 06:32 PM

09-30-2005, 06:49 PM
Interesting answers, thanks for replying http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

09-30-2005, 07:49 PM
well being as i dont have TV, and dont get the paper i get my news off the net. in fact my homepage is cnn.com, i check that then spend about 5 mins checking foxnews.com, news.com.com(CNET), and VE3D webpage for other stuff.

09-30-2005, 08:16 PM
We take our lunch break and watch the TV news at work and joke about the "Fake News", telling us that it's important that so-and-so wrote a book or starred in a movie, while nobody tells us who is buying and selling the oil produced in Iraq.

The only TV source I really trust is Frontline to cut through the BS and tell the truth.

Most of what we really need to know is written in history, and Google can find it.


"I only believe half of what I read and even less of what I write."

09-30-2005, 08:56 PM
News from the net. Some blogs, some news services or news subscriptions. Quit getting magazines adn newspapers a few years back when I realized 99% of what I was reading was several days old compared to getting it electronic.

Looking at my RSS feed I get about 5 news services in the US, and about 6 international feeds on general news.

Job related feeds number about 20....gotta stay on top!

09-30-2005, 08:59 PM
I try and access as may sources as possible as I believe everyone has an agenda, so absorb as much information as possible and then try and work out what actually makes sense. Given the some of the shocking developments in the world over the last 5 years I'm rather tempted to retreat into total apathy. The one consolation is to read enough history and thereby realise that the lying spivs have always been in charge so it's not as if we are really any worse off.

09-30-2005, 09:01 PM
The lamestream media is to be avoided for the most part. I visit Drudgereport.com on a daily basis. Most of your abc,nbc, cbs etc.. is complete bias rubbish. I am too cheap to buy any mags or paper. I will watch fox news but sometimes they are a little to into the "crime" stories.

09-30-2005, 09:24 PM
I don't buy newspapers but I'm happy to have a glance through one if somebody else has paid for it. Yep, you guessed it, I'm as tight as a duck's @rse under water! Add to this the fact that our mainstream newspaper here is a joke, made up a follows:
50 percent advertising
30 percent sport
10 percent cartoons, amusements, horoscope etc
5 percent local news
3 percent interstate news
2 percent world news

Of course, a sizeable percentage of what we get through the electronic media is also junk or bull$hit or a combination of the two.

But at least I don't have to pay any extra for it!

Bottom lines:

*Keep your wits about you and be VERY wary as to what you are going to believe.

*Sometimes, what we are NOT being told has a greater effect than all the bull$hit added together.

*Propaganda did not end with the death of Joseph Goebbels.

Best regards to all,

10-01-2005, 04:57 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">I don't give a **** about anything outside my field of view.

If I do accidently get the days portion of self-serving BS, it is always delivered via conversation.

I don't care about the want/woe of the rest of the world and I think its a perfectly fair position to take. None of you are putting food on my table.

Top man lol..

I actually agree somewhat here as EVERYONE including the BBC now puts their own "slant" on things.

As I've got older I have become increasingly a believer in the economic determinist view.

If it dont make cash in some way it aint intersting http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

And as for the so called intellectual papers in Britain,, impartial,, unbiased,, yeah right!!

Happily bitter man http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

10-01-2005, 06:00 AM
Best news on the planet

1. The John Stuart show, I'm not kidding. Sometimes humor is the best way to understand our world. You can lump the Onion and Bill Maher in this group as well, but JS is the king. The only drawback is Comedy Central's 10 to 1 comercial to show ratio.

2. NPR. Best coverage you could ever ask for. In depth, interesting, and deliverd as high art in the format. Proof, if you needed it, that for-profit companys can't do news well.

3. BBC. Yes there is a whole world out there, and some of us enjoy knowing about it. The best part is their brevity. You could also include reuters here for similar reasons

4. New York Times, Washington Post, and LA times: Sure, there are more than three cities in the US, but all their papers linger below a 3rd grade reading level. The NYT has the best writing. The Washington Post has the best political information. The LAT is more modern than it's older siblings and goes surprisingly in-depth.

The worst news is of course the 24hour news networks. There is no journalism here, just the current-events equivalent of fast-food for the dim masses. All they do is pander to you in between commercials. They even come in their own flavors to suit their audience's philosophy, but most of the "fair" and "balanced" reporting is about missing white women and the lives of people that boinked Brad Pitt.

10-01-2005, 10:27 AM
in order

1. Radio: NPR/BBC
2. Blogs
3. Jon Stewert http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

ABC/NBC/CBS=Watered down garbage
Newspapers=Ancient History

its really sad that i'd rather get my info from
a comedian Rather (pardon the pun) than so called traditional "news" outlets, but thats life in America at the dawn of the 21st century http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

10-01-2005, 08:44 PM
The net. No puppy, no newspaper.

I find the best way to get the news is from various news sources. So, the faster I can view each source, the better. If I were to buy all my sources on paper it would be an ecological disaster.

In the future, when I get a puppy, I'll by a newspaper. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif


10-02-2005, 07:09 AM

I get them off the net, print them and read them on paper... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

han freak solo
10-02-2005, 08:49 PM
When I had a job where I was in the same place everyday for lunch, I read the paper. It was great. I really felt completely informed and updated.

Since I travel for work it's all net, radio, or TV. It seems like the depth of the story is completely lost when you pick these three sources.

10-02-2005, 10:51 PM
I would have chosen "none of the above" if it was an option to choose from. I don't seem to take any time or interest in the news, unless it is late breaking. Like the hurricane that devastated the Gulf Coast. Didn't know a thing about it until the day before it hit. Sad but true. My wife is on me all the time about my lack of interest in what's happening, especially in our small city/big town of Nashville. Been this way all my life. Can't say it has hurt me in any way. But I am glad at least she keeps abreast of what's going on the world. We work well as a team like that. HEHE

10-02-2005, 11:26 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by han freak solo:
When I had a job where I was in the same place everyday for lunch, I read the paper. It was great. I really felt completely informed and updated.

Hey! The National Enquirer doesn't count. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Did I mention I was abducted from my bed at night and sexually assulted by aliens last week? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

I sleep with the windows open and the covers off now. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif


10-03-2005, 02:04 AM
Its people like Badsight who dont care about anyone but themselves and their own little world that:

A) Vote for governments that in the long run will probably screw them over
B) Drive huge 4x4s, (extension of their ego - think they are god)
C) All they care about is the way that they feel, or what they look like. These people are selfish little nerds. They don€t give a hoot about anyone else. All they ask is, "Hey, how€s my hair?" Or they tell me all about how many points they scored the other night, or who they took out on a date. All I ever hear from them is "Brag, brag, brag." I€m really getting sick of it.
D) Are generally oblivious to impending doom....you know the recent hurricanes in the US have been made worse by global warming....foools
E) I think knowingly not giving a stuff about international problems is akin to someone knowing about concentration camps and not giving a ****