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Who is your "trusted" news source?

So who does everyone go to for unbiased news? There is so much bullshit from the left and right, so much mis-information from kooks and conspiracy nuts. Where does one go to get the straight news? Is there such a legit agency?

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You local news station is as close as you're going to get. And even then there is still sometimes a bit.

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Is there such a legit agency?
I like Current TV but they don't really cover "todays" news. Some good stuff from both sides.

Bottom line though... it is all of our responsibility to do our own fact checking whenever we are given information.
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What exactly is "Left" news. Because everything that's been labeled as "Left wing bias" has just turned out to be reporting reality.

NPR and BBC are my mainstream news sources of choice.
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reddit.

years and years ago it used to be cnn, but cnn is complete garbage now.
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The Colbert Report ad The Daily Show.

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What exactly is "Left" news. Because everything that's been labeled as "Left wing bias" has just turned out to be reporting reality.

NPR and BBC are my mainstream news sources of choice.
I agree with you a hundred percent but I'm sure crazies think that Rush Limbaugh is reporting reality.

I listen to NPR all day at work and anytime I get in the car for a road trip "This American Life" is right there with me.
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The Colbert Report ad The Daily Show.
+1 Those guys get closer to cutting thru the BS than anyone and get laughs doing it.

There is no single trusted source anymore. Media outlets need to make money and that means advertising. Advertisers want the biggest bang for the buck and that means whoever reaches the most people. Sadly, this means giving your market the news and the bias they want to hear.

If you want something closer to the truth, read and listen to all sources. The "truth" is generally somewhere in between opposing viewpoints. Sadly, the internet has made it all much harder by vastly increasing the BS.
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I wouldn't trust anything on TV, BBC might be an exception. I read the NY Times and while it's liberal leaning, I like it a lot better then most outlets. For radio NPR is great.

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I'll go with Al Jazeera, but Daily Show/Colbert report keep a close second place
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