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FelineOverlord

(3,526 posts)
Sun Nov 14, 2021, 05:13 PM Nov 2021

So I basically requested that my husband to stop looking at the CNN website

He does this out of habit. Also NYT.

Screaming headline right now on CNN: "Harris struggles with her relationship with Biden"



I suggested he read ProPublica and Texas Tribune.

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So I basically requested that my husband to stop looking at the CNN website (Original Post) FelineOverlord Nov 2021 OP
I saw that article. Where's the rapid response team? GPV Nov 2021 #1
I'm damn near this close, (holds index finger with a tiny space to my thumb) to just trashing CNN..... a kennedy Nov 2021 #2
CNN is hard core Libertarian. Tommymac Nov 2021 #26
CNN is on full Dem blast atm, ffs Celerity Nov 2021 #3
And this is with Hillary hiding out to not feed the beast. nt Hortensis Nov 2021 #10
Aw shit, that is ridiculous, as well as irresponsible PatSeg Nov 2021 #18
No. nt Tommymac Nov 2021 #27
Cancelled NYT yesterday (after 10+ years). Don't pull up CNN unless lazy. erronis Nov 2021 #4
Is there any news source that's not "pro Democratic" that you'll peruse? brooklynite Nov 2021 #5
The Guardian. Reuters, BBC, some other non-US sources. erronis Nov 2021 #14
The Guardian: " Biden's approval ratings continue to plunge amid crisis over inflation" brooklynite Nov 2021 #15
I can assume the next time the Times publishes a big story, the complaints about a paywall will flow brooklynite Nov 2021 #30
CNN is ATTACKING Kamala Harris on the day they are running a PRO CHRIS CHRISTIE DOCUMENTARY......... riversedge Nov 2021 #6
I watch CNN on Saturday mornings JustABozoOnThisBus Nov 2021 #7
I saw that Catherine Vincent Nov 2021 #8
The headlines tend to deliver the biggest hits, then the article Hortensis Nov 2021 #12
I think you have to read CNN and the NY Times. Just Tomconroy Nov 2021 #9
If you fill your fund of knowledge with political deceptions Hortensis Nov 2021 #13
I think you can read a story, figure out if the writer has a bias Tomconroy Nov 2021 #20
Politico is an acceptable source per the Mods... brooklynite Nov 2021 #17
Everybody in DC reads Politico Playbook in the morning. Why Tomconroy Nov 2021 #22
I understand Politico has just been bought by a right-wing German company mrsadm Nov 2021 #32
Really. CNN is Libertarian. NYT is arrogantly for the Status Quo. Both are 1% Corporate controlled. Tommymac Nov 2021 #28
I sympathize but ... KentuckyWoman Nov 2021 #11
He does it mostly out of habit FelineOverlord Nov 2021 #16
Most tRumpers I know won't watch CNN or MSNBC. njhoneybadger Nov 2021 #19
Funny thing is THIS site is worse. CrackityJones75 Nov 2021 #21
Cut the cable and now on my free site multigraincracker Nov 2021 #23
I watched TYT's coverage of Super Tuesday, as they waited for Bernie's wins to rack up..... brooklynite Nov 2021 #29
Indisputable with Dr Richie multigraincracker Nov 2021 #31
Do you mean "The Young turks"? mrsadm Nov 2021 #33
Yes multigraincracker Nov 2021 #35
The M$M are not our friends and never have been. BlueIdaho Nov 2021 #24
🔥🔥🔥 FelineOverlord Nov 2021 #25
And for international news? Or national news, for that matter? muriel_volestrangler Nov 2021 #34

a kennedy

(29,266 posts)
2. I'm damn near this close, (holds index finger with a tiny space to my thumb) to just trashing CNN.....
Sun Nov 14, 2021, 05:44 PM
Nov 2021

all their headlines are horrible, and misleading. Ugh……

erronis

(14,704 posts)
4. Cancelled NYT yesterday (after 10+ years). Don't pull up CNN unless lazy.
Sun Nov 14, 2021, 05:59 PM
Nov 2021

What's going on with these sites? (Other than being bought out by the moneyed interests.)

erronis

(14,704 posts)
14. The Guardian. Reuters, BBC, some other non-US sources.
Sun Nov 14, 2021, 07:38 PM
Nov 2021

I have really trusted the Miami Herald and to some extent the WaPo. Long ago, SF Chronicle, SJ Mercury News, Denver Post, etc.

It's been hard to stay on top of who owns what news outlets and who to trust.

Do you have any suggestions?

brooklynite

(93,250 posts)
15. The Guardian: " Biden's approval ratings continue to plunge amid crisis over inflation"
Sun Nov 14, 2021, 07:55 PM
Nov 2021
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/nov/14/biden-approval-ratings-plunge-inflation-crisis

Another publication to drop?

Personally, I respect (and subscribe to) The Guardian. I also subscribe to the NYT which has researched and published hard-hitting articles about Trump and the Jan 6 insurrection.

brooklynite

(93,250 posts)
30. I can assume the next time the Times publishes a big story, the complaints about a paywall will flow
Mon Nov 15, 2021, 08:15 AM
Nov 2021

riversedge

(69,301 posts)
6. CNN is ATTACKING Kamala Harris on the day they are running a PRO CHRIS CHRISTIE DOCUMENTARY.........
Sun Nov 14, 2021, 06:09 PM
Nov 2021

I will not read the Harris story!!!!!!!!!!!!!




@donwinslow
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I'm not going to post the story @CNN
just did on @VP
Kamala Harris (and hope you don't) but it went out to MILLIONS of CNN's followers and its terrible design could not be more clear.

CNN is ATTACKING Kamala Harris on the day they are running a PRO CHRIS CHRISTIE DOCUMENTARY.


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Hortensis

(58,785 posts)
12. The headlines tend to deliver the biggest hits, then the article
Sun Nov 14, 2021, 07:22 PM
Nov 2021

fills in information to explain the headline and maintain journalistic "integrity"; the actual facts may tend to turn out to be much more positive, even vry good. Problem is, most people just check the headlines. And they'll still do their best not to allow people who read the article to take away a wholly positive impression.

In 2016 I used to count the negative-sounding NYT headlines in the political section about Hllary each day. Tended to run about 5 to 7 each day. Won another state primary? Headline might mention accusations of stealing it or stress a narrow margin as a near defeat, etc.

 

Tomconroy

(7,611 posts)
9. I think you have to read CNN and the NY Times. Just
Sun Nov 14, 2021, 06:56 PM
Nov 2021

Because you don't like a story is no reason to ignore it. Otherwise it's just like only inhabiting Fox world.

Per the CNN story: I noticed something about the President's daily schedule that gets printed in Politico Playbook most mornings a couple of months ago. I thought about posting about it but figured I would get flamed so I didn't. And I'm still going to keep quiet.
PS I prefer Anderson Cooper to the other guy.

Hortensis

(58,785 posts)
13. If you fill your fund of knowledge with political deceptions
Sun Nov 14, 2021, 07:26 PM
Nov 2021

and outright lies, though, what happens when you run new information through what you know for evaluation? There's lots of valuable coverage in the NYT, AP, etc, but there are also concerted campaigns to sabotage Democrats and keep conservatives in power.

Oh, the answer is that your beliefs that Democrats are as bad or worse than Republicans just keep being proved true and there's no one to vote for.

 

Tomconroy

(7,611 posts)
20. I think you can read a story, figure out if the writer has a bias
Sun Nov 14, 2021, 08:04 PM
Nov 2021

And then make your own judgment. Even a biased story tells you something about the author that might be valuable to know.

brooklynite

(93,250 posts)
17. Politico is an acceptable source per the Mods...
Sun Nov 14, 2021, 07:57 PM
Nov 2021

I don’t care if people want to whine about articles they publish.

mrsadm

(1,198 posts)
32. I understand Politico has just been bought by a right-wing German company
Mon Nov 15, 2021, 09:38 AM
Nov 2021

At least I read somewhere they are right-wing...

Google brings up a lot of sources for this.
[link:https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-08-26/axel-springer-to-buy-politico-in-german-group-s-latest-u-s-deal|

Tommymac

(7,263 posts)
28. Really. CNN is Libertarian. NYT is arrogantly for the Status Quo. Both are 1% Corporate controlled.
Sun Nov 14, 2021, 09:44 PM
Nov 2021

Both suck.

Get your news from reputable independent journalists.

After all, reputation is something that CNN, the NYT and the other mouthpieces of the 1% can't buy.

KentuckyWoman

(6,635 posts)
11. I sympathize but ...
Sun Nov 14, 2021, 07:18 PM
Nov 2021

I don't know that it would ever have occurred to me to tell my husband what he could read. I'd be amazed to learn any spouse would comply.

FelineOverlord

(3,526 posts)
16. He does it mostly out of habit
Sun Nov 14, 2021, 07:56 PM
Nov 2021

He reads the same websites day after day (including a lot of technology websites. He LOVES computers.) I used to do the same thing, but started getting very bored.

I have been trying to encourage him to have more VARIETY in his reading (I am much more of a reader than he is. Just like I am trying to share my 1000+ books on my Kindle with him. That’s not going so well 😂.)

This is partly because of extreme pandemic related boredom.

We need to break out of our comfort zones. I am trying to get better at technology beyond being driven mad by trying to master WordPress. Or trying Pinterest and Canva.

I have been trying to vary our computer usage and trying new things - right now we’re planning on launching a YouTube channel.

This will utilize his tech skills and my creativity. He’s getting very good at editing videos. A new skill and fun to do!

BTW, he hates Trump as much as I do.

multigraincracker

(32,327 posts)
23. Cut the cable and now on my free site
Sun Nov 14, 2021, 09:18 PM
Nov 2021

I get TYT and find it better than all the pay networks.
Being cheap has paid off

brooklynite

(93,250 posts)
29. I watched TYT's coverage of Super Tuesday, as they waited for Bernie's wins to rack up.....
Mon Nov 15, 2021, 08:14 AM
Nov 2021

...pretty entertaining.

BlueIdaho

(13,582 posts)
24. The M$M are not our friends and never have been.
Sun Nov 14, 2021, 09:26 PM
Nov 2021

It was only when that fascist former guy was at his absolute worst that they decided there was money to be made bashing him. Now they are back to their old tricks attacking Democrats because their corporate advertisers are terrified they will have to pay some taxes like the rest of us suckers.

muriel_volestrangler

(100,987 posts)
34. And for international news? Or national news, for that matter?
Mon Nov 15, 2021, 09:53 AM
Nov 2021

ProPublica is an excellent investigative journalism site, but it would never claim to be a general news site. And the Texas Tribune reports on Texas, unsurprisingly. Your knowledge of news ought to be larger than your state.

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