Mainstream news media

Yes I watch (& read it) it no it's not perfect but I think you get a general idea of what's happening more than the "alternative" media you find on the left & right who only want you to feel sorry for who they support & want you to think what they want you to think & agree with, that's why I watch City news & CBC & CTV, not Democracy Now or The Raw Story or Daily Kos or Truthout or OpEdNews or World Socialist Web Site (all on the left) or Breitbart News or Blaze Media or Free Republic or Rebel News or Infowars or American Thinker on right....both sides...both delusional

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Anonymous

Feb 24, 2020 at 7:59pm

Good for you. The fringes are quite nutty. That said there's a logic that the middle is the most dangerous as it reinforces norms and prevents real change. All the Canadians who chose Trudeau because at least he's not Harper or all the Americans who chose Clinton because at least she's not Trump can probably relate.

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News...

Feb 24, 2020 at 9:33pm

... is an entertainment product. even "scholarly" journals in the sciences, in 100 years lots of it will be proven wrong. Newton will still work, but he wasn't peer reviewed, there weren't any tenured bullies going "well, sure Isaac is right, but are committed to theory X, so let's bully him out of the PhD program!"

If you think this doesn't happen even in hard sciences like chemistry, think again.

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Yeaaahhhh!

Feb 24, 2020 at 9:51pm

The open minded thinkers are taking back the Georgia straight! Whooo hoooo!

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Anonymous

Feb 24, 2020 at 10:49pm

Democracy now is balanced journalism. Amy Goodman has been in it for 30 years, long before the other upstarts were competing for clicks with sound bites. Guests of the show will sit down for 10 or even 20 minutes. You won't see that too often with the new YouTuber types. After reading your post, I'm convinced you're a troll and haven't even watched any of the shows you mentioned. Check out Democracy now, you will learn something.

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Balanced

Feb 25, 2020 at 7:43am

Amy Goodman only has left wing guests on her program as that's who she only wants to be heard & the stories they show (promote) on Democracy Now are only from a left wing perspective......far from being balanced & unbiased.....the Blaze of the left

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Constant Reader

Feb 25, 2020 at 9:41am

I am familiar with all those sites. Having been in the news business myself, and having been at a number of incidents where the reportage was terribly misleading, I know how shittily the sausage is made and yet I consume as much as I can, on the theory that misinformation is better than no information. I will say that I find Chomsky to be correct in that the best source is always the business paper, because while morons like you and me can get away with consuming pandering politically correct junk or sinister conspiracy theories from the tinfoil hatters, investors actually need to know accurate facts.

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