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#1 Posted on 6.12.03 1547.47
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I was wondering what everyone uses for News/Politics/World Events info on a regular basis, mostly to see if there's good sites or publications I'm missing.

The stuff I reas is generally pretty mainstream, mostly because I think the best alternative to the mainstream American media is the European Media (some of which I also read). The Indy-press or other ideological publications tend to annoy me to no end. If there's going to be editorializing in my news, I want it subtle enough that I don't notice if I'm not looking for it

My list: Most of these are local, NY based stuff. And this is just the stuff I'll read (or at least skim) on a daily/weekly basis, not if I'm hunting around for stories on various stuff. (until they started charging) (this one's in Spanish though) They charge for this one too - I read the print version. (also Spanish) There's actually a better local Brooklyn paper called the Courier-Life, but it doesn't have an online edition.

EDIT: Fixed some links and made the introduction almost comprehensable.

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#2 Posted on 6.12.03 1559.02
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I'll usually start at and see if something catches my eye. Of course, I always seem to start HERE, so I'll usually search on something brought up here if THAT'S caught my eye.

I still prefer the hard copy - which over here means the San Jose Mercury-News and the San Francisco Examiner.

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#3 Posted on 6.12.03 1608.55
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The San Jose Merky News, the Wall Street Journal and The Economist, all hardcopy. I check Google and AOL if I want video clips, because I don't do TV news, short of apocalyptic events. If I'm over at Mama's, I read her copy of the Chronicle. That's about all I have time for these days.

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#4 Posted on 6.12.03 1609.20
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To me, drudge is still the best.
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#5 Posted on 6.12.03 1622.57
Reposted on: 6.12.10 1623.04, (right wing slant and porn... who could ask for more?), and drudge seem to be a good starting point. I also check the "majors" (cnn, fox, 1wrestling... kidding) but for the most part those are linked outright or have a link to a story that gets me to those.
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#6 Posted on 6.12.03 2049.40
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I also use Google for news, but I use (and I know it's full of spyware, but I like the format and the Reuters links) for my homepage.

I also check foxnews and CNN (both ends of the spectrum)

Then I read some blogs. My favorites

Finally, I read THIS one.

It kind of wraps up the day

Then I read this crap

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#7 Posted on 6.12.03 2125.43
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Well, in the morning, I usually check Yahoo's news and The only newspaper I read a regular hard copy of is the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - unless the local alt-weeklies count - although I tend to check out the Washington Post and the Gaurdian online.

There's a few blogs I read regularly, too. I like Tom Tomorrow, although he's on hiatus right now. Atrios, Demagogue, TBogg and Kos are are regular reads for me. Bartcop has hit the point where even I think he's lost his everloving mind, but I still make sure to check his Entertainment News once a day.
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#8 Posted on 7.12.03 1953.59
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Well, there are the four locals:,,, and Then and

Then, there are the blogs:, and the Best of the Day over at the Wall Street Jorunal. . From time to time, other stuff will catch my eye. From those three blogs, you can get just about anywhere.
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