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News Readers... Dont Sleep!

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by --zeSto--, Dec 29, 2003.

  1. --zeSto--

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    News Readers... Dont Sleep!

    Discussion started by --zeSto-- - Dec 29, 2003

    on.... The Economist

    seriously... it's my new magazine of choice for all types of news.
    It's a British (read: not so damn corrupt) ant it's been around since 1845.
    And get this... the writers dont get a name credit to keep it impartial.
    Really insightfull stuff!

    It deserves a bookmark and the ocassional reading.
     
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    king kong - Replied Dec 29, 2003

    looks good
     
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    Vanity - Replied Dec 29, 2003

    yeah.. i went through this dillemma awhile back (dont have time to read through 3 sites a day for the true story)... i ended up w/ the bbc. i thought about the economist.. but from the couple articles i've read, it seemed to have a bit of a democratic bias.
     
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    --zeSto-- - Replied Dec 29, 2003

    you mean as oppsed to a tyranical bias?
    I though democracy was a good thing?

    (you know I'm just playing)
    and it's made in England so 'democratic' might not be as correct as simply 'left'.
     
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    Ski Mask - Replied Dec 29, 2003

    thanks for the link. looks promising. I've re-lapsed into being a news junkie again as work slows down more and more. I've spent more time reading the online version of the ny times today than I have working.

    It seems like for cold hard facts about world politics/news/events, the best place to go can be business papers. I think chomsky said somthing about it being due to the fact that most investors could give a shit about how the news is presented to the public, they just need to know whats REALLY happening so they can invest properly. (horribly paraphrased, and refering mostly to the wall street journal if I remember correctly)
    He's been right for the most part.
     
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    Vanity - Replied Dec 29, 2003

    i thought he fell more on the left end of the spectrum.
    :D
    couldn't resist
     
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    Ski Mask - Replied Dec 29, 2003

    * groans *

    :rolleyes:
     
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    Weapon X - Replied Dec 29, 2003

    Been reading the Economist for three years now. It’s not bad; usually I just read the big cover story, and another essay, and that’s it.
     
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    Ski Mask - Replied Dec 29, 2003

    This Parmalat thing outta be great. Cant wait for all the layers of dirt to be slowly revealed. 4 billion of non-existant money...executives embezzeling hundreds of millions in cash. The Italian Enron almost.
     
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    --zeSto-- - Replied Dec 29, 2003

    some of the things I read in the last issue alone....

    How to Give Saddam a fair trial
    What that means to Bush and Dean
    Coffehouses: the internet of the 18th century
    The human idea of body hair
    Gardening: Good for the soul
    Mary: Revered in Christianity and Islam
    Arak: The traditional Arab alcohol

    I found it at my barbershop and figured I'd buy a copy.
     
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    BROWNer - Replied Dec 29, 2003

    microsoft word.
     
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    heavyLox - Replied Dec 29, 2003

    everything is biased. The way around being hornswoggled by the bias is to be aware that its there and ask why the authors/ publishers decided to say what they say. Reading the news from a few sources is fine but it should be done only whne you have a really clear picture of the history and prespectives of its creators.


    Economist + coffee + bath room eqauls good reading and terrible hemroids.
     
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    --zeSto-- - Replied Dec 29, 2003

    That's the thing about The Economist that has pulled me in....
    it touched on almost ever facet of science to explain why things are
    the way they are but never puts one above another. Very simple but giving
    a backstory and history from various field helps you put it all together.
     
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    Vanity - Replied Dec 29, 2003

    i don't reall yby that 'everything is biased' argument. yes, it's true.... but that doesn't mean that the reporter is excused from the responsibilty of objectivity, so i try to seek out responsible reporting
     
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    BROWNer - Replied Dec 29, 2003

    by responsible, does that invoke fisk, hersh and palast typesz?;)