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Old Sep 8th 2013, 5:33 pm
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OK I'm really at the end of my tether with the BBC news pages now. Too much bias to make it worth ploughing through. So which page gets your vote as telling news without a slant?
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Old Sep 8th 2013, 6:32 pm
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Don't think one can get relatively even handed news from 1 site; I visit several sites from right to left .
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drudgereport.com has lots of choices!
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pressgazette.co.uk (I'm assuming you want British news, not the global stuff?)

[Edit: hang on - that's not the one I meant - that's just a very good one about the media industry - I'll get back to you with the one I was thinking of - when I think of it............. ]
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Originally Posted by mikewot View Post
OK I'm really at the end of my tether with the BBC news pages now. Too much bias to make it worth ploughing through. So which page gets your vote as telling news without a slant?
I use http://www.newsnow.co.uk/h/World+News/Middle+East then go through top headlines.
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Old Sep 9th 2013, 4:43 am
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OK I'm really at the end of my tether with the BBC news pages now. Too much bias to make it worth ploughing through. So which page gets your vote as telling news without a slant?
In what way is the BBC bias?

I hear lots of people say things like this, but it's never bothered me. So I'm either bias in the same way or just skim read to pick the basic info...
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Old Sep 9th 2013, 5:02 am
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OK I'm really at the end of my tether with the BBC news pages now. Too much bias to make it worth ploughing through. So which page gets your vote as telling news without a slant?
The Times is usually my fist stop

then it just depends on what kind of news I'm after, world news, tech etc.

I'm looking at Reddit more as it picks up many stories that are missed elsewhere or are a bit odd etc. half the cited sources are bonkers but that adds to the irreverent effect.
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I'm probably biased as I used to work there, but when there are important issues around and I just want facts rather than opinion, its always the Reuters app on my mobile.
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My Mrs swears by RT but she's a bit of a conspiracy nut anyway and it's not to my taste.

Personally I read the Daily Fail for 'general stories' and then The Guardian if I want to know more.

The BBC has been sliding down the slippery pole for quite a while now. There sports pages are getting worse by the day.
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The BBC has been sliding down the slippery pole for quite a while now. There sports pages are getting worse by the day.
This is awkward.

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The Times is usually my fist stop

then it just depends on what kind of news I'm after, world news, tech etc.

I'm looking at Reddit more as it picks up many stories that are missed elsewhere or are a bit odd etc. half the cited sources are bonkers but that adds to the irreverent effect.
Fist stop?

I have a subscription to the Times, but I think every newspaper has some agenda. The trick is to take that into consideration. The paper is definintely to the right of my views, but, in the past at least, didn't bludgeon the reader with opinions.

I have pretty much stopped reading the main part of The Subday Times as it's gone really down-market and at times is verging on the awful NOTW.


I'm with others; best to read lots of news sources and distill the views therein.
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Daily Mail - although it's a bit left wing for my taste.
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Fist stop?

I have a subscription to the Times, but I think every newspaper has some agenda. The trick is to take that into consideration. The paper is definintely to the right of my views, but, in the past at least, didn't bludgeon the reader with opinions.

I have pretty much stopped reading the main part of The Subday Times as it's gone really down-market and at times is verging on the awful NOTW.


I'm with others; best to read lots of news sources and distill the views therein.
I do like to shake a clenched hand at the stupidity of the world in the mornings
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Daily Mail - although it's a bit left wing for my taste.
*bites tongue*

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