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Old Dec 4th 2012, 4:42 am
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By default I go to BBC.co.uk, but its starting to wind me up as much as the Daily Fail. Misleading headlines, repeated tautology, sensationalism, self-promotion...

From recent days:

Kate pregnant but in hospital with morning sickness. "but"?

The roof of the tunnel collapsed downwards onto the road. And there was me thinking Japan was a gravity-free country. And it was a road tunnel, where else was it going to fall? Plus, it wasn't the tunnel which collapsed, but the lining--a major difference.

Child arrests "continue to fall". The article gives details of figures which prove that the number has fallen--so why the ""?

Congolese army returns to Goma v US fines China nuclear exporter Those two on adjacent lines

On the other hand, it does allow you to dig deeper with some good analysis.

Where do you go?
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Old Dec 4th 2012, 5:11 am
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by default my homepage is and always has been bbc news however like yourself i find them increasingly inane and useless. not replaced it yet but probably will.

using google news more http://news.google.co.uk/nwshp?hl=en&tab=wn

and npr http://www.npr.org/

but no real regular replacement yet

edit: i also subscribe to the times ipad app and thats pretty damn good the digital subscription also covers the website but tbh i dont really bother with that although i probably should
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Old Dec 4th 2012, 5:12 am
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Originally Posted by Bahtatboy View Post
By default I go to BBC.co.uk, but its starting to wind me up as much as the Daily Fail. Misleading headlines, repeated tautology, sensationalism, self-promotion...

From recent days:

Kate pregnant but in hospital with morning sickness. "but"?

The roof of the tunnel collapsed downwards onto the road. And there was me thinking Japan was a gravity-free country. And it was a road tunnel, where else was it going to fall? Plus, it wasn't the tunnel which collapsed, but the lining--a major difference.

Child arrests "continue to fall". The article gives details of figures which prove that the number has fallen--so why the ""?

Congolese army returns to Goma v US fines China nuclear exporter Those two on adjacent lines

On the other hand, it does allow you to dig deeper with some good analysis.

Where do you go?
I don't restrict my viewing to one website. I tend to use Google News to see what the top stories are.
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Old Dec 4th 2012, 5:39 am
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Beeb for me.

Familiarity and laziness on my part to seek out any others.
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Old Dec 4th 2012, 6:04 am
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BBC has been my key source of news for years, but I have found myself looking for something else lately.

Yahoo is okay (http://uk.news.yahoo.com)
Google is okay, but personalisation is a problem (http://news.google.co.uk/)


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Old Dec 4th 2012, 6:08 am
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BBC by default online, but read The Time most days too, then look around for other sources if I want more info.
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Yahoo.com
BBC.co.uk
HuffPo
Dailymail

and a whole lot of other major and minor news sources, some that are.. ahem.. shall we say slanted, like FreeRepublic and WorldNetDaily

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Just to reinforce my inherently biased pink-tinted view of the world: Guardian supplemented by a sprinkling of the Huffington Post (it's very hit and miss/pick and mix: I started with it after the Iranian election protests a few years ago when it had a superb live-blog - now there's something that has been beaten to death since...live-blogging that is, not Iranian protesters - too much, too soon?). A bit of Economist thrown in for some hard-right balance. Plus a few Irish and UAE sites but nothing too noteworthy there. I tend to use a lot of other sites also for specific news: regional, business, sport, arts/culture etc.

I have never warmed to the BBC site, far too superficial.
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Old Dec 4th 2012, 6:40 am
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BBC
Guardian
Telegraph
The Sun
The Mail

Normally read all 5 whilst I each my lunch.
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Indy, BBC, Gruaniad, sometimes the Mail for a laugh and a point.
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www.pinknews.co.uk - Just to add to the speculation.
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Yahoo
The Sun
The Fail
This is Lincolnshire

And for a laugh and to reaffirm what a bizarre area of the world we live in

7 days ME
The National
panarabia Enquirer
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Guardian
Huffington

And for my daily hit of maid sex and black magic

http://www.emirates247.com/crime
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This one is worth a look too!

http://simianpress.com/news-feed/

Great disclosures about the Jimmy Savile Case!
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BBC since the late 50's as a shortwave listener! Like others I feel they are letting their standards drop.

Who can remember the Voice of America in "special English" where a guy spoke very slowly for non-english speaking listeners. Content was dreadful!

Daily Telegraph
Sunday Times (UK)
Penguin News!
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