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    Interesting, now to see where the forum audience set's the balance line eh?

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    What is also interesting is realizing that I tend to consult over 20 separate news sources several times each week. Mostly in the middle of the spectrum and mid to high levels of reliability within their types, and with none in the most extreme and only very rarely delving into what they describe as hyper partisan - though my moderate stuff trends R nearly as often as L.
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    They are mischaracterizing the New Republic, IMHO; they show it too far left and too far down.
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    Too bad they left out the CBC, I'd be curious to see where it falls.

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    A lot of the "news organizations" will be dismayed to learn, I've never heard/heard of them

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    As noted at the bottom of the article: marketwatch will be included in a later update of the chart.

    All those I read and are listed are in the top center. I have to broaden my reading.
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    Only get my news from a tight group in the top circle and try to get other confirmation of that. Rarely follow anything outside the top circle except to get an idea of what the edges are thinking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Wilson View Post
    They are mischaracterizing the New Republic, IMHO; they show it too far left and too far down.
    keith wilson trying to claim that he's a centrist again
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    keith wilson trying to claim that he's a centrist again
    'Centrist' is a moving target. Keith my have unintentionally moved into, or out of, that definition!
    "Reason and facts are sacrificed to opinion and myth. Demonstrable falsehoods are circulated and recycled as fact. Narrow minded opinion refuses to be subjected to thought and analysis. Too many now subject events to a prefabricated set of interpretations, usually provided by a biased media source. The myth is more comfortable than the often difficult search for truth."







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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    Keith Wilson trying to claim that he's a centrist again
    Nah. It's just in relation to the other things on the chart; I'd say the New Republic belongs up with The Atlantic. Mother Jones is shown too close to the center IMHO, as is The Nation. But that's quibbling. The one I mostly read is The Economist.
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    I rely on several in the green rectangle.

    Faves are: Reuters; Christian Science Monitor; NY Times; Wa. Post; The Hill; NPR; Wall Street Journal (just nothing from the editorial page).


    I am informed by several in the yellow rectangle - both left and right.

    I am alerted by some on the left of the orange rectangle, but do not rely on then for the full story.

    Ditto a smaller number in the red triangle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Wilson View Post
    The one I mostly read is The Economist.
    Same here, weekly since 1990 or so. That, NPR and the BBC seem a good balance.
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    It seems breitbart is "off the chart".

    [added] OOPS, there it is. Lower right (so to speak).

    USA Today scores quite well. I had considered it News Lite.
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    Some of those sites shouldn't be considered as news sources as much as they are gathering places and news aggragators.

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    I would have thought that Politico and The Hill were both nearer to the center, but maybe it's just a matter of graphics.

    Of course USA Today is "news lite". The chart shows where the coverage lies in the spectrum of left-right and fact-spin, it doesn't address the depth of coverage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Orca View Post
    Too bad they left out the CBC, I'd be curious to see where it falls.
    And Al Jazeera
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Adams View Post
    And Al Jazeera
    Yeah, good point. I don't read it as often as I should, but I already have seventeen tabs in my morning bookmarks, plus Faceblag and the Bilge and my e-mail...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    Same here, weekly since 1990 or so. That, NPR and the BBC seem a good balance.
    That's my main combo, if you assume that CBC is the Canadian equivalent of NPR. The Atlantic is great for in-depth analysis, but I just couldn't find the time to read it, so I let my subscription lapse. I am increasingly interested in some kind of subscription option for the Grauniad, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Orca View Post
    That's my main combo, if you assume that CBC is the Canadian equivalent of NPR. The Atlantic is great for in-depth analysis, but I just couldn't find the time to read it, so I let my subscription lapse. I am increasingly interested in some kind of subscription option for the Grauniad, though.
    Had to look that one up. I thought they were STILL the "Manchester Guardian". 'Oo knew?

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    Quote Originally Posted by John of Phoenix View Post
    It seems breitbart is "off the chart".

    [added] OOPS, there it is. Lower right (so to speak).

    USA Today scores quite well. I had considered it News Lite.
    Yes, it is a bit fluffy. Not incorrect, not slanted, but never stuck me as having much depth. Though it seems to be changing some? I don't pay much attention to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rlmak View Post
    Sorta.

    It gets off to a shaky and slanted start.

    "the election of 2016 produced two "rivers" in U.S. media"??? Nope. Those two rivers diverged long before 2016... and you spend no ink on how/why - which is not just relevant, but key.

    "One of those rivers is thoroughly inundated with anti-Trump, #NeverTrump debris and sediment. The other is almost wholly free of those ingredients." Seriously... THAT'S how you would differentiate the two??


    Then settles into some solid truth.

    Two paragraphs worth - starting with 'Some activists...'


    Then wraps up with more slant.

    Trump apologetics


    Though the Pulitzer quote was good.
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