For discussion, but also an ulterior motive: I'm looking for a news source that analyzes mainstream politics with an outsiders eye. Not liberal, or conservative, but more of an anti-propagandist that exists to calls both sides out on their bullshit.
SNLs Weekend Update.
Occasionally The Daily Show, and Full Frontal.
My spouse and kids (who actually follow the news) will bring things to my attention semi regularly as well, if they think its important.
Its usually not that important.
i typically check cnn and foxnews, partly to see how they're both framing and prioritizing the day's stories and scandals, which i consider a significant part of the overall story. other than that i'll listen to npr and frequent bbcnews' site.
Your Lord knows very well what is in your heart. Your soul suffices this day as a reckoner against you. I need no witnesses. You do not listen to your soul, but listen instead to your anger and your rage.
I generally just see the news through whatever sources they come to me, whether that be a newspaper, the radio, a linked article, a news sidebar on an app, whatever. Then, if I'm interested in a topic that seems complex, I read multiple articles from both (or all) sides of the argument and try to figure out what the 'truth' is myself, and then start forming an opinion based on that. However, I generally try to leave my opinion unfinished so that when I have political discussion with people, and I can form it further by hearing other opinions and seeing how they relate to my initial take on things.
These days I really don't seek the news out. It just finds me however it finds me.
I feel like when all the smoke and dust settles, and Trump is no longer prez, I might retroactively take great interest in what went on during this administration. But right now as it's happening it's just way too much shit for me to want to sort through. I'm basically just worn out/overwhelmed by the sheer volume of it all.
When I did try to stay current on politics/the news, Youtube was my biggest resource. I try to get a variety of sources and viewpoints on my feed intentionally (Fox, MSNBC, RT, Al Jazeera, TYT, Rebel Media etc) so that it doesn't just feed me right wing or left wing sources, but it's very hard not to let my Youtube feed turn into an echo chamber. Sometimes I browse incognito on purpose for this reason.
When in the car, I would listen to NPR while keeping in mind their leftist slant.
And lastly, this forum and other forums like this. Though this is the last one I still post on.
Last edited by Afro Cheese on Dec 5th, 2017 at 09:45 PM