Where do you get your news?

#1
My dad popped round for a coffee and a chat on Monday night and I had BBC news idling in the background. My dad has become an interesting fellow since he took early retirement some years back and has sort of regressed into this hippy-ish conspiracy theory type. So we're watching the news with the hurricane reporting going on and he starts cracking up and asked me to switch it over to either Russia Today or Euronews.

I saw his point when I changed the channel. BBC news was covering three headline stories (Hurricane Sandy, Jimmy Saville and Referee being racist) and that was it, with most of the attention on the American weather. When we switched to Euronews, we got some hurricane coverage but we also got recent action in Syria (including ceasefire being broken), Ukraine election results and commentary, Russia trade talks with the middle east, economy ratings of the Euro and some stuff about austerity in Spain and the riots.

So it occurred to me that the Beeb basically just runs the same pointless shite over and over. There was plenty going on in the rest of the world to be talked about but they were just sticking to three dross headlines and the sport round up. Nothing was happening. Dad claimed it's because they're afraid to take any risks and like to keep the public happy - mental weather being something that the British public are very fond of discussing. I reckon it's more a case of wishy-washy 'don't hurt their feelings' type reporting.

For the time being, Euronews has been my go-to 24 hour news channel. Might not be a wise choice but at least I know what's going on in the rest of the world.

Excluding newspapers, where do most of you usually get your news from?
 
#4
I usually get news from the BBC web pages, but I have noticed a huge US bias nowadays with everything from fairly important stories about the US to the most inane US story on their headline page, which is quite annoying. If I wanted to see endless drivel about the US I would look at cnns or fox news websites. Time to change methinks.
 
#6
Somewhat alarmingly, me too.


I'll maybe catch the news on the tv sometimes, but usually follow a link on here, then follow links once I'm on the news site
 
#8
Yeah, I tend to use this place as a source too. Like I said, there's a lot to learn from ARRSE. I generally just read (until recently where I have posted boring bollocks about my own life) and try to take in the opinions and the knowledge. But usually I catch something on TV or online headline-wise and pop on here to see what's being said.
 
#9
The Guardian, BBC News, Sky news when there are not any elections going on and ARRSE can be very informative. You see a thread with a new title and think, oh! I didn't know that was going on!
 

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#11
Arrse, Daily Mail, Telegraph, Reddit, Popbitch & Wired.

Provides a balanced perspective.
 
#12
The Economist
Modern Railways
Rail Magazine
Which
The WSJ
The FT
The Telegraph
The Guardian
The Prague Monitor
The Australian
The Slovak Spectator
BBC World Service
CNN
ABC business news
All seeing all knowing Judges of the Czech Republic
All dealing all stealing international owners of companies in the Czech Republic

Oh

And

Arrse

and me fecking mum who keeps sending me Daily Wail articles
 
#13
there's only one source i really trust

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other than that its the BBC news24 and online every day, occasionally the economist (i should just subscribe) and RT when i'm getting sick of listening to evil western pig dog propaganda.

and now i think of it thanks to arrse i'm reading a lot more of the daily mail and telegraphs online content than i used to (or really want to most of the time).
 
#14
I'm most likely to hear it on the car radio - so the Beeb, either 5 Live or 4. I don't care much about Ukraine or Russia except if they have some poor weather.
 
#15
Al Jazeera; the Glasgow Herald; the South China Morning Post; the China Post for old time's sake; and the BBC out of habit. ARRSE Current Affairs forum provides a good heads-up, too - even given the number of people who can't tell 'Current Affairs' from 'stuff wot's happening'.
 
#16
I seem to get better and more up to date news off ARRSE (brown nose) but it can be a bugger explaining to anyone else that I heard such and such on ARRSE .Mind you most people who know me well have thought that for years anyway so no change really
 
#17
Over the garden fence, the next door neighbour is a know it all!
 
#18
Twitter feeds from Economist, AJZ, BBCnews, WSJ, Telegraph Rugby, Telegraph news, Liverpool FC and a few others as and when. You get links to plenty of articles and read what you want. I tried to follow the Guardian for a broader perspective but Christ alive it pissed me off!!

BBC News in the background at work but it's pretty turgid and limited. Sky News better for the female news/weather girls.

Must agree that ARRSE rarely misses a military news article, especially in the weekend papers.

Shame that The Times is pay per view as it stops posts and retweets which must limit their market...... anyone know if this is proving to be a wise commercial move on their part given the amount of free news out there?
 
#20
I usually get news from the BBC web pages, but I have noticed a huge US bias nowadays with everything from fairly important stories about the US to the most inane US story on their headline page, which is quite annoying. If I wanted to see endless drivel about the US I would look at cnns or fox news websites. Time to change methinks.
If you look closely, you'll notice it's as long as it's Obama's America that's reported on: the BBC editorial team has such a hard on for him. That and the EU, Islam, global warming etc.
 
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