Which one do you trust?

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by Legs, Feb 14, 2007.

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  1. BBC

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  2. ITN

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  3. Sky

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  4. The Sun

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  5. The Mirror

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  6. Times

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  7. Telegraph

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  8. Independant

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  9. Other (give details in the thread)

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  10. None of them - they are all as bad as each other

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  1. We, as soldiers (past, present and future) and civvies who for the most part support our troops, are forever slagging off the Media.

    We all know that they lie (OK, bend the truth), they have wierd priorities and are totally untrustworthy, but which do we have the most faith in?
     
  2. Of course BBC.
     
  3. Biped

    Biped LE Book Reviewer

    The Beeb is subject to undue interference and meddling because the gumint doles out the licence fee.

    Every one else reads from the same hymn sheet as written by Reuters, but puts their spin on it.

    The Times and the Torygraph at least try and write it in an intelligent manner.

    I'm not aware of any news source (apart from ogrish.com and Reuters) that actually come up with anything original.
     
  4. International Herald Tribune.

    Most of it is dross as always but some of the columns and editorial pieces are not bad if a bit US-centric.
     
  5. The Risca Argus
     
  6. Mr_Fingerz

    Mr_Fingerz LE Book Reviewer

    The Brecon and Radnor Express.
     
  7. Viz...!
     
  8. Agreed but failing that Channel 4 News goes into more depth and does not resort to the tabloid journalism of ITV.
     
  9. Ord_Sgt

    Ord_Sgt RIP

    They're all as bad as each other but the times is a good place to start.

    BBC - ha there was a BBC world service report I heard the other day. The reporter asked about the story - one line of reply then asked 'what the media coverage was like'. FFS what has that got to do with reporting the news?
     
  10. The Financial Times.
     
  11. I try and get a balanced view by reading all of these.

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    Quack
     
  12. A diet of the Times and C4 News should set you straight. Read The Week so you can talk female current affairs with your wife and Private Eye to get some of the spicier stuff.
     
  13. Biped

    Biped LE Book Reviewer

    Yep.

    Personal preference is:

    Torygraph, Mail, Beeb, Ogrish.com, Private Eye, ARRSE.co.uk, NothingToxic.com, Reuters, New Scientist, ArmyTechnology.com, Darwinawards.com and 89.com for me porn.

    Not much else required apart from a few books and a decent slapper on a Saturday night.