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Wholehearted Shi'a

What is everyone's most trusted news source?

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Salam aleykum my brothers and sisters in religion and my equals in humanity,

What is everyone's most trusted news source? Who do you trust to give you a non bias account of current events and politics happening around the globe? 

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6 minutes ago, Wholehearted Shi'a said:

What is everyone's most trusted news source? Who do you trust to give you a non bias account of current events and politics happening around the globe? 

Salam. National Public Radio at npr.org is a nonprofit membership media organization. They try very hard to post all sides of a news story, unlike other news websites. Of course npr.org has so much news that it can get overwhelming. I listen to 'Up First' which is a ten minute radio news show that comes Monday through Friday before 6:00 AM Eastern Time here in the US. Up First

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There are multiple, usually you should read multiple sources to form a conclusion, that's what academics like Chomsky do, and what they say is pretty uncontroversial. I think the best source for understanding the news is probably academics, they tend to be very analytical, and that's perhaps the best approach, they read all angles and form an opinion based on that. Not all academics, but some are spot on, no doubt.

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15 minutes ago, Mohamed1993 said:

There are multiple, usually you should read multiple sources to form a conclusion, that's what academics like Chomsky do, and what they say is pretty uncontroversial. I think the best source for understanding the news is probably academics, they tend to be very analytical, and that's perhaps the best approach, they read all angles and form an opinion based on that. Not all academics, but some are spot on, no doubt.

Most people don't have the time or ability for this. They only have time for a few, easily digestible sources that can keep them informed during the day. They aren't seeking to become experts, just enough to have their head above water. 

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Just now, Reza said:

Most people don't have the time or ability for this. They only have time for a few, easily digestible sources that can keep them informed during the day. They aren't seeking to become experts, just enough to have their head above water. 

True, I wouldn't trust any state funded media or corporate media in that case, even though I do read RT, presstv, and telesur. But independent journalism, startups are probably your best bet. There's many in the US, the real news, truth out, media roots, consortium news, alternet etc. 

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13 hours ago, Hameedeh said:

Salam. National Public Radio at npr.org is a nonprofit membership media organization. They try very hard to post all sides of a news story, unlike other news websites. Of course npr.org has so much news that it can get overwhelming. I listen to 'Up First' which is a ten minute radio news show that comes Monday through Friday before 6:00 AM Eastern Time here in the US. Up First

NPR is "so whiney" these days. Plus inference is not "news" --as they do with many stories.

Those l like are: Reuters, Tass, Xinhua, NHK, VoA (usually --not anymore on their lranian 'news') and DeutscheWelle.

Edited by hasanhh

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Salaam Alaykum,

This is an excellent question and one I wish more people asked. I admire your search for truth and hope your journey is fruitful. 

As for me, I use Google News for general high-level news. It's easy to set up (link below) and aggregates a ton of news sources. I also use Radio Europe, Radio Free Asia, and the Associated Press when diving into issues.  

Personalize Google News Feed: https://support.google.com/news/answer/1146405?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en 

Radio Free Europe: https://www.rferl.org/ 

Radio Free Asia: http://www.rfa.org/english/ 

Associated Press: https://www.apnews.com/

I also wanted to pass along a link I a came across during my own research. The below link is to a google spreadsheet that some people have created to attempt and label as many news sources as possible on their biases. 

Unreliable / Fake News Sites & Sources

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1xDDmbr54qzzG8wUrRdxQl_C1dixJSIYqQUaXVZBqsJs/edit#gid=1337422806

I hope this helps. 

Respectfully~

Funk

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Most corporate media outlets (like CNN and Fox News) and state funded media outlets (like RT and PressTV) are pretty horrible, extremely biased and dishonest in my opinion. Independent journalists and independent news organizations tend to be better but then you can get a lot of crazies there. 

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1 hour ago, Shi3i_jadeed said:

Most corporate media outlets (like CNN and Fox News) and state funded media outlets (like RT and PressTV) are pretty horrible, extremely biased and dishonest in my opinion. Independent journalists and independent news organizations tend to be better but then you can get a lot of crazies there. 

l do not think the outlets you wrote are "extremely biased" only slanted or self-aggrandizing.

However, they do headline stories we will otherwise miss.

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6 hours ago, funklebits said:

Unreliable / Fake News Sites & Sources

Wow! There are too many fake news sites in that spreadsheet! I think this ShiaChat topic is giving us a good list of reputable news sites.

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On 12/2/2017 at 2:25 PM, Shi3i_jadeed said:

Most corporate media outlets (like CNN and Fox News) and state funded media outlets (like RT and PressTV) are pretty horrible, extremely biased and dishonest in my opinion. Independent journalists and independent news organizations tend to be better but then you can get a lot of crazies there. 

No. A Good example of dishonest, state funded and pretty horrible is the BBC.

the ones you mentioned (press TV and RT) are ones I personally find useful and honest.  Especially presstv. They actually have debates between two different sides.

Edited by Al Hadi

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On ‎12‎/‎2‎/‎2017 at 7:42 PM, Hameedeh said:

Wow! There are too many fake news sites in that spreadsheet! I think this ShiaChat topic is giving us a good list of reputable news sites.

Then there are the "reporters". l saw NBC's Richard Engel in Jerusalem last night and the dummy didn't even know what he was talking about. One example, just one, he called the Dome of the Rock "al-Aqsa". :cry:

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On 02/12/2017 at 10:41 PM, funklebits said:

Salaam Alaykum,

This is an excellent question and one I wish more people asked. I admire your search for truth and hope your journey is fruitful. 

As for me, I use Google News for general high-level news. It's easy to set up (link below) and aggregates a ton of news sources. I also use Radio Europe, Radio Free Asia, and the Associated Press when diving into issues.  

Personalize Google News Feed: https://support.google.com/news/answer/1146405?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en 

Radio Free Europe: https://www.rferl.org/ 

Radio Free Asia: http://www.rfa.org/english/ 

Associated Press: https://www.apnews.com/

I also wanted to pass along a link I a came across during my own research. The below link is to a google spreadsheet that some people have created to attempt and label as many news sources as possible on their biases. 

Unreliable / Fake News Sites & Sources

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1xDDmbr54qzzG8wUrRdxQl_C1dixJSIYqQUaXVZBqsJs/edit#gid=1337422806

I hope this helps. 

Respectfully~

Funk

Dear brother Funk 

that list was aggregated by anti independent media clearinghouse. 

The professor associated eiwith the  original list was outed as being on govt payroll.

 

I think I counted 10 of the best websites for independent news. Use the list in the opposite way intended and you will be reasonably informed. 

Zerohedge, activistpost, Whatreallyhappened, Blacklistednews, whatdoesitmean, naturalnews, dailybail, sputniknewS, RT and presstv give alternative views of world away from corporate pro western pablum.

See also brother Kings comments. 

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