What are your two major sources of news?

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When you read, listen or watch the news, what are the two most common ways you’re doing so? Do you listen to the radio while you drive and watch the evening news once you’re parked? Do you get most of your news from social media sites like Facebook? Do you read the news from other online sources? Or, perhaps you’re old-fashioned (hardly) and still read a printed newspaper.

We’re sure you get your news from multiple sources on this list, but what are the two major sources you generally use? Please select two options in the poll below. And remember, you are, of course, welcome to leave a comment, but please keep them respectful. Thank you!

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Bill
13 days ago

NPR, The Week magazine and any local newspapers I happen to be around.

Walt Sinkhorn
13 days ago

I am a news junkie. Every morning I read at least 8 different News reporting services. By doing this I receive reporting info from all sides. It is not surprising that various reporting agencies can somehow put a slightly different slant on what is purported to be fact! What I have learned over the years is to avoid CNN and FOX News. CNN is way too far Left, and FOX is to far Right. This statement might offend some, but I have experienced that friends, family and some others have formed opinions that makes one think that they just might be from some other planet

Wayne
15 days ago

Absolutely never social media. Admittedly all sources have an inherent bias but I choose ABC or NBC over the other broadcast mediums. But. Still listen with a realist ear and common sense.

Neal Davis
16 days ago

Our local afternoon paper was bought out by the morning paper. Many of the writers for the afternoon created anon-line only “newspaper” supported by advertising. I read it frequently. I also read a couple of different on-line sports services. I don’t pay much attention to “news” as most define it (as in CNN, New York Times, etc.,.).

Paul Cecil
16 days ago

I was surprised you only asked for two sources of news. In the morning I open an app for a local digital newspaper, and I turn on a radio to a local AM news station that also broadcasts weather and traffic “on the eights”. In the car I listen to the same AM station or switch to NPR. In the evening I turn on the tv to catch the local news. And when I am on the computer I will scan headlines from several sources. I just like knowing what is happening, but I avoid fixating on the details.

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Chuck Woodbury (@chuck)
16 days ago
Reply to  Paul Cecil

Paul, we asked for the top two sources of news, not “all sources” of news. That list could be very long for many people.

Colleen
16 days ago

After observing how the reporting of events are being spun, or even ignored by news media, we no longer trust TV news or the newspaper. While destructive violence continues in the city near us, the websites of local news outlets seldom mention it. We realized much is being suppressed when family on the other side of the country called us, concerned. They had heard on their news shows what is being kept from local residents. We now research trusted sources to get our news. We get our weather online.

Richard Hughes
16 days ago

I notice you placed Fox News in the survey. Fox News says they are not a “News” outlet, they are an “Entertainment Network.” Complaints to the FCC about some bogus stories and an investigation caused them to say they were “not a source of news, only an entertainment source.” They said their viewers “were only watching to be entertained and not looking for any news.”

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RV Staff (@rvstaff)
16 days ago
Reply to  Richard Hughes

Read the facts here about this topic: https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/fox-news-entertainment-switch/ Have a good night. 🙂 —Diane at RVtravel.com

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Chuck Woodbury (@chuck)
16 days ago
Reply to  Richard Hughes

Richard, that is not true. Fox News is owned by conservative media mogul Rupert Murdock. Its motto “Fair and Balanced,” is not something you would ever associate with an entertainment program.

Sink Jaxon
16 days ago
Reply to  Chuck Woodbury

Wellllll… Chuck, I agree with that to a point, but he IS worth 21 BILLION dollars, after all! Jus’ sayin’

Cheryl
16 days ago

I avoid news at all costs. If I hear of something going on, I go to the source. I ABSOLUTELY avoid rioting and shootings. I care but there is nothing I can do about it. Maybe my ostrich syndrome is bad but it keeps me sane.

Warren C
16 days ago

I get my news from the front page of the Wall Street Journal and BBC America.

Gene Bjerke
16 days ago

Many years ago, we went on a cruise. We would see a newspaper about every three days. That was good, because whatever disaster was reported, we knew we had already survived it. That seemed like a good idea, so we follow that basic rule in the RV. It makes for more pleasant traveling.

Bob Weinfurt
16 days ago
Reply to  Gene Bjerke

That’s a pretty good idea

Sink Jaxon
16 days ago

I need to see the weather forecasts. There is no “news” anymore. Only opinion, agendas and lies.

Wayne
15 days ago
Reply to  Sink Jaxon

Sink, your comment is right on ! I totally agree.

Dave
16 days ago

I turned off the news 3 years ago. Best thing I ever did.

DPHooper
16 days ago

Networks are media cess pools trying to inflict their opinions onto you.
I read 1440 Daily totally unbiased.
The Five on Fox for entertainment value.

Kamwick
16 days ago

We like PBS and NPR online as well as local news on the TV. When traveling, the local TV news gives us a nice quick view of the area we’re visiting, including entertaining local events, quirks and characters like the local weather people! Just love it. Major network TV news is also great because they quickly report on major headlines, but don’t focus on them ad nauseum like cable news does. We also like to buy the local papers when visiting an area, especially the small towns. Talk about getting the “flavor” of an area 🌞

Richard
16 days ago

I watch TV news to see video of events. I turn the sound off when the Heads start explaining what I just saw myself.
I cruise many places on the Web for different accounts of an event/issue.
ALL the media has an agenda. None of them give just the facts. I’ve read the downfall of objective TV journalism was when they started rating news shows like entertainment programs. Thus news BECAME entertainment striving for better ratings, to sell ad time.
As said before, TV has become the Propaganda Machine of the xxxxxx. (Bleeped by Diane)

wanderer
16 days ago

Naked Capitalism. Which curates a lot of links to non-mainstream sources.

If you’re getting your news from the mainstream outlets of the corporatocracy, it doesn’t matter whether it is tinted blue or red, it’s all biased spin and propaganda. But it’s too much trouble to read instead of consume soundbites, so here we are.

Rolling Coal
16 days ago

The Economist, Wall St.Journal, Aljazeera, BBC and occasionally network news.

Bob P
16 days ago

Your survey is the answer to why our country is in the political state of today, too many people rely on fake news media for their information. None of the network news, and most large newspapers, and most cable new networks are so liberalized they wouldn’t recognize the truth if it ran over them. Even Fox started succumbing to stretching the truth, must’ve been advertising money from the Soros regime.

Bill
13 days ago
Reply to  Bob P

Imho FOX never did anything but trample the truth on its National broadcasting. Local FOX seems less biased.

David Stansbury
16 days ago

Network news is a joke. Run by the democratic party. They are so biased it’s disgusting. You won’t get 2 sides to a story on network news unless it is advantageous to the party. We can hardly watch Fox news anymore. OAN and NEWSMAX are somewhat reliable.

Dave
16 days ago

i hope you are kidding about OAN/Newsmax

Wayne
15 days ago
Reply to  Dave

OAN/Newsmax, seriously?? You gotta be kidding me.

Irv
16 days ago

The only news source that I halfway trust is the Wall Street Journal. The news pages are slightly liberal and the opinion pages are slightly conservative.

It would take 4 hours a day to read the whole thing so for the half of the paper that’s business news I mostly just read the headlines and introductory paragraphs.