[Vision2020] CNN??

Andreas Schou scho8053@uidaho.edu
Wed, 07 Apr 2004 13:58:15 -0700

> Wayne writes:
> >Although some sources of news (and knowledge) are generally more 
> reliable than
> >others, none are perfect -- a contingent worldview seems to be 
> the most
> >heuristically justified one in all these cases.
> I would be sorry for anyone who chose to get all of their news 
> from a single source.  What a dreadful idea.  I watch CNN 
> regularly because I'm a news junkie, but, as Marvin Gaye advised, 
> "believe half of what you see, son, and none of what you hear."  I 
> think it's wise to consult a wide variety of online and print 
> sources, and it's important not to get all of your news from 
> domestic sources.  Branch out.  Read Canada's The Globe and Mail; 
> read Great Britain's The Guardian, The London Times, and The 
> Independent.  Read things with which you disagree.  I'd like to 
> burn the editorial pages of The Wall Street Journal and The 
> National Review, but I read them.  (Know thy enemy.)

I'd also like to give a shout-out to The Economist, which is even-handed and in-depth, if often dreadfully boring. The Washington Monthly (whose blog is now headed by Kevin Drum, formerly of Calpundit) is a fantastic in-depth source on American politics. Online, there are a lot of different blogs and news aggregators, some of which (like Joshua Micah Marshall's Talking Points Memo and Wonkette) rival the editorial page of any major newspaper in the U.S. 

Good journalism still exists. It just isn't where it used to be -- so you have to go looking.

-- ACS

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