I was curious as to who or what you rely upon for news locally or around the world. Do you watch the local and/or "Big Three" networks on T.V.? Local or wider circulation newspapers? Internet or newsradio? Talk radio? Magazines?
I'm a conservative
and am of the same mind as Bernard Goldberg who recently came out with an expose book about the "Big Three" newscasts being liberally biased, so I never watch those. I listen to local newsradio and talk radio, and generally like Rush Limbaugh
and occasionally listen to a fairly conservative local guy in the afternoon. I read our local newspaper to keep up on happenings in our area, but get most of the national/international news from the 'net.
My favorite internet sites have news articles posted from various sources-- from liberal to conservative-- and they also have forums where the news is discussed. I always check out "The DrudgeReport" at
for up-to-the-minute news and sometimes far-fetched stories. My absolute favorite news site is Lucianne.com at http://www.lucianne.com/
The posters there have some of the most intelligent and witty responses and perspectives on current events of any site I've seen. It isn't a chat room and posters may not address one another by name, but may refer to a post #. It's a fairly tightly-run site and profanity and flaming are forbidden which, IMHO, makes for great reading; I have learned a lot there. (On weekends, there's a "Roundtable" where posters may chat and address one another, and topics have ranged from current events to your favorite holiday recipes to your first love.)
Another site I less-frequently check out is FreeRepublic.com at http://freerepublic.com/
where the forums are a little more chatroom-like. One of my favorite fun topics there is when photos are posted and the "Freepers" caption them. (Type "caption photo" into the search and you'll find them; Warning: Don't go to these sites if you are a Clinton fan...)
The reason for using all the
smilies is that it's not very popular to be a conservative in this world and I tend to keep my political philosophies to myself. I'm in no way interested in getting into a political discussion here-- liberal vs. conservative vs. etc. I was just interested in sharing my favorite ways to get news and am interested in hearing yours.
May 23, '02
Last edit by l.rae on May 23, '02
May 24, '02
way to go rn-pa....check out the "are you conservative or liberal" thread.....and if i'm cold hearted becaused i'm disgusted with the lazy give me something for nothing, have no manners or respect and all 6 of my children have different last names crowd......sorry, no apologies here.
ps..compassion does not = enableing
Last edit by l.rae on May 24, '02