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  1. Aug 1, 2008 #1
    How, or where, are you getting your daily news?
     
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    robphy

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    cnn, foxnews, slashdot
     
  4. Aug 1, 2008 #3
    radio station (specifically Studio Brussels)
     
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  6. Aug 1, 2008 #5
    Various internet forums (such as this place) and I'll watch some MSNBC every other day or something.

    I just find that the internet has news faster than TV. I can learn about something hours in advance. Then when my parents are watching the news and say "Hey WarPhalange, did you hear that--" I can but in and just say "Yup."
     
  7. Aug 1, 2008 #6

    ranger

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    Google news, cnet, and NY1.
     
  8. Aug 1, 2008 #7
    The issues of Time magazine at my dentist's office. Have we landed on the moon yet?
     
  9. Aug 1, 2008 #8

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    I'll bet you five dollars that man will land on the Moon before the Mets win the pennant.
     
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    Wow, your dentist has Time? I'm still reading about the upcoming wedding between Lady Diana Spencer and Prince Charles in People magazine.
     
  11. Aug 1, 2008 #10
    I get mine at Digg, Slashdot, and most recently I discovered a pretty awesome physics/technology website http://www.physorg.com/
     
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    Chi Meson

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    In order of quantity of input:
    NPR (ATC, ME, "To the Point," and DR when I can)
    NYT (online)
    WSJ (to balance out the NYT)
     
  13. Aug 1, 2008 #12
    America's Number one trust and unbiased new source, FOX.
     
  14. Aug 1, 2008 #13

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    Mostly Google News (which is really links to other sites...so usually it's a lot of AP and Reuters stories). I watch a little CNN, but that's often redundant with what I read online. I turn on the local TV news in the morning while trying to pry my eyes open, so it's mostly listening just in case I need to know about a crazed mass murderer on the loose (not too many local stories of interest).

    Oh, and the Colbert Report. :biggrin:
     
  15. Aug 1, 2008 #14
    Glad to see not many people on the forum watch Fox news. If it were the opposite this forum would lose cool points (well, Fox wouldn't be so bad if they just came out and called themselves 'Republican News').

    I try not to watch the news - too depressing. Sciam is a fun read, though.
     
  16. Aug 1, 2008 #15

    Chi Meson

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    I saw you grin! No one can say that with a straight face.
     
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    That's an insult to decent Republicans everywhere.
     
  18. Aug 1, 2008 #17

    wolram

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    I cut myself of from news 2 nearly 3 years ago, i have no tv and no longer read news papers, some times i hear snippets on the radio but they go in one ear and out the other.
     
  19. Aug 1, 2008 #18

    Chi Meson

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    It is surprising how much news you actually DO get from Colbert. I watch him on Hulu.com, one day late.
     
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    No TV! Me neither. I can not abide anything more than a 15 second commercial break. About once every two months I'll browse someone else's SAT TV or cable just to realize that it's mostly a big waste. IF there is anything worth watching, It'll be streaming tomorrow, or on DVD soon enough, without commercials (that's a 30% increase in life for you).


    If we can convince just ONE MORE PERSON to kill their TV, to cut their cable, then...

    we really wouldn't make that much difference, would we?
     
  21. Aug 1, 2008 #20
    I usually just watch MSNBC and read a few articles from just about any news site on occasion (since they are oftentimes all the same article, just reposted from elsewhere such as the AP, Reuters, etc.). And, of course, the comedy shows--it is surprising how accurate Jon Stewart can be at times!
     
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