Bell Curve The Law Talking Guy Raised by Republicans U.S. West
Well, he's kind of had it in for me ever since I accidentally ran over his dog. Actually, replace "accidentally" with "repeatedly," and replace "dog" with "son."

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Why do I even bother?

I tend to check CNN.com a lot, but recently I've begun wondering why. Here's what they show right now:



What's the lead? That it's hard to tell your child (s)he has cancer? Wow, shocking! But there's more! Donald Trump is calling a lawbreaker a bad name! Obama was cool in college! Drew Peterson is getting married again! A deer keeps getting back on the ice! And not one, but two links to Simon Cowell lashing out at Paula Abdul!

What website should I be going to for the news? Any suggestions?

10 comments:

Bert Q. Slushbrow, Sr. said...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/

and

http://cuteoverload.com/

Anonymous said...

simon didnt lash out at her. he just explained paula and the producers have misunderstood each other.

Bell Curve said...

My apologies, anonymous. And thanks, Bert. I've never even heard of cuteoverload.com.

dgdeschenes said...

I like to use Google News, especially given the ability to customize the layout and contents.

Anonymous said...

www.msnbc.com

Valar Morghulis said...

BBC for me! I read NY Times and LA times for a laugh though

I have some friend who swear by the Drudge Report. We don't hang out that often.

The Law Talking Guy said...

I read NYTimes and Washingtonpost.com

CNN is only useful if you want to know what idiocy the bulk of the public is watching.

USwest said...

The Economist, Washington Post Weekly, NPR, News Hour, and BBC, Le Monde, and NYT, Google News. I don't read them all everyday, but I move around them depending on my mood.

Raised By Republicans said...

I like US West's variety pack approach. Mood is important to me too and even beyond that some of these sources are better for some things than others. I don't speak or read French so I substitute some Danish and German websites but it's the same general principle.

The Economist is the best source for in depth coverage of big issues. They have a pro-market bias on economic issues but they are honest and open about it and they get their facts right even when they don't necessarily support their editorial position. But since it's a weekly, it isn't very good for what's going on right now.

I thought BBC was good for reporting on the Mumbai terror attacks. Politiken (a Danish site) was really up to speed during the Tsunami.

Pombat said...

My first, cheeky, response was going to be the BBC, but in all seriousness, Aunty does do good news, and coverage isn't limited to the UK in the way some news sources limit themselves to their home country.

I also like the Economist, tend to have a flick through the Age to see what's going on in Victoria/Australia, look at the LA Times anytime something Prop 8 related is happening, and read anything else that looks interesting over Spotted H's shoulder (although he tends to be onto the non-news blogs by that point, but they're good when major events such as tsunamis are happening).