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  •  Well, if we want better media (9+ / 0-)

    we should support better media.

    I read The Economist, Mother Jones, Foreign Affairs, The NY Times and other journals

    I don't read Time or Newsweek.

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    by plf515 on Sat Nov 26, 2011 at 06:27:37 AM PST

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    •  Not sure the NY Times should be there (2+ / 0-)
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      Although there's still a lot of meat in it, it tends to be tainted with right-wing propaganda, or even what I would call anti-news.  For example, consider the case of Judith Miller, or Jayson Blair.

      There are, fortunately, numerous other sources for actual news.  

      Love the diarists' comparisons.  There's a version for people who want to read news, and then there's the version for airheads. "Chore Wars" and "Why Mom Liked You Best" are on the cover?!  Pathetic.

      I am become Man, the destroyer of worlds

      by tle on Sat Nov 26, 2011 at 10:10:22 AM PST

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      •  The Times (2+ / 0-)
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        is a good source, as long as you read it knowledgeably: check bylines, learn which reporters cover which beats, and look for bias as you learn their styles. There aren't many American news sources that field as many reporters as they still do.

        And I doubt that we'll be seeing any more Jaysons or Judys from them. They got burned really badly in both of those cases, and I think they've tightened things up a bit.

        Now, if only they'd fire Adam Nagourney.

        "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."........ "The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little." (yeah, same guy.)

        by sidnora on Sat Nov 26, 2011 at 02:37:20 PM PST

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      •  NY Times Sunday Magazine is almost unreadable, a (0+ / 0-)

        true graphic image riot for people who need text punctuated by pictures.  The articles have become almost unreadable except for when Matt Bai or a handful of other skilled writers write them, otherwise, it's a crapshoot.  

        And it feels like I'm livin'in the wasteland of the free ~ Iris DeMent, 1996

        by MrJersey on Sat Nov 26, 2011 at 03:33:36 PM PST

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    •  Agree. Read better media, support better media and (2+ / 0-)
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      COMPLAIN to those who are failing. Let the editors hear from you. Disturb their corporate owners.

      Okay, the Government says you MUST abort your child. NOW do you get it?

      by Catskill Julie on Sat Nov 26, 2011 at 11:25:39 AM PST

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