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  •  I stopped using Google News regularly ... (4+ / 0-)

    ... sometime in the last few months.

    Little value left in it.

    Bush/Republican legacy: Abu Ghraib, Gitmo, Cheney's Dirty War, Black Sites, AnalPlugs&Bodybags, Rendition, Torture, Waterboards, Murder, the Disappeared.

    by Yellow Canary on Fri Oct 13, 2006 at 02:43:02 PM PDT

    •  Also seems to be veering to the right (10+ / 0-)

      on the range of stories presented.

      Offensivly to the right.

    •  What do you use for real (2+ / 0-)
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      LeftHandedMan, LihTox

      News?  I have a bunch of links that I use for newspapers from around the world and a couple of RSS News feeds (BBC).

      I'm interested in what others use for 'Real' and 'Breaking' news.

      No one can terrorize a whole nation, unless we are all his accomplices. --Edward R. Murrow

      by craigb on Fri Oct 13, 2006 at 02:53:22 PM PDT

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      •  my favs (1+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:

        The Independent (British newspaper which Robert Fisk writes for)

        Democracy Now (Amy Goodman often has great interviews with info that doesn't get covered elsewhere)

        CrooksandLiars (for video footage because I don't have a TV)

        Frontline (PBS show for indepth reporting.  I'd include NOW if I had more time)


        New Yorker, Harpers, and NY Review of Book (for the books I don't have time to read)

        That's it.

      •  What I use for news... (0+ / 0-)

        For (American) national and international news:

        New York Times
        Washington Post
        Los Angeles Times
        BBC News
        Daily Kos
        Kyodo News Agency
        Xinhua News Agency
        Houston Chronicle
        (The list continues for quite a while...)

        For local news:

        Seattle Times
        Seattle Post-Intelligencer
        (You can guess where I live.)

        Yes, dKos has a lot of opinion, but our size also makes us a cutting-edge place to get a lot of news at once.

        What you should notice about this list is the heavy reliance upon newspapers. Newspapers, at least in the U.S., have always done the best job of investigative reporting, and investigative reporting is the backbone of the news.

        The international sources aren't just for international stories; I also use them as a way to calibrate news bias. By reflecting news against them, I can see other angles more prominently, and very often I will find original information as well that the trad media back here didn't see fit to print or broadcast.

        •  I use most of the one you have (0+ / 0-)

          CS Monitor
          BBC News
          The Independent
          Sydney Morning News
          Le Monde
          Le Figaro
          Arab News

          China News

          New York Times
          Washington Post
          Aljazeera English

          The French papers will do you no good unless you speak/read French.  Of particular note is the 'Sydney Morning News' because it gives a solid view of what's happening in the pacific rim with an emphasis of Indonesia.

          No one can terrorize a whole nation, unless we are all his accomplices. --Edward R. Murrow

          by craigb on Sat Oct 14, 2006 at 04:10:47 AM PDT

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    •  I pretty much left a year ago. (0+ / 0-)

      I got the feeling things moved up the page based on hits, and as the next comment notes, it seems the right moved up and the left didn't.

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