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04/18/2017

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sean martin

It's almost bewildering watching some of the US media these days — governments that *were* the US's enemies are now hailed as great world leaders — and it's not confined to just Faux. I dont know how Americans get through the 6PM news without suffering national whiplash.

Bob

Sean - some of us avoid the 6PM news and get our information from BBC or other non-US-based sources.

Woodrowfan

What Bob said: BBC is pretty good. (the main network news, PBS and NPR all lean towards "both-sides-do-it for my taste. I think it's a false equivalency. )

Phred

Oddly enough, a librarians' listserv I'm on recently discussed the same topic. I opted for the BBC. Any others?

Mike Peterson

I'm a fan of NPR, the Washington Post and Atlantic, but I read them knowing they are honest progressives, while the Beeb is an honest conservative outlet, so I like it as well. They've also got the best explainers on their on-line site.

I get a kick out of hearing Owen Bennett Jones interview someone on radio he doesn't like. Not a lot of pretence at neutrality, but it's kind of refreshing.

Also, Britain's NHS has a web page that goes after shoddy health reporting with a smart, Snopesian attitude, for instance ... http://www.nhs.uk/news/2017/04April/Pages/Daily-diet-of-fresh-fruit-linked-to-lower-diabetes-risk.aspx

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