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(21) Allie, July 1, 2009 11:35 PM

I read a variety

I like to read a variety of news sources, because I feel like if I read a little of every slant, somewhere in the middle of it all lies a touch of truth. My list includes NYT, WSJ, NPR, Al-Jazeera, CNN, BBC, Haaretz, Jerusalem Post, FOX, USA Today, AISH, and Reuters. I supplement these with other random papers from around the world.

(20) Harvey Rogers, July 1, 2009 1:51 PM

Gammar correction.

A shandeh, you used s dangling participle.

(19) David S. Levine, July 1, 2009 11:08 AM

The EVIL New York Times, Cont'd

The fact that so many commenters admit to and boast about reading the New York Times, published by a self-hating family which has been hostile to its own people for at least three generations, goes to a showing of the danger we are in. The further comments by those Times readers who abjur pro-Jewish and pro-Israel sources such as FOX News is truly alarming

(18) SusanE, July 1, 2009 5:08 AM

Whose News? Not the TV. Not the newspapers.

, December 14, 2008 Whose News? Not For Me, Thanks! This is my comment from Lori Almost Live last year. The video was about following the news.

Many people are probably much brighter and more discerning than I am about finding the truth in Newscasting. But for me...News on TV...nope, I don't follow it. News in the daily newspaper...nope I don't follow the national or international stories, just the local news, classifieds and about town.

I do view the International News on the internet...if it is something that is of interest to me. I compare 3 sources from other countries about the same story and decide what the true story might be.

My opinion of the News on television is that it's an entertainment program brought to us by powerful advertisers. It is a disgrace. News in the newspapers is reading material brought to us by the approval of the advertisers. The celebrity gossip and the entertainment industry, sports and political views of the different forms of media are much too complicated for me to sort out, I don't follow their programming. I'm not immune to either the subtle marketing of ideals or the blatent marketing of ideals. EVERYONE has an agenda.

(17) David, July 1, 2009 3:31 AM

Where do I get news

Google News, JTA, Christian Science Monitor Headlines, Jewish News of Phoenix, Fox News Network, CNN, HaAretz,, Aurora Digital, Jewish Exponent, News Feeds from Reuter and UPI, and WSJ.

(16) shoshana, July 1, 2009 1:33 AM

bias in the media

Every paper has some bias. it is very rare that you are going to find news that is completely neutral. you don't just have headlines you also have photos-which strongly effects peoples' opinions. Yes I am biased. I only want to read from papers that are pro-israel because It is too painful to hear so much animosity towards Israel, and seeing such an anti semetic media. I also want to hear israel's defense on things that happened. However, people do need to make their own judgement about facts/events and can't only have an opinion decide based on what reporters say. They are bias and will write or show what very they want to. This is a free country, right!

(15) Grace Fishenfeld, July 1, 2009 12:51 AM

Serious Fun and Games

I read The New York Times, Newsday for local information, listen to Brian Lehrer for Journalistic cross section on Public Radio . For good reporting I watch The News Hour with Jim Lehrer. To get my Blood pressure up I watch Fox News which is not fair and balanced. I Listen to their loaded commentary about the failures of the Democrats as they try to structure the path for Republican return to dominance. For fun I watch Bill Maher, the Libertarian who is supossed to hate marriage religion and government, but really knows that controls are necessary for the curbing of greed . I respect the work of Diane Rheem on National Public Radio and hope her voice continues to broadcast her interesting shows. I enjoy The Jewish Journal because it nourishes my roots and for vulgar fun, I tolerate John Stewart

(14) David S. Levine, June 30, 2009 11:56 PM

The Evil New York Times

At this point in history how can anyone deny that the New York times and the family that runs it is evil. the Sulzberger family which took over the running of the Times when Adolph Ochs died has been inimical to the Jewish people from the outset. Arthur Hays Sulzberger made certain that all of the reporting of anti-Jewish developments in Germany and Europe were reported, if at all, on the inside pages or below the fold on the front page, while at the tame time he was getting all but a few of his family members out of Nazi Germany. His reporters in Europe usually favored the dictators of both the right and left, especially Walter Duranty who constantly mis-reported on the famine in the Soviet Union which was caused by Soviet policies he obviously supported. Needless to say, but necessary here, the original Arthur Sulzberger, his son and grandson, the present publisher of the same name, were always anti-Zionist. Their hostility to the Yushev and later to the State of Israel is beyond legendary and to document it would take a book--in fact one was written, "Buried by the Times," about both their Holocaust burial and hostility to Israel. The fact that many Jews get their primary information from this newspaper published by this evil family is disheartening and discouraging. The fact that many too many follow its editorial recommendations in the voting booth is both alarming and frightening.

(13) Mark Goldberg, June 30, 2009 9:58 PM

my sources of info,,,,,,,,

(12) Yisroel Pollack, June 30, 2009 8:08 PM

What's Really Newsworthy!

Some sources are reliable and inherently worthwhile (e.g., the WS Journal, Rush Limbaugh, & Hamodia). Others are shamefully slanted and biased in a damaging way (e.g., CNN, MSNBC, the NY Times, & The Jewish Week). On first blush, it might be advisable to spurn the latter and pay no attention to them at all, while looking exclusively to those sources that genuinely earn our confidence. But on reflection, this proves a non-sequitur. For the very fact of the existence of the perniciously biased views is noteworthy in its own right and commands our close attention. How could it be that such utter falsehoods are perpetrated on us and commended to us as true? What kind of society do we live in...that not only condones the practice (of injuriously biased reporting) but overwhelmingly favors the mendaciously promulgated views, those that any sane person ought to flatly reject? Pondering these matters should give us pause and heighten our consciousness of the magnitude of the gulf that separates us from the rest of the world.

(11) José Pedro Turner, June 30, 2009 7:48 PM

Short Wave Radio

Besides newspapers,and Internet,I still think,and use,short wave(SW)radio as tme most reliable and fast way to know news,wether on "great news" or "small news".For instance,if I want to know what is happening with IDF's,I can listen to Galei Tsahal radio,or about Iran : i can read newspapers and watch CNN or my national TV,but all that info CAN be presented in a way as influence public opinion.I can listen to radio FROM Iran and FOR Iran.Radio is a afaster media,and,due to that,is generally more objective and more informative than TV or printed media. Greetings

(10) Raisy, June 30, 2009 6:35 PM

'News" B'Torah Minayin?

As far as I know, getting the 'news' is not one of the 613 mitzvos in the Torah. In fact, the Chofetz Chaim commented that the only real 'news' will be that Moshiach will have arrived--everything else is part of 'ein chodosh tachas hashemesh' (there is nothing new under the sun). I find reading the news an indulgence to my curiousity and reading just about everything skeptically except for divrei Torah and columns by G-d fearing writers. I think we need to differentiate between 'news' that is what is 'going on' in the world (and who decides what is newsworthy anyway?) and writing that seeks to educate the reader. Columns and articles about parenting, relationships, health are, when I perceive the source to be reliable, wonderfully enriching.

(9) Leah, June 30, 2009 4:49 PM

New York Times

I read the NY Times Daily. The best writing and best reporting (and most interesting- science times is great, and the book review). Sometimes they write terrible articles about Israel that are sadly uninformed and biased, yes I am well aware, but it's good to know what the average secular American is thinking and I am usually pretty good at reading between the lines to find out what is going on, supplemented by googling for other articles to find out other perspectives. I read local papers for Jewish news, and to find out what's going on in the community where I live. I tried for a while but found the format confusing and the subjects written about were not well-chosen. I've heard the WSJ is good but I haven't really read it much. And I don't look at as a news source, as nothing is ever written about immediately (or I just dont see it until it is emailed to me, perhaps) but rather it provides perspectives to an event that I have already read much about. Rabbi Salomon, which news sources do you read? I'm curious now.

(8) RUTH HOUSMAN, June 30, 2009 4:37 PM

The Globe Theatre

Hi, I just got a wonderful piece of news on line from a friend, a forward of an email from another friend, showing the fabulous opening of the old, renovated synagogue in Berlin. Well, I just have to SHARE this! So one source of my news happens to be my many friendships. I get a lot, on line. Another source is the Boston Globe, perhaps not the most literate newspaper in the world, but it serves this area where I am living, and I pick and choose articles or it seems, they serendipitously "come to me", because so often there is some synchronicity involved in opening the paper. Other sources are for sure, various magazine subscriptions such as Archaeology Today, The National Geographic and those magazines and papers of interest to me. I have been thinking about renewing a subscription to Science News. I am interested in just about everything, so it's difficult to figure out, WHERE EXACTLY do I get my NEWS? I guess it's very eclectic, and often word of mouth. I hardly ever watch TV, and that's probably the difficulty I have with handling three remotes. I was never the most mechanical of people and these "daze" it seems more and more difficult to do what used to be simple. So that's me. And YES, it's a great question and worth pondering.

(7) Anonymous, June 30, 2009 4:32 PM

All the news that's fit to....give you a stomach ache.

Yep…it’s gotten so that I really don’t believe most of the news I read in the mainstream media. I can see how biased and distorted they are regarding the issues I am familiar with. I’d like to put in a plug for a most important source for Israel news. The Daily Alert published daily by the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations. Subscribe at Be informed.

(6) Anonymous, June 30, 2009 4:25 PM

need to know how the cap and trade and healthcare bills will affect all americans

i am deeply concerned about the lack of accurate information regarding obama's healthcare and energy bills which congress has not read in its entirety...and how they add so much pork/earmarks or costly thoughts when we already have an energy bill in place and how canada seems to be leading toward abandoning their flawed health plan...i know from my brother who lives in canada about the long waits and deaths caused by this socialized medical program...if america could receive from all the media the truth...rather than what our government seems to allow like we are living in a communist country the people would not accept the actions taken recently by the house with teh close vote of 219 to 212 regarding this TAX BILL not a true plan to reduce cfo's making barely a change in our can the citizens of our nation hear the truth...most do not get the wall street journal...and why aren't other media reporters telling the truth...i feel their is a conspiracy against capitalism and democracy...what has happened to america...deficits out of control and printing money like it is candy wrappers crushing the value of our what occured in nazi america

(5) aspacia, June 30, 2009 4:15 PM

LOL, BBC, YNet, Jerusalem Post, Arutz 7 Michael Savage, CNN, Aish, Catholic Answers, Islam online, Al Jazeera, Sky News, CAIR, anit-CAIR, etc. I try to understand various points of view, and learn about various cultures. A Deist

(4) Anonymous, June 30, 2009 4:01 PM

various sources

I like facts. The story, objectively told from an historical unbiased perspective. Sometimes, on order to understand a situation I find I have to avail myself of several different news sources. CNN,CBC,NBC,New York Times. For things regarding Israel and the Middle East though I try to stick to I find the other sources are unfortunately biased in favor of the Arabs. I don't understand why that is. Just anti semitism is not an answer. History and facts have to play a role in the story and yet somehow when it comes to those reports they are over looked. I guess Hashem is still punishing us for all of our past and present sins and errors of faith. I don't blame him but he sure can be harsh. As Jews specifically and as humans generally I'm not sure we deserve better than what we've got. Is this what the Tree of Knowledge led us to??? So sad.

(3) Rosen, June 30, 2009 3:43 PM

news sources

My family tends to listen to both CNN and FOX News just to hear both sides between liberal and conservative arguments, where we decide which source is more reliable. As for newspapers, they seem to be a dying medium for news nowadays due to cable/satellite TV and the Internet. On the Internet, I usually get my news sources from,,, and sometimes What news technique many people are eager to hear is investigative journalism.

(2) Yonit, June 30, 2009 2:58 PM

Print on-line broadcast sources

I try to read and listen to a variety of sources on-line, though there are some sources I don't bother with (Fox, for one). I also subscribe to the San Francisco Chronicle. And I listen to Capital Public Radio in Sacramento. I don't own a television.

(1) Jennifer, June 30, 2009 2:46 PM

Wall Street Journal

My source for what is really happening is the Wall Street Journal. I'm biased towards it only because long after a news event (when there are various opinions and sources), the WSJ proved to be the most accurate. I also read the New York Times, if only to later laugh at what they reported, which often is inaccurate. I think it's very important that we do read sources that conflict with what we want to hear -- not only for a balance, but to be able to understand an alternative point-of-view, which in turn, makes us better able to debate and argue the point!


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