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Favorite news source?

Infowars.com for me.

05-09-2013 11:20 PM
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Favorite news source?

Yahoo,CNN,BBC,RT,Al-Jazeera,NY Times, Wall Street Journal...

I read them all.

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Reason.com

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Ky Offline
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Favorite news source?

FOX News

I don't really care for news in general, though, but I'd rather it be conservative news.

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RE: Favorite news source?

Tumblr.

Russia Today if I'm feeling up to it.

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RE: Favorite news source?

(05-10-2013 07:56 AM)DoA Wrote:  FOX News

I don't really care for news in general, though, but I'd rather it be conservative news.

Lol, that explains it.


I myself like The Young Turks. Complete liberal bias, but I don't really care for news, mostly just entertainment for me.

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RE: Favorite news source?

reddit.com/r/worldnews mostly, but I try not to watch the news on TV because all it is is "these people died and you should just kill yourself because of how bad the world is."

The less you try to control things, the less you need to.

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"free speech under the constitution only guarantees the government won't stop him saying it and does not guarantee his right to say things and have no consequences at all as a result. also i completely doubt that he is motivated solely by "i'm saying it because i can" and is probably motivated by a more shitheady motive like "i think it's funny to annoy people and Rustle Le Jimmies™ and is just hiding behind the first amendment to try to deflect any consequences or make you realize that being allowed to annoy people is a superior moral right. you can still disdain someone for doing things for dumbarse wankery purposes and you have evne more right to ban and insult them for it" ~Trar's friend about Potato.

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Favorite news source?

Yeah, my favorite news is word-of-mouth, preferably from as many sources as possible so I can sort out the gossip from the news. Watching news is a bore, to me.

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RE: Favorite news source?

(05-09-2013 11:20 PM)Këîtágâmìî Wrote:  Infowars.com for me.

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St. Petersburg Times for the most part. Democracy Now, New York Times, and BBC are good as well.
05-15-2013 08:32 AM
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