where to get your news
a caller on limbaugh's show (yes, i listen to limbaugh, so sue me, dosen't mean i always agree with him or make me a "robot") was talking to rush about the benefits of having a varied number of sources for news. the caller prefaced the call by saying that arabs that get all their news from al jazeera are doing themselves a grave disservice, and not getting the full story. he then went on to say that people who get all their news from rush are also doing themselves a disservice. okay, so far, i'm with him. he then went on to say that rush is just as bad as jihad tv, as bad as the propagandists from the third reich. i would say that he pretty much went off the deep end, say what you like about rush last time i checked he wasn't actively supporting genocide and terrorism.

but before the caller wandered off into the realm of moonbatism, he was making a good point. sure, listen to rush, watch cnn, read drudge, but don't do any any exclusively or unskeptically. personally, i listen to talk radio, read the post gazette, listen to npr (i don't have tv, so i don't watch either fox or cnn), and read a whole variety of stuff online. even if you don't have time for all that, just flipping back and forth between one news source and another for the variety of it is the only way to get the whole story. neither the nyt or rush are outright liars, but they both put their own spin on the news and if you pay attention to one to the exclusion of all others then you aren't getting the whole story, and are not going to make a really intelligent, fully informed decision.


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"I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us...We need the books that affect us deeply, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, like being banished into forests far from everyone, like a suicide. A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside of us.

ace o spades hq
bargain-basement allahpundit
a small victory
army of mom
babalu blog
beautiful atrocities
being american in t o
belmont club
blame bush!
castle argghhh!
citizen smash
the command post
common sense runs wild
curmudgeonly & skeptical, r
curmudgeonly & skeptical, pg-13
dean's world
drill sergeant rob
exit zero
enjoy every sandwich
feisty repartee
fistful of fortnights
free will
four right wing wacos
ghost of a flea
half the sins of mankind
the hatemonger's quarterly
hog on ice
house of plum
id's cage
ilyka damen
incoherant ramblings
in dc journal
the jawa report
knowledge is power
lileks bleat
the llama butchers
memento moron
the mudville gazette
naked villainy
nerf-coated world
those damned pajama people
professor chaos
professor shade
the protocols of the yuppies of zion
protein wisdom
the queen of all evil
seven inches of sense
shinobi, who is a f'n numbers ninja, yo
tall dark and mathteriouth
the nose on your face
the thearapist
this is class warfare
texas best grok
tim worstall
way off bass

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