2nd Question: Where do you get political information from?

Question 2 of 5: Where do you turn for political pornography, proselytization, and/or propaganda?

In which Roy Carter gives a shout-out to BlueNC, local TV loves murder, The Winston-Salem Journal gets propped and slandered, and how sometimes you've just got to call your Congressman and ask him what he's been up to.

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This answer won't be very creative, but

I'll list my sources for political info (and the like). This is not a prioritized list:
1. N&O (Under the Dome) & sometimes Charlotte Observer
2. political blogs
NATIONAL: The Huffington Post, Wonkette, Democratic Underground,
LOCAL: The Soup, Isaac Hunter's Tavern (Laura Leslie), Talking about Politics (Carter Wrenn and Gary Pearc), Daily Kos, NC Policy (Chris Fitzsimmons) and this one, BLUENC, of course.
3. columnists: determined by mood, but Paul O'Connor is always entertaining. Rob Christenson is too close to his sources, too cushy with the folks he's supposed to cover.
4. Television -- I can hardly stand to watch these days, but will tolerate the ABC News because it comes on right before Jeopardy. The antidote is to see The Daily Show. Can't wait for the strike to end.

I guess that's enough for now.

All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing
-Edmund Burke

For you, Brunette

MissLaura posted this at dailykos the other day. Best thing I've seen about the strike.

"They took all the trees and put them in a tree museum Then they charged the people a dollar 'n a half just to see 'em. Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got till it's gone? They paved paradise and put up a parking lot."

Nice clip Leslie

Maybe they should just forget about the MSM they write for and instead make more of these for the intertubes. They would become very popular, they would attract advertisers and eventually companies like VIACOM would just disappear. The web is still in it's formative years....anything is possible.

For the most part, I listen to WUNC throughout the day while I'm at work. On the web, BlueNC is my #1, then Kos, DNC KickingAss, the N&O, the N&R, The Pilot, NYT, Washington Post, The Seattle Times and I surf NCPress. I visit the website of my representatives and surf others from the state and around the nation. I love following the links to websites that the front pagers and other members here have highlighted.

Which makes me realize that those who bring this news, who do the search and research for our edification maybe don't know how much their work is appreciated.

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

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The majority of my political news

comes from political blogs. Dailykos, blueNC, political cortex, David Sirota, Ezra Klein are regular reads.

N&O online.

Local paper online, which sadly only posts 3-5 articles from every edition.

teevee news ... only one I can stand is the CBS very very early morning "read" that starts about 3am or so. They actually report news. No kidding. They change things up before they write copy for the morning shows and just ruin it, which kills me. I don't get it. I would bet money that if just one FREE-over-the-airwaves channel went back to reporting real news and only real news, like they obviously know how to, they'd take off.

"They took all the trees and put them in a tree museum Then they charged the people a dollar 'n a half just to see 'em. Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got till it's gone? They paved paradise and put up a parking lot."

The one news source no one has mentioned yet

Countdown with Keith Olbermann on MSNBC. There are days when I wouldn't make it if it weren't for the news and commentary I hear on that program.


Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi

Sadly,

no cable for me. No Olbermann. No DailyShow. No CNN. ::::sigh::::

Actually, not sadly. It used to be sadly. I used to not have it because I just couldn't afford it. I could now, but after living without it for several years I've realized that it's just not worth it. If I could get it "a la carte" and order MSNBC, CNN and Comedy Central and maybe Discovery or Nova for say $10 a month I might do it. But $50 a month for mostly crap I don't want? No f^*#($%*ng way. That's dinner out for me and the kids, or pizza delivery a few times a month. I have my priorities. ;) I pay for high speed and that's it. No teevee cable. Some say I'm stubborn about the whole cable issue. I disagree. I just really dislike paying for things that should be free. Teevee is supposed to be free. Dammit.

"They took all the trees and put them in a tree museum Then they charged the people a dollar 'n a half just to see 'em. Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got till it's gone? They paved paradise and put up a parking lot."

it's so tempting

I've often wondered whether the Daily Show is worth the price of cable, since I watch so little else, but I desperately need the laughs that I occasionally get from that and other comedy channel offerings. Now, if I had children, I could see where other distractions and priorities might present themselves, but it's just me and my critters. And lots of plants. You get the picture. Gotta have Stewart.

And, I'll just come out and admit that I love the utter tastelessness and inanity of Reno 911.

All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing
-Edmund Burke

Good question. Recommended.

Political news, in order of time spent

BlueNC
New York Times (paper and online)
Daily Kos
Progressive Pulse (blog of NC Policy Watch)
Under the Dome (with occasional forays into the online paper)
Mark Binker's blog at the Greensboro News and Record
WUNC-FM, including Laura Leslie's Blog)

Other places I spend lots of time, not necessarily political

Google
Ed Cone's blog
Scrutiny Hooligans
Arts and Letters Daily
Mystic-lit
Tribe

One thing I've noticed in making this list is that when newspapers have blogs, I tend to read them to the exclusion of the paper itself. Also, with NC Policy Watch, I've noticed that I've almost stopped reading their main site since the Progressive Pulse blog got up and running.

A year ago I would have had the Carolina Journal (Puppetshow) on one of these lists. I still have it bookmarked, but I probably spend less than 15 minutes there a week, unless I'm doing research.

Snippets from many sources but NPR is a favorite

as well as BlueNC, Democracy Now and Air America. I love the Randi Rhodes Show. CNN wedges itself into my brain too because one or the other of the 80 something's TVs are tuned to it. I actually watched their rebroadcast of the latest Democratic debate early this morning.

Eew, in related "news", Karl Rove has been hired by Newsweek.

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Here are some, not prioritized:

Telly:

C-SPAN
CNN
FOX
MSNBC
WUNC

Online:

N&R
N&O
BBC
Le Monde
Al Jazeera (you'd be surprised)
Asia Times
Dailykos
BlueNC

Paper:

NYT
WSJ
London Times
N&R
N&O

Radio:

NPR/BBC

Wow.

From now on, I'll just ask you what's going on!


Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi

TV loves Murder.

Something I started doing years ago before I knew better is that I habitually use Drudge as my jumping off point for everything else...mostly CNN.com and the NY Times online.

HuffingtonPost and BlueNC are the only blogs I dutifully visit. Kos has always been too vast for me.

I listen almost exclusively to NPR in my car when I'm driving around the state...there are actually only a very few deadzones for affiliates around NC.

I pay my girlfriends' cable bill for two reasons: so that I have access to the Daily Show, the Colbert Report and CNN, and because I don't allow the devil TV in my own house.