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Old 10-17-2004, 06:19 PM
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Crappy News Sources

DISCLAIMER: This is a discussion of news sources only. I will request to have this thread deleted if it devolves into personal attacks or discussion of the "liberal" or "conservative" media bias.

For example, I dislike the New York Post and New York Daily News with a passion. I dislike them not because of what they choose to cover--it's the way they cover events that is tasteless. Plus, the people I see reading them in the subway just look..."intellectually lazy." They figure if they can get their headlines in three-word phrases and in huge font, then they've gotten the news. I don't know who runs the newspapers, but they are very sensationalistic and will get stories half-right if it means a catchy cover.

Do other cities have newspapers that are, basically, localized tabloids? If so, do you read them?

ETA: I know some people read those newspapers' sports pages because they are more comprehensive than the NYT.
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Old 10-17-2004, 06:22 PM
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Re: Crappy News Sources

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Do other cities have newspapers that are, basically, localized tabloids? If so, do you read them?
boston herald. no.
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Old 10-17-2004, 06:35 PM
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Re: Crappy News Sources

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Do other cities have newspapers that are, basically, localized tabloids? If so, do you read them?

ETA: I know some people read those newspapers' sports pages because they are more comprehensive than the NYT.
Let see in Toronto:

Toronto Star, Globe & Mail, and National Post - all have different takes on news and have their own particular emphasis on what news they cover or report; I try to read them all as each has items or columns of particular interest to me... but the Toronto Star is free on campus so that one is the one I read everyday...

Toronto Sun - tabloid print with the sensationalism and quick & simple coverage of events... however they have a great sports section for statistics covering many, many sports & leauges are covered: local, national, North Ameican and European. If I read the paper it's only for the sports...
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Old 10-17-2004, 08:58 PM
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The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review now has an afternoon paper that from what I see of it is very New York Postian. The T-R itself is owned by Richard Mellon Scaife who is very very right wing. (I also hate the way it's laid out, not that that has any bearing on the news.) But the other paper in town (the Post-Gazette) is way too far up the Mayor's butt and the butts of those who want to spend tons on stadiums. I wish there was a happy medium.
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Old 10-17-2004, 10:18 PM
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Old 10-18-2004, 12:24 AM
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Old 10-18-2004, 12:36 AM
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I don't like Newsday. The NY Post is really bad. It's like a gossip tabloid. The NY Daily News is better but not great. I think I read each paper once this year.

On television local stations 5 and 9 are awful. I only watch them if nothing else is on and only for a few minutes.

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