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A Few Great Sources for Unbiased News

A Few Great Sources for Unbiased News

This is the era of fake news and everyone needs to be aware of it. Everyone needs to know where and how to find the best sources for unbiased news and how to spot fake news. Networks and news platforms can only do so much, the rest is up to us. I am going to cover finding unbiased news in this tutorial and will cover how to spot fake news another time.

Note that the title reads ‘How to find the best sources for unbiased news’ not ‘Where to find the best sources for unbiased news’. I talk you through how to identify news sources, how to assess whether a source is trustworthy or not and how you can evaluate for yourself what you are being told.

Why reliable news is so vital

The US is going through tough times right now. Regardless of who you might blame for our troubles, we have brought it upon ourselves and it is now up to us to remain informed and to make informed decisions about our future. Opinions have got us into a lot of trouble. Opinions on immigration, trade, employment, governments, leaders, international relations and a whole lot more. Fake news and biased news networks are just two of the many reasons we find ourselves where we are.

There is nothing wrong with opinions. Nothing at all. As long as those opinions are based on reason and on facts. If they are based on what other people tell you or what a particular news network tells you then they are not truly representative of the world around you. It is then that opinions become dangerous.

I’ll give you an example of what I mean. During the election, I was talking to a buddy about the who he was going to vote for. He said Trump and proceeded to load up Facebook and show me a meme of Hillary Clinton and the caption ‘Wants to keep track of your guns. Can’t even keep track of her husband’s d*ck.’ He then showed me another ‘Hillary for Prez because a heartless sociopath would be a nice change of pace.’

These were helping form opinions of people across the country. People who don’t take them as the propaganda or humor they are but instead treating them as news. That is one reason we find ourselves where we are.

Sources of unbiased news

The first thing we need to tackle is bias. There is no such thing as unbiased news. The journalist has a bias and the network has a bias. It is impossible to find any human created content without some form of bias. The actual goal is to find the most reliable source for news or the least biased.

To find reliable news:

  1. Use your favorite news outlets but never rely on them alone.
  2. Identify whether the piece you’re reading or watching is opinion, general information, argument or persuasion piece and act accordingly.
  3. Compare that news to other pieces from other outlets.
  4. Compare it to news outlets from other nations.
  5. Never trust user generated content without verification or checking elsewhere.
  6. Don’t get your news from social networks. Ever.

 

Everyone needs to know to never depend on a single source for their news. The entire fake news on Facebook issue could have been avoided and was avoided by many who don’t depend on Facebook alone for their news. Journalists, academics and active readers all know to check their sources and to use multiple news sources. They then have the information with which to formulate their own opinion.

Never depend on a single source. Check sources of any headline or any feature that captures your attention and always look at other outlets and compare the same story.

Finally, trust cannot be measured. There are going to be sources mentioned here that you don’t trust and some you trust that won’t be mentioned here. That’s fine. As long as you follow and understand the above about comparing sources and never depending on a single source you should be fine.

 

Some reliable news outlets you might want to try

There are lots of reliable news outlets to use if you want them. Here are just a few.

Those are just some of the many reliable news outlets that are widely credited with being some of the most accurate and unbiased out there. Use them as you see fit but remember to compare stories with other sources regardless of how reliable you consider them to be!

News bias is a huge subject and one I could write for days or even weeks on. However, to keep this digestible, I will end it here. Hopefully now you will know why and how to find unbiased news and make your own, informed decisions about your future. I really hope it helps!

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12 thoughts on “A Few Great Sources for Unbiased News”

Jocko says:
Everyone is biased. AllSides Media Bias Ratings™ help you to easily identify different perspectives so you can get the full picture and think for yourself. – allsides.com –
Hidden bias misleads and divides us. By making the political leanings of hundreds of media sources transparent, AllSides frees people from one-sided filter bubbles so they can better understand the world — and each other.

Knowing the political bias of media outlets allows you to consume a balanced news diet and avoid manipulation and fake news.

There is no such thing as unbiased news. Bias itself is not bad, hidden bias is just another lie.
The problem today is hidden bias. People that tell you they are fair and impartial and printing propaganda. If someone tells you they are fair and unbiased, you can beDon’t be fooled.

liaz says:
A stunning list of media outlets that have accepted “sponsored trips” from communist China to suppress the truth (and terrorize their own audiences with fake news lies) has now been published by The National Pulse.

As TNP explains:

The effort, according to the U.S. government report, aims to “to co-opt and neutralize sources of potential opposition to the policies and authority of its ruling Chinese Communist Party” and “influence overseas Chinese communities, foreign governments, and other actors to take actions or adopt positions supportive of Beijing’s preferred policies.”

Dubbed “familiarization trips,” the criteria for participants included “effectiveness and opportunities for favorable coverage” in order to secure “favorable” coverage”…

Here’s the full list:

Vox
Slate
Boston Herald
Boston Globe
Huffington Post
The Atlantic
Fox News
New York Times
NPR
CNBC
Newsweek
Los Angeles Times
Baltimore Sun
Chicago Tribune
The Guardian
The New Yorker
The Financial Times
Foreign Policy
The Philadelphia Inquirer
New York Magazine
Yahoo Finance
National Journal
Washington Post
Forbes
Bloomberg
Minneapolis Star Tribune
U.S. News & World Report
San Francisco Chronicle
Philadelphia Inquirer
Harvard Business Review
The Hill
Chicago Magazine
MSNBC

“Private dinners” with communist Chinese propagandists were also attended by these media outlets:
From TNP:

In addition to CUSEF-sponsored travel, outlets also met with CUSEF officials and the BLJ CEO in various U.S. cities including New York, Washington, D.C., and Chicago. Often times, the meetings were described as “private dinners” in FARA filings.

Washington Post
Associated Press
TIME Magazine
New York Times
CBS
Forbes
PBS
The Atlantic
The Economist
CNBC
Wall Street Journal
Financial Times
National Journal
NPR
Politico
Chicago Tribune
Bloomberg
BBC
Los Angeles Times
Quartz
Agence France Presse
McClatchy Newspapers
Congressional Quarterly
Businessweek
CNN
The Hill
Reuters
ABC
Nation
Yahoo!
Newsweek

Johnbo says:
Bizarre list of “unbiased” news sights. The truth is, there is no such thing. People in the media have tossed integrity out the window and can’t stop themselves from leaning the facts to favor their own opinions. What’s worse is that most sites strive to alter reality simply by burying or omitting events that go against what the editors want you to think. Case in point – with all the protests that are being done as part of the BLM movement, the majority of news sites are completely ignoring the riots, city takeovers and violence that the movement has inspired. This is the worst type of biased reporting that there is, since doesn’t even give the reader a chance to make their own assessment. And we’re not talking fringe news sites either. This is found on sites lie Reuters, which people think is a relatively objective source. Say what you want about Fox News (and there is plenty to say, no doubt about it), but you will at least find a lot of news there, such as videos of police chiefs and mayors of overrun cities pleading for help, that oddly are left off just about every place else.
suzanne says:
First one I looked at was a liberal propa
ganda machine for BLM and Antifa. This article is a waste of time
Mimi Hodgeson says:
Agree with you , Suzanne. And the New York Times???
Don says:
Allsides seems to provide the truth, in that there is no unbiased “RELIABLE NEWS OUTLETS…”. More like information and opinions, and it varies within each commentator and outlet. At least Allsides will label the bias clearly for those that cannot discern the differences. It can be a decent source for much, though not all news, in lieu of information. When we are given their opinions, if people cannot understand then it becomes a swaying from one side or the other. What happened to fair, balanced, impartial and unbiased news, not swayed information? Recommending the NYT??? Really? Even NPR, Snopes and at times, the WSJ are Left-leaning. It seems to be the event and the reporter that tend to add their bias to stories. People are craving the truth and many get upset when they find out the truth, as they feel used. Many search for the truth, IMO, based on biased outlets, these opinions listed more Center-to-Left biased, as a general rule. Allsides, AP, Reuters can be mostly reliable, though clearly, the world is lacking in truly “RELIABLE” sources.
David says:
Try RT and CGTN for US and world news. Don’t pay attention to the Russian or Chinese news.
Kevin Schmidt says:
The only two worth considering are The Real News Network and AllSides. Techjunkie proves itself to be unreliable with that list of unreliable, biased news (propaganda) outlets.
Lisa says:
What unbiased sources do you use?
Dennis says:
If you consider the New York Times unbiased then this is a biased article. The New York Times hires people with an Agenda who will make the news fit their agenda!
Dann says:
Yeah, this article is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. NYT? NPR? – WTH?
Bruce Woody says:
This article is just another Leftist hit piece? you said NYT? Wow, well at least now we can see ya coming from a long way away.
Linda Lee says:
I quit caring whether a news channel leaned right or left. I’m just happy when I stumble upon an article that states the facts and leaves out the opinions of what those facts may or may not mean. Sick to death of speculation and opinion.
Rupinder says:
Talks about “unbiased news”, puts BBC in the list. Jamie moron!
Subverse is kinda good says:
i would say Subverse, by Tim Pool, but its a sepretate channel than Tim’s. Yes Tim has his opinions but makes it clear that Subverse is just boring, straight out news. Check his channel from youtube!
Richard Norton says:
The New York Times? Really? ROFL! It’s one of the most biased far left newspapers there are. The Real News Network is even farther right. NPR leans left because the Democrats highly control their funding. Snopes is on the Left as well, and not that accurate to boot. Never heard of org and wasn’t able to find them on a search.

The rest of the list is pretty good.

CAR says:
No way is Snopes unbiased!!!
Jackie Watterson says:
Oh hell no, Snopes is clearly left leaning, the founder is a major Hillary supporter.
W LaPierre says:
To quote Steven Colbert, “In actual fact, REALITY has a left leaning bias.”
And it is, when you believe made-up BS by Fox and Breitbart.
James P Hennessy says:
Great article. It is wishfull thinking that bi-partisan is still alive and doing well. Sadly discussions on political differences has cost relationships among many families and friends. I believe this is due in part to the examples of lies being acceptable by each party and promotion of same as fact. Many good people have to make a living and do not have time to fact check and assume what they are being told by candidates and social media is factual.
Jocko says:
Many fact checkers have been found to be as biased or more biased than the news.

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