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We formulate our opinions of the world based mostly on news that has been selected, edited, and presented by an intermediary. For instance, how many of you participated in the "Arab Spring"? These intermediaries - news corporations mostly - have their own agendas, and painting an accurate, even-handed picture of an event might not be part of it. Therefore, if you truly want to be informed about current events, you need to get your information of at least two (often opposing) sources, amirite?

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Exactly.

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By opposing, I mean they can't both be liberal, nor can they both be conservative. Listening to Rachel Maddow and reading Newsweek is no good. Nor is listening to Sean Hannity and reading the WSJ Opinion page.

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@PhilboydStudge By opposing, I mean they can't both be liberal, nor can they both be conservative. Listening to Rachel Maddow and...

I highly recommend Al Jazeera and Itar-Tass if you really want to know how the other side sees and reports. The same event can have totally different "takes" depending on which way you look at it.

You can find both on the web.

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