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Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussions' started by ravensgate, May 20, 2018.

  1. ravensgate

    ravensgate Active Member

    any British forum member. What, if anything, can you tell me about the "Independent"? Do you consider it a reputable source of information, middle ground, or garbage such as, in my opinion of course, The Sun, The Enquirer?
    TIA.
     
  2. mac

    mac senior member Staff Member

    I'd say the Independent - the 'i' as it's now known - is a 'proper' newspaper and not a rag like The Sun.
     
  3. ravensgate

    ravensgate Active Member

    Thank you, mac!
     
  4. Maria

    Maria Member

    The Independent or “the Indy” as it is fondly called, is a liberal newspapers tending towards the left in its views. For example it is pro EU, and known as a newspaper where intelligent and balanced opinions are more important than sensational stories as compared to tabloids like The Sun and the Daily Mail. Both the Independent and the Guardian (a similar left-oriented paper), are my favourite newspapers. Dave Brown is a political cartoonist for the Independent and I think his clever satire is nothing short of pure genius. The Independent is also anti Brexit, but I better stop here to avoid my post becoming political.
     
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  5. Maria

    Maria Member

    Apology for typo - should read "a liberal newspaper".
     
  6. bluebird

    bluebird Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the info. I will have to make a point to look it up online. ;)
     
  7. ravensgate

    ravensgate Active Member

    :D:D

    Yes, I agree.
    I asked about this publication because I've been reading it, on and off, for a few months now, and I must say that I like - as you say - the intelligent and balanced opinions. I find that, in general, publications across the pond tend to keep sensationalism in check.... what a refreshing idea! I remember when Lady Di's fatal accident happened, how the stations here were dissecting every bit of it, showing diagrams of the Mercedes, calling in "experts", etc. etc.; this went on day after day, 'till one day I found myself hollering, "Enough already, give it a rest!", lol
    Thank you, Maria. I believe I will keep reading it :)
     
  8. Kurt

    Kurt Active Member

    This is a highly informative article. Thank you all. I will make sure to check out the news.

    I was wanting to look at a foreign source, since I thought they might be more unbiased on our news.
     
  9. ravensgate

    ravensgate Active Member

    Kurt, I think/hope you will be pleasantly surprised. I've been reading foreign publications for quite some time now. At first, you might think they're pretty "dry" but that is what I like most; give me the news, let me decide. If I want your opinion, I will check out your blog (if there is one), but don't cloud and distort with your bias and fluffy bs, lol. I do read the editorials, though, for they give me an overall feel of the current winds, so to speak! ;)
     
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  10. mac

    mac senior member Staff Member

    Try our BBC website for news articles. I hope their reporters are as unbiased as we long-in-the-tooth Brits hope they are!

    We watch US TV news channels when we're there in the winter but also compare what we hear in AZ with what's reported on Auntie Beeb. On occasion it can make for interesting reading and comparisons.
     
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  11. Kurt

    Kurt Active Member

    Thank you for the recommendation.
     
  12. mac

    mac senior member Staff Member

    A suggestion for your consideration rather than a recommendation. ;) Even Auntie Beeb gets accused of bias!
     
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  13. Kurt

    Kurt Active Member

    lol
     
  14. ravensgate

    ravensgate Active Member

    BBC is the first app I open on my cell phone and the first I read when I get the computer going. Then I head to the Canadian sites. :)
     
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  15. mac

    mac senior member Staff Member

    good choice! :)
     
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  16. Kurt

    Kurt Active Member

    Checking the news is always the 1st thing I do as well.
     
  17. mac

    mac senior member Staff Member

    It's good to hear that others follow the news.... I do think that sometimes I go over the top, though, because in the UK there are so many news bulletins compared with the situation in the USA.

    Here I stop myself from tuning in to listen to, or watch, the latest news whereas when I'm in the USA I'm struggling to find quality, properly updated material. Too often I find myself watching 'news' that we'd seen the previous day sometimes as much as 36 hours earlier.
     
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  18. Kurt

    Kurt Active Member

    I hate news loops... but they are great when you need to catch up.
     
  19. mac

    mac senior member Staff Member

    Yeah folk often don't have enough time to stay up to date with what's happening.
     

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