I have long since given up relying on one single news source. For topics of my interest (technology, science), I follow blogs which do a much better job than the traditional media. For other important news, I rely on somebody else telling it to me (either in meatspace or through social media). If it sounds too sensationalist, I'm off to Google to search for alternative sources.
Coming to TV, for US centric news I sometimes watch The Daily Show/Colbert Report. Wish India too had such news channels.
Anil K Chandra wrote: for US centric news I sometimes watch The Daily Show/Colbert Report. Wish India too had such news channels.
Those are not news shows, they are comedy shows. They are built on the current news, but that is a tradition that goes back ages. Mark Twain included bits making fun of current events and politicians back in the 1800s. I assume that the ancient Romans and Greeks and probably Egyptians had similar shows.
I watch Fox news to get the conservative viewpoint and MSNBC for the liberal viewpoint. I believe in making my own "fair and balanced" concoction and don't rely on a single source to provide it for me.
Pat Farrell wrote:
Those are not news shows, they are comedy shows.
I know that . IMO news media in general have given up any pretense of objectivity (i.e report the facts, let viewers form their own opinion) and resort to various antics to increase viewership. That is why shows like The Colbert Report are as good as news channels for me (at least they don't pretend that they are reporting news) and hence the wish that Indian media too had such shows.