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Blog 7: Where Your News Comes From

As we all know certain people prefer watching specific things. Not only for their news but television in general. I know I would rather watch something light than something dramatic, and for others its the opposite. This is how most Americans feel about their news. Now a days there are some many biased outlets that Democrats and Republicans do not have to get their political news from the same source. A republican could tune into Fox News while a Democrat tunes into CNN. Is this a bad thing? I don’t think so. I know personally that I don’t particularly enjoy listening to people talk about things I do not agree with. However, I do think it is important to know that even though you agree with what you are hearing, to be aware that there is an opposing view. I think Americans should also be informed about what the opposing view is. It is so easy to discount an alternate view if you are hearing only the political information that you agree with. I like to use both CNN and Fox News to get my information. It is good to hear what different people think of different issues. If you go to the top stories on both CNN’s website and Fox News’ website you will find that they are for the most part the same with slight differences. One being that in Fox News’ top story you can find articles about how the president is not doing his job, but is filling out his NCAA Bracket.  On CNN you will not find any stories criticizing Obama and his political administration. No matter if you are Democratic or Republican it is important to be well informed about your the happenings in your country. Using multiple news sources is the best way to get this. Even the political satire shows like The Daily Show and The Colbert Report are good ways of getting political perspective. Also blogs and other online sites are good ways to obtain news. In conclusion I do not think it matters if Democrats and Republicans get their news from different places, as long as they know what is going on in our country.

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  1. April 4, 2011 at 10:27 am

    Good post, but try to break up your text a little bit so that it is easier to read and is not all in one single run on paragraph.

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