Being retired allows me the luxury of time. Some of that time I devote to reading the news, especially the political news, from a variety of news sources. This has allowed me to form some impressions of where various news sources fall in terms of reliability and ideological bias. If you are interested, here’s my (not entirely unbiased) take on left-right-center news organizations. BTW, I don’t do television; these are all online media.
POLITICAL LEFT – HIGHLY PARTISAN, SOMETIMES MISLEADING
POLITICAL LEFT – OBSERVABLE BIAS BUT GENERALLY TRUSTWORTHY
POLITICAL CENTER – SOLID, RELIABLE JOURNALISM
Wall Street Journal
New York Times
POLITICAL RIGHT – OBSERVABLE BIAS BUT GENERALLY TRUSTWORTHY
The Fiscal Times
POLITICAL RIGHT – HIGHLY PARTISAN, SOMETIMES MISLEADING
POLITICAL RIGHT – FAKE NEWS
If you want to be a well-informed citizen, stick with the political center. If all you want is to have your own beliefs and prejudices reinforced, without being bothered by contrary views, go for the partisan sites. If you want tabloid journalism that peddles bizarre conspiracy theories with little or no basis, try Infowars and Breitbart; just don’t believe any of it.