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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
Huffington Post
Politico
Occupy Democrats
Addicting info
Natural News

POLITICAL LEFT – OBSERVABLE BIAS BUT GENERALLY TRUSTWORTHY
MSNBC
Atlantic
Slate
Vox

POLITICAL CENTER – SOLID, RELIABLE JOURNALISM
Wall Street Journal
Washington Post
New York Times
NPR
BBC
ABC News
AP
Reuters
The Economist

POLITICAL RIGHT – OBSERVABLE BIAS BUT GENERALLY TRUSTWORTHY
The Hill
The Fiscal Times

POLITICAL RIGHT – HIGHLY PARTISAN, SOMETIMES MISLEADING
FOX NEWS
Red State
The Blazé
Daily Caller

POLITICAL RIGHT – FAKE NEWS
Infowars
Breitbart

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.

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