View Poll Results: How often do you read/hear the national/world news?

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    14 37.84%
  • Once a day

    12 32.43%
  • 2-3 times a week

    2 5.41%
  • Once a week

    0 0%
  • a few times a month

    1 2.70%
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    3 8.11%
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Thread: How informed are you: how often do you read/hear the national/world news?

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    How informed are you: how often do you read/hear the national/world news?

    Just wondering after the results on the Peterson poll, I was kinda shocked that people have never heard of it, granted it could be geographical, but I'm on the opposite coast and I've heard of it, which leads me to believe some people might not read/hear the news.

    I'm a news nazi, so just wondering what everyone else does.

    I read CNN national and international about once every half hour and I read just about everything on it.

    I also read the financial news on money.cnn.com
    and usually check the yahoo most popular news about 4-6 times per day
    plus I have alerts setup to get emailed any breaking news stories
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    Never!

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    i actually have bene ignoring the peterson coverage.

    it's a misdirect.


    i watch the news in the morning - switching between CBS, CNN, FOX, and CSPAN

    I watch the news in the evening, (switching whenever the peterson trial comes up, because it's jsut fluff form their on in) - CBS, PBS, CNN International, MSNBC

    And i read whatever comes my way on the web during the day.
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    I never found interested in other peoples affairs or world affairs.

    Why spend time watching TV (in general) when I can spend time studying exercise science.

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    I do not read newspapers or watch the news. I occasionally read news stories on the Internet when they relate to topics that interest me.

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    i read the newspaper every morning and often watc hthe evening news
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    ****.. I read the newspaper every so often, however that is the sports page only.

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    I'm torn between "every few hours" and "stupid polls".

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    australian tv have news like every 30min, so I get force fed news up my ying yang all day long

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    read the paper daily and watch the news daily
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    wow Geoff that seems a little neurotic but I guess you have to pass time at work...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holto
    wow Geoff that seems a little neurotic but I guess you have to pass time at work...
    in my line of work its about 95% free time, so I always have about 5 windows open and need to keep reading otherwise I fall asleep Believe me there are a zillion other things I'd rather do, I never check the news on weekends or when I'm not at work.

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    I read the Des Moines paper at school, the town paper when I get home, and watch at least an hour of the CBS evening news and other news organizations. Then I get on here and go to yahoo to check out their headlines.
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    well damn I need to get into your line of work. I don't even have time to touch a computer unless I'm writing up a contract for a client...95% of time free......pshhh

    EDIT: oh yeah, this poll is somewhat of a waste.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tryska
    i actually have bene ignoring the peterson coverage.

    it's a misdirect.


    i watch the news in the morning - switching between CBS, CNN, FOX, and CSPAN

    I watch the news in the evening, (switching whenever the peterson trial comes up, because it's jsut fluff form their on in) - CBS, PBS, CNN International, MSNBC

    And i read whatever comes my way on the web during the day.
    I agree, it's amazing how much time CNN as dedicated to that story... Hell, they even had a story about the amount of time they have spent on the story...

    Sad really.... It's one of the only things I hate about CNN, they catch on to a story and over-use it to death.... Just like the OJ case I guess...

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    I dont see any point in watching news on tv...its so slow and repetetive.
    I'd rather read it online by myself.

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    the point is to know what other people are getting from the tv.
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    I find most news agencies scewed/bias to some degree... I think the challenge is more to try to decipher the facts from the report versus the actuall "story".

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    yes.
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    I have a system where each evening I read a lot of news from about 15 sources in a short amount of time. Plus whatever happens to come my way from friends or Yahoo news or whatever. I read across the spectrum from Free Republic, Fox News, CNN, the NYT, the BBC, to Pravda and some sites in between. The Peterson case, while tragic, is minor news IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shane
    I have a system where each evening I read a lot of news from about 15 sources in a short amount of time.

    news.google.com ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by anyone
    I already look at that one anyone. But thanks.
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    I usually skim through the first section of my morning news paper. I'm always interested to learn about new discoveries in the sciences. Everything else is doesn't interest me.
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    Paper(washington Post, Nytimes, NY Post) and the internet sites plus i have a news feed ebar accross the top of my computer

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    i check www.cnn.com at least once a day.

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