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Sunday, March 16, 2003

Our lax media (or is that lox media?)

I've finally concluded that in order to get the full story, a completely unbiased view of world events, or even those in the US, you simply must read news sites from overseas (or listen to news from international radio stations, as I've long done on my shortwave radio). For example, why haven't I seen in any US media this story about a fish in New York who spoke Hebrew to the men who were trying to butcher it, telling them that the end is near and they should study the Torah? Instead, we get fluff about impending war. Sheesh!

Posted at 6:59 AM

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Try www.globeandmail.ca for a good source of news. North American in flavour, but certainly less biased and more informative than most of the crap on US television/websites.

Posted by Mike at 10:02 PM, March 16, 2003 [Link]

Yeah, Canadian media is pretty good; I should check the Canadian papers more often. I used to listen to a ton of Canadian radio. The CBC does a great job of reporting on the US (and let's not forget, on Canada as well). I was a huge fan of their program "As It Happens" years ago, and never missed "Sunday Morning". AIH isn't what it used to be, and "Sunday Morning" isn't at all anymore.

Posted by ralph at 12:13 AM, March 17, 2003 [Link]

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