So I was pondering the subject of Justice in the AoM book, and one of the pieces of advice was to read and watch reputable news  sources. I know this can be a touchy subject about skewness, but what I usually try to do is to go on sites like CNN and Fox and read the headlines to get a broader picture of what is going on. I also prefer reading than watching. Is it better to get the Google mash up. For my local news I usually go to the Eagle Tribune which has the been the go to paper for years in my area.

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Do you mean getting the news?

My suggestion, especially if you prefer reading, is to read your local paper, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. Throw in a couple magazines, like the Atlantic and the Economist. Get some foreign views as well with the BBC or Al Jazeera English.

Would you say the New York times for the Left-Leaning source and the WSJ for the right?

That is correct.

Is there a particular section for the NYT and WSJ to key in on?

Their reporting overall is superior to other American newspapers.

So should I just head to the U.S section of the journal when I visit the site?

If you want to find out what's going on in the U.S., yes.

I love the Economist

Sometimes you have to look a little closer to the news. I remember a story that a Pastor of a church was put behind bars because he spoke against homosexuality, it made news all over as how our country is persecuting Christian beliefs. Look a little closer and you find out the "Pastor" was calling for the deaths of gays and this happened in Canada. He never served one day in jail and the only reason he got in trouble is because he broke the law of what Canadian laws call 'hate speech.'

 

Although Canada has laws against hate speech I doubt anyone spent time in prison because of it.

As Cisco stated - "He never served one day in jail"

The story morphed to the point of; "Christians are being put in jail because of their beliefs" on Christian websites, they really believed it. I used to think there was a tit for tat between the more extreme elements of both the gay and Christian communities, but I started to see most "Christians" are really going full throttle against anything smelling of gay equality and turning around with saying they're being "persecuted" for their beliefs when the gay community fights back.

Perfect example of blaming the victim.

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