Tuesday, February 7, 2017

How to Know your News Sources, Fake News, Partisan News

A friend recently provided information about valid and skewed news sources, so people can be aware of what to use for TRUE news.  He said "Preserve your sanity and avoid spreading bias or supporting the worst offenders." This graphic provides a pretty good assessment of some of the major sources.  

FAKE NEWS - BAD SITES- Those on the extreme left and right sides are pretty much considered Fake News: Natural News, Addicting info, Breitbart, Daily Caller, Infowars, Blaze, RedState, David Wolfe, Bipartisan Report.  
ALSO NOT GOOD - HYPER-Partisan include: Fox News, Occupy Democrats, U.S. Uncut, and sometimes the Huffington Post.

BEST NON-PARTISAN NEWS SOURCES: NPR, CBS News, Associated Press, Reuters, Al Jazeera, BBC News, The Washington Post, PBS Newshour, New York Times
Credit: Vanessa Otero under a Creative Commons license.   Some feel the graphic itself skews liberal: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/religionprof/2016/12/whats-your-source.html

How to Find and Support Trustworthy Journalism
https://medium.com/highlighting-generosity/how-to-find-and-support-trustworthy-journalism-d57769f176cf#.ggbull3t3
Guide to spotting fake and untrustworthy news:
How do you analyze a particular piece of news (or writer) once you've check the site's bias? From Ted Ed, here's a good series of questions to ask yourself when reading news: http://blog.ed.ted.com/2017/01/12/how-to-tell-fake-news-from-real-news/


And here's a walkthrough from Bucknell University (The first two questions Link to videos): http%3a http://researchbysubject.bucknell.edu/framework/authhttp://researchbysubject.bucknell.edu/framework/auth

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

Great Books by our friends

Great Books by our friends
Check out these great books (yeah, Rob's are in there, too)

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next

Podcast of Rob's 50 min. interview on Paranormal Filler Radio 7/13/14