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I stay away from news completely. 0 0%
I only depend on written sources (newspapers). 0 0%
I watch MSNBC. 2 11.76%
I watch FOX. 0 0%
I watch CNN. 2 11.76%
I watch a different all day news channel. 0 0%
I depend on my nightly news for updates. 2 11.76%
I depend on other, more informed people to tell me what's happening. 0 0%
I rely on the internet (forums, news pages). 2 11.76%
I am indifferent to news. 0 0%
All of the above. (please describe if you can) 9 52.94%
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Old 03-21-2003, 03:09 PM   #1
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media sensationalism - a poll for my speech

Well, I have to do a speech of personal attitude for my speech course and decided that after yesterday when I saw the "orange" alert and thought it was red and almost had a freakout I would do media sensationalism.


I'm going to post a series of polls, if you could spare a few moments to take them, that would REALLY help me out.

If you want to reply with a more in depth answer, that's more than welcome.


Thanks everyone.
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Old 03-21-2003, 03:17 PM   #2
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good idea, but your missing a very important option. there is no "all of the above."

i pretty much change channels the entire time, and read different articles from different sources.

i imagine im not the only one.
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Old 03-21-2003, 03:18 PM   #3
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*edits poll


good call.
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Old 03-21-2003, 03:20 PM   #4
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It is hard to vote for just one. I listen to the radio during the day (news and NPR) and scan multiple news web sites. In the evening, it is mostly CNN, MSNBC, ABC and whatever other all-news channels provided.

I also engage in conversations to get others' reaction or perspective to the news.
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Old 03-21-2003, 03:23 PM   #5
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pick your primary source.
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Old 03-21-2003, 03:28 PM   #6
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I rely mainly on other sources, Canadian stations mainly. But I chose MSNBC as it's the only US channel I've been watching.
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Old 03-21-2003, 03:37 PM   #7
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I watch CNN, FoxNews, BBC, PBS, MSNBC, try and catch a little of the big three nightly news, and then also learn and get interesting takes on things from people here in the forum. I try and spread it around quite a bit so that I can see if different sources are agreeing or if they have contridictory stories.

Right now I've noticed that the BBC is a little behind the others, and they will spend more time talking about some of the resistence that the troops are dealing with in the field.

I just try and stay informed and try and keep an open mind. In a time like this a closed mind or an uninformed / misinformed mind is a dangerous thing. Although I'm sure everyone is getting misinformation from biased news sources no matter what opinion they hold.
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At work, we're supposed to watch a news channel when the House isn't in session (I saw "supposed to" because sometimes I watch Hollywood Squares or something and others have been known to watch sports). I usually have mine on CNN since we just have the local news, MSNBC, CNN, and Fox News. The rest of my office watching Fox News, so I usually hear their tvs too because they don't use headphones. I read the Washington Post, Washington Times, LA Times, and Wall Street Journal and lots of other news sites online. We also get updates from the WH and DoD at work.
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Old 03-21-2003, 04:17 PM   #9
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i picked nbc/msnbc, but i also check out other channels. i also read the chicago tribune. and i check out lots of news sites on the internet including international news sites.
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Jennie Ohm says.





I think she is on msnbc, i would watch her on any channel.
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I watch Tom.
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Old 03-21-2003, 04:27 PM   #12
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i like jeanie ohm too.

and we all know how i feel about tom....
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ok flower

here's the deal

you can have tom

i get jenny
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Old 03-21-2003, 05:28 PM   #14
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sounds like a deal.
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I watch CNN mostly, but then I get sick of the reality series War: Watching Journalists Play Soldier, and then I turn to That 70s Show.

I picked all of the above, though for your poll.
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