Feel free to flog me if this has been addressed in small or great detail here. I can't think of good search terms for this question. Also, I understand that most contributions here are someone finding a news story of some kind that pertains in some way to atheism, and posting that story.
This post is not a news story, it's a question about news sources. I don't even bother to watch TV any more, news on the tube has looked like senseless drivel as long as I can remember. Witness such movies as Network and it's easy to see that this assessment is very old. At the time of that movie, which condemned the quality of news reporting, the quality of news was much better than it is now.
Internet sources are vast. I tend to look for sources were I am comfortable with the outlook or amount of detail, which I know results in an automatic bias. I filter somewhat by having some sources sent to my Kindle. Blog formats work pretty well on that device, so I get Huff post (liberal ns somewhat nitwit bias), Reuters, Reuters Science, and a few other sources. Then I use Google News to pick up on current stories, and try to read more than one source, but most are shallow and draw from the same sources.
Of course, every time I check my Yahoo email I'm almost forced to see some senseless drivel about Lindsey Lohan or some other celeb shit4brain that everyone is for some reason fascinated with, before proceeding to my email. I avoid reading the article but would prefer that those people not exen exist.
I'm wondering where people here get their news - I hope it's not all from this group, or from the Examiner.
Spending time today looking at current topics, the non-news Twitterhea from the likes of Sarah Palin's ghostwriter, the nonnews about the nongroundzero nonmosque, the asshole preacher from florida who wants (wanted) to burn Korans claiming to have stopped the nonmosque from nongroundzero's nonhallowed ground, but whose threat to burn the books sets off riots among easily influenced Afganis and other Muslims who enjoy massing on the streets to condemn the great Satan as usual, all of this is more notable for lack of actual analysis and focus on the useless.
I despair. We are doomed.