Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The "News," Reliable or Not?

Dry Bones brings us back to the days when, no matter how hard we searched there really weren't too many options, choices for getting news.

Now Israel has lots of tv stations, and many people have access to foreign tv, including news programs, but it's still the same basic "approach" to the news.  The vast majority of the international media religiously subscribe to Leftist ideology.

Many of us try to find more reliable news information on the internet, like Caroline Glick's site or her fantastic Latma news programs.  There's also Arutz 7, which although no longer has an Israeli radio news show independent of internet, is still a good news source.  And since almost no news site cares about Israel being attacked, it's a good thing to sign up for QassamCount, which updates on the Arab missile attacks.

And of course for op-eds and editorials, nothing beats the blogs.  Many of us blog, because we got tired of seeing our articles rejected by the mainstream press.  Fewer newspapers even pay writers, so if we're going to do it for nothing, we may as well have full control.  I consider my blogs to be my personal magazines for which I'm editor-in-chief.  I've even invited others to blog on them to add more variety and viewpoints.

Which "alternative news" sources are your favorites?


Anonymous said...

The only one that gives the news from Israel - at eye level - that I rely on is http://www.hnn.co.il - run by MADA and emergency personnel in relative real time.

Batya said...

a, never tried that one

Keliata said...

I'm thankful for all of the pro-Israeli bloggers that write in English. A7 was the first news source I started following.

Batya said...

Keli, thanks