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Simple question. Do you trust CNN as a reliable source for information

Posted on 03/27/2010 11:50:22 AM PDT by A Cyrenian

I'll be up front with you, I don't. I don't trust their judgment in providing accurate information on what is considered news.

But, do you trust Money Magazine, which I think are the same folks as http://money.cnn.com/.

What about CNN's information on sciences? Is CNN a reliable source on bring news about the sciences? I don't watch the channel so I can't say.

I'm most curious if you think Money Magazine is worth a subscription. Or do you think of the magazine the same way you think of the channel?


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1 posted on 03/27/2010 11:50:22 AM PDT by A Cyrenian
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To: A Cyrenian

Just a step above MSNBC....But not to be trusted....they still use heavy duty eyewash.


2 posted on 03/27/2010 11:53:13 AM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: A Cyrenian

One would trust them if one likes their news extremely biased to the left.


3 posted on 03/27/2010 11:57:12 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: A Cyrenian

I don’t trust any of the news channels — sometimes not even Fox.

About all CNN is good for is celebrity news/talk (see Larry King). Good for those whose major interest is in who was voted off American Idol. And they run those occasional bleeding heart pieces about the poor. But a reliable source of hard news and opinion? No.


4 posted on 03/27/2010 11:57:21 AM PDT by fatnotlazy (Never forget!)
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To: A Cyrenian
It has been several years since I read Money Magazine. I found them to provide pretty much mainstream money management advice. They hyped the fund du jour. They discussed buy and hold strategies and incremental, monthly saving strategies. Nothing wrong, but pretty basic stuff.

As far as economic insight, they were mediocre at best. I viewed them as a mouthpiece of the investment industry, which has changed significantly. The industry today is focused on managing wealth instead of teaching you to create and grow wealth. The industry today projects an apolitical view, and by that I mean they discount the risks of investing that are associated with today's administration. It would not surprise me if Money Magazine today does not provide insight into the impacts on your nest egg of our "March to Socialism."

5 posted on 03/27/2010 11:58:25 AM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: A Cyrenian

Not without checking to see if it has been verified true at other sources.

So I guess that means that my response is no.


6 posted on 03/27/2010 11:58:58 AM PDT by fuzzybutt
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To: fatnotlazy

Only during breaking national/world disasters...and only for a short time...or until they start to blame the disaster on globull smarming and lack of national health care.


7 posted on 03/27/2010 11:59:38 AM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: A Cyrenian
Hell no.
8 posted on 03/27/2010 12:00:04 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: A Cyrenian

Not at all but then again I don’t trust Fox news either. The MSM by and large is not the friend of traditional Americans and haven’t been for decades.


9 posted on 03/27/2010 12:00:07 PM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: A Cyrenian

No.


10 posted on 03/27/2010 12:00:19 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: Dallas59

And George Bush. :)


11 posted on 03/27/2010 12:00:35 PM PDT by fatnotlazy (Never forget!)
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To: A Cyrenian

I don’t. I have channel blocked CNN.


12 posted on 03/27/2010 12:01:25 PM PDT by AdaGray
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To: A Cyrenian

Don’t trust CNN’s veracity. I guess that’s why I haven’t watched since FoxNews became available on my cable. Used to watch Crosssfire some in the era of Buchanan & Kinsley.


13 posted on 03/27/2010 12:01:27 PM PDT by steelyourfaith (Warmists as "traffic light" apocalyptics: "Greens too yellow to admit they're really Reds."-Monckton)
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To: A Cyrenian

NO. That includes “Money” magazine.

Try

http://www.smartmoney.com/

http://www.forbes.com/

http://www.investors.com/Default.aspx


14 posted on 03/27/2010 12:03:31 PM PDT by SmartInsight (Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote. ~ G. J. Nathan)
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To: A Cyrenian

Is this a trick question?


15 posted on 03/27/2010 12:04:10 PM PDT by newfreep (Palin/DeMint 2012 - Bolton: Secy of State)
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To: Altura Ct.
Not at all but then again I don’t trust Fox news either.

A cynical eye toward all news outlets is important. Each has its own political agenda, but more important is the basic need to be profitable. News has become also entangled with entertainment and news items that the mass market will consume.

16 posted on 03/27/2010 12:05:47 PM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: A Cyrenian

Never trust any news story from any source that has a political slant. Some, like MSNBC, lie deliberately all the time, while CNN’s disinformation is a combination of liberal lies and outright stupidity. Even FOX isn’t totally reliable. You have to listen to a variety of sources, take everything you hear with a large grain of salt, and make your own decisions.


17 posted on 03/27/2010 12:07:08 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: A Cyrenian

LOL to the question.


18 posted on 03/27/2010 12:10:56 PM PDT by fish hawk
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To: A Cyrenian
When a network's “stars” are someone most people think is dead even while they are watching his show (Larry King), an old drunk (Jack Cafferty), someone who committed vehicular homicide (Rick Sanchez), Campbell Brown and Anderson Cooper. it's in trouble.
19 posted on 03/27/2010 12:12:42 PM PDT by bwc2221
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To: A Cyrenian

CNN is for purely entertainment value.


20 posted on 03/27/2010 12:12:47 PM PDT by Cheryllynn
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To: A Cyrenian
No...it's biased and/or omits the "rest of the story."

The most ignorant---literally--- people I know get all their news from CNN...it's on at their house 24/7.

21 posted on 03/27/2010 12:13:31 PM PDT by lonestar (Better Obama picks his nose than our pockets!)
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CNN Uses Pro-Communist American to Tout Cuban Health Care
NewsBusters.org ^ | August 8, 2009 | Rich Noyes


Gail Reed

There’s something deeply wrong with journalism that scrutinizes and criticizes the institutions of free and successful nations, but produces puff pieces on the supposed achievements of totalitarian dictatorships. On Thursday, CNN aired a piece of Communist Party propaganda about how Cuba could serve as “a model for health care reform” in the United States, complete with an authoritative sound bite from an American medical expert, identified only as someone “who’s lived and worked in Cuba for decades.”

But the expert, Gail Reed, is a longtime admirer of the Cuban revolution, married to the Cuban official who served as ambassador to Grenada in the early 1980s when U.S. troops liberated the island from hardline communists who had executed the leftist Prime Minister Maurice Bishop. She's also worked at Granma, Cuba’s official communist party newspaper.

[snip]

As for Reed, she was profiled in the Miami Herald back in 1983 after she and her husband returned to Cuba after American forces liberated Grenada. She talked about the fear she felt at seeing U.S. Marines surrounding the Cuban embassy, and told the newspaper, “I feel I have a very strong identification with the Cuban revolution.”

“When I first came to Cuba in the ’70s, I was very impressed with their efforts in building a new kind of society,” Reed explained.

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/rich-noyes/2009/08/08/cnn-uses-pro-communist-american-tout-cuban-health-care

22 posted on 03/27/2010 12:16:20 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: A Cyrenian

No no but HELL no!


23 posted on 03/27/2010 12:17:21 PM PDT by cubreporter (Scott Brown turned it all around. The people CAN and DID make a difference!!!)
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To: A Cyrenian

I’ll trust the NATIONAL ENQUIRER, before I’ll trust CNN


24 posted on 03/27/2010 12:18:11 PM PDT by gwilhelm56 (Islam is a Political System DISGUISED as a RELIGION!)
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To: A Cyrenian

Ol Woof Blister is the best propagandist since the Nazi Joseph Goebbels.


25 posted on 03/27/2010 12:23:32 PM PDT by hgro (Jerry Riversd)
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To: A Cyrenian

CNN is decent for some things, like their science section is pretty good. I’d say though if you were looking to pay money for a subscription to something, get the Wall Street Journal instead, or maybe BusinessWeek. BusinessWeek has gotten better since Bloomberg has bought them.


26 posted on 03/27/2010 12:29:19 PM PDT by ksm1
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To: ETL

CNN in Spanish is very most definitely tainted..and tweaks the news to the Latin American citizens who LOVE big gov’t and social programs.


27 posted on 03/27/2010 12:33:17 PM PDT by rovenstinez (All)
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To: A Cyrenian

I trust them to lie.


28 posted on 03/27/2010 12:36:37 PM PDT by mountainlion (concerned conservative.)
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To: A Cyrenian

I only go to CNN when there is some sort of emergency incident or, disaster, either nationwide or worldwide, ie, airline crash, severe weather, mass shooting, or some such .

Their on-scene coverage is good since they have so many field reporters all over the world.

Otherwise FOX is my primary news source.


29 posted on 03/27/2010 12:39:57 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: A Cyrenian

They don’t call it the “Commie News Network” for nuttin’!

Remember a poll a month or so ago that said Fox is now #1 most trusted name in news. I believe :)


30 posted on 03/27/2010 12:46:21 PM PDT by halfright (My presidents picture is in the dictionary, next to the word, "rectum".)
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To: A Cyrenian

In a word, “NO,” they are not to be trusted.


31 posted on 03/27/2010 12:46:55 PM PDT by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
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To: Oceander
NO

32 posted on 03/27/2010 12:48:43 PM PDT by timestax (CNNLIES..BIG TIME)
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To: A Cyrenian
Do you trust CNN as a reliable source for information

CNN isn't distrusted because of what they report; CNN is distrusted because of what they omit.

33 posted on 03/27/2010 12:57:04 PM PDT by MosesKnows (Love many, Trust few, and always paddle your own canoe)
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To: A Cyrenian

No..


34 posted on 03/27/2010 12:58:51 PM PDT by Randy Larsen ( BTW, If I offend you! Please let me know, I may want to offend you again!(FR #1690))
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To: A Cyrenian

CNN is an agenda driven organization. Essentially a propaganda organ of the Democratic party. How often do you ever hear criticism of liberal goals, outcomes or policies? Virtually never.


35 posted on 03/27/2010 1:07:03 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: A Cyrenian

Leaving bias aside for the moment, I don’t trust any of them to give me accurate information. Towards the end of the healthcare debate it was hard to find a reporter who understood that once the House voted for the Senate bill, it was going to POTUS for signature regardless of what did or did not happen to reconciliation. In another timely example of inaccurate reporting, FNC just told me three different times that the Tea Party rally in Searchlight was mere yards away from Interstate 95.


36 posted on 03/27/2010 1:10:25 PM PDT by csmusaret (Sarah Palin thinks everyday in America is the 4th of July. Obama thinks it is April 15th.)
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To: A Cyrenian

I would be careful with a term such as “trust”, that implies “belief”, which should never be given unless a proven track record has been established.

Money Magazine should be considered entertainment as it is always at least a week behind current events, CNN sort of abandoned their “news’ effort years ago and now offers viewpoint reporting, which is fine...as long as one shares their viewpoint.


37 posted on 03/27/2010 1:19:59 PM PDT by padre35 (You shall not ignore the laws of God, the Market, the Jungle, and Reciprocity Rm10.10)
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To: A Cyrenian
Simple question. Do you trust CNN as a reliable source for information?

Simple answer: NO.

I do not trust any "news" source to be completely objective. CNN is known to have a substantial leftist slant. I will occasionally read a CNN report but I do so knowing I will be receiving information with the left slant.

38 posted on 03/27/2010 1:22:28 PM PDT by DesertSapper (God, Family, Country . . . . . . . . . . and dead terrorists!!!)
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To: A Cyrenian

You been living under a rock pal???????


39 posted on 03/27/2010 1:24:18 PM PDT by Doc Savage (SOBAMP!)
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Hell no. Next question?


40 posted on 03/27/2010 1:29:50 PM PDT by laweeks
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No, I’d sooner trust an AIDS-infected hooker who tells me she’s a virgin though..


41 posted on 03/27/2010 1:31:21 PM PDT by max americana
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To: A Cyrenian

No


42 posted on 03/27/2010 1:32:11 PM PDT by Calamari (Pass enough laws and everyone is guilty of something.)
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To: A Cyrenian

Not only no but HELL NO!!!


43 posted on 03/27/2010 1:34:06 PM PDT by teletech (Say NO to RINOS!)
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Simple question. Do you trust CNN as a reliable source for information

No doubt it's great if one wants to hear the Democrat talking points of the day.

44 posted on 03/27/2010 1:45:51 PM PDT by RJL
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To: Altura Ct.
Well said. Fox is dreadful pablum and is indistinguishable from the rest of the libs, with a few departures here and there. I scream at their top of the hour radio news like everyone else’s. They use the exact same canards and frame things the same way as CNN.
45 posted on 03/27/2010 1:49:33 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: A Cyrenian

NO


46 posted on 03/27/2010 2:02:42 PM PDT by JamesA (You don't have to be big to stand tall)
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NO.

They can cover international events for awhile until they all fall over themselves trying to interview the dying man lying on the street in front of them. Then they go to pieces. Of course, no one, not even a cameraman, appears to give him food, water or a damp cloth on his forehead.


47 posted on 03/27/2010 2:06:49 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spirito Sancto.)
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Do you trust CNN as a reliable source for information?

NOPE


48 posted on 03/27/2010 2:29:35 PM PDT by scoobysnak71 (I'm light skinned with no negro dialect. Could you milk me?)
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To: Cheryllynn

cnn is the airport entertainment network


49 posted on 03/27/2010 4:33:20 PM PDT by bravo whiskey (If the little things really bother you, maybe it's because the big things are going well.)
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When I am in the VA hospital,in the waiting lounge,there are six televisions placed at various angles with nothing but CNN on.
So ,one day I had enough and went outside for a cigarette and a woman started to admonish me on the hazards of smoking.
I replied,it can not be any worse than the extreme rise in my blood pressure or the mental distress I endure watching a propaganda show.
She went her way and i went mine.
I have been in six Va hospitals and all show the same channel.
I wonder why.


50 posted on 03/27/2010 5:24:26 PM PDT by xarmydog
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