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Best Unbiased Weekly News Magazine
Ruiner

Posted on 02/18/2004 9:56:25 AM PST by ruiner

Can anyone recommend a good weekly current events publication. I'm looking for something along the lines of Time, but preferable a little less biased.

Sorry for the vanity and thanks in advance for any responses.


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1 posted on 02/18/2004 9:56:25 AM PST by ruiner
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To: ruiner
Try Insight.
2 posted on 02/18/2004 9:57:30 AM PST by Chi-townChief
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To: ruiner
Insight is very good. The Week is also good - it's a compilation of many different magazines and gives a pretty broad spectrum of opinions.
3 posted on 02/18/2004 10:00:25 AM PST by mgstarr
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To: ruiner
Try WORLD magazine.
4 posted on 02/18/2004 10:00:37 AM PST by DocCincy
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To: ruiner
Hmm... You are asking for a general news magazine without bias. That would require the wisdom of Diogenes.

About the best I can do is recommend a magazine that at least attempts to control it's inherent biases. US News And World Report.
5 posted on 02/18/2004 10:00:40 AM PST by tcuoohjohn (Follow The Money)
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To: ruiner
Weekly World News.
6 posted on 02/18/2004 10:00:57 AM PST by bvw
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To: Chi-townChief
Insight slants conservative (not that there's anything wrong with that). I subscribe to U.S. News and World Report. Their reporting is more center/center-left in comparison to Time/Newsweek, etc. They carry Michael Barone and John Leo's columns who are conservative. Mort Zuckimer, the editor, writes the back space column and is consistently pro-war though more liberal on some social and tax issues.
7 posted on 02/18/2004 10:01:32 AM PST by BoomerBob
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To: ruiner
The Economist
8 posted on 02/18/2004 10:01:49 AM PST by wesdale
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To: ruiner
The Onion
9 posted on 02/18/2004 10:02:16 AM PST by JohnGalt ("...but both sides know who the real enemy is, and, my friends, it is us.')
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To: ruiner
National Review. They also have a website.

Click the Gadsden flag for pro-gun resources!

10 posted on 02/18/2004 10:03:21 AM PST by Joe Brower (The Constitution defines Conservatism.)
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To: ruiner
I only get news from the 'net now. No need to go anywhere else.
11 posted on 02/18/2004 10:05:07 AM PST by Mr Ducklips
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To: ruiner
HUSTLER is a favorite newsmagazine of Joe Lockhart and Bill Clinton.
12 posted on 02/18/2004 10:05:20 AM PST by TheBigB ("Flash, don't heckle the super-villain!" (John "Green Lantern" Stewart))
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To: wesdale
I would second The Economist. Their coverage of everything seems pretty fair and even-handed without an agenda driven bias. It also has a very good scope of coverage, reporting on issues from every little corner of the world and topics ranging from politics, military, diplomacy, business, arts, leisure, and just about everything else.
13 posted on 02/18/2004 10:05:46 AM PST by tdadams
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To: bvw; ruiner
It's not a magazine, but personally, I get all my news from that little window that pops up when I log on to AOL Instant Message.
 
Be warned though, I've wiled away many an afternoon with the "rate a buddy" feature.  That thing is addicting!

Owl_Eagle

" WAR IS PEACE
FREEDOM IS SLAVERY
DIVERSITY IS STRENGTH"


14 posted on 02/18/2004 10:06:46 AM PST by South Hawthorne (“Before going out drinking, always tape a handcuff key to the inside of your watch band.”)
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To: wesdale; ruiner
I second that, you can't beat The Economist for a weekly news mag.

It's British, and expensive, but you will feel as I did (when I used to be younger and richer and a subscriber) that the entire world is in your mailbox, promptly every week.

I guess they have a bit of a liberal slant, but they more than make up for it in the comprehensive quality of their coverage, and the snarky brit humor of their photo captions.

Read The Economist and you'll probably be the best informed person you know. "News" will be old news to you!
15 posted on 02/18/2004 10:07:01 AM PST by jocon307 (The dems don't get it, the American people do.)
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To: ruiner
LGZ
16 posted on 02/18/2004 10:07:16 AM PST by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything!")
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To: tcuoohjohn
Aw, c'mon. That's not the best unbiased, general weekly news magazine. ONLY Weekly World News can possibly fit that awesome RFQ.
17 posted on 02/18/2004 10:08:19 AM PST by bvw
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To: jocon307
Read The Economist and you'll probably be the best informed person you know. "News" will be old news to you!

I have that advantage right here on FR.

18 posted on 02/18/2004 10:08:54 AM PST by bankwalker (Sow in the spring or beg in the fall.)
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To: Owl_Eagle
Not a magazine..."

You're kidding right? What is it then?

19 posted on 02/18/2004 10:10:12 AM PST by bvw
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To: jocon307
I'd count the Economist as being pretty middle of the road - it's economically conservative and supports the war in Iraq with caevats.

It's well written and entertaining. The main disadvantage is that it's pretty free of photographs and fluff, so if you like those things, it's not for you.

I'd recommend picking up an issue and seeing what you think.

The biggest problem is the $110 a year subscription price. You can buy gift subscriptions at the end of the year for $99, so that's the best time to get it. And a mistake on their part; I probably would be a subscriber today if they'd made the $99 year round. There's just something that makes me resist that extra $10 ...

D
20 posted on 02/18/2004 10:19:32 AM PST by daviddennis (;)
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