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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.


TOPICS: Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: magazines; news

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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To: ruiner
I appreciate all the responses. I'll be sure to check those out.

I really was most interested in avoiding magazines with cover stories a la Time's, "Why GW Bush Wants to Eat Your Children" etc etc.
21 posted on 02/18/2004 10:21:04 AM PST by ruiner
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To: ruiner
FreeRepublic.com
22 posted on 02/18/2004 10:24:42 AM PST by theDentist (Boston: So much Liberty, you can buy a Politician already owned by someone else.)
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To: daviddennis; jocon307; tdadams; wesdale
I stopped reading the Economist several years ago
when they began their turn to the left.

They aren't even reliably economic conservatives any more.

They are strong supporters of the homosexual lobby
and they even had a cover story a while back
praising Canadian society.

Enough said.

23 posted on 02/18/2004 10:31:30 AM PST by Allan
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To: ruiner
I get all my news from Free Republic.
24 posted on 02/18/2004 10:40:44 AM PST by Uncle Hal
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To: wesdale
The Economist is excellent.
25 posted on 02/18/2004 10:41:25 AM PST by Rokke
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To: ruiner
http://www.worldmag.com/world/home.asp

WORLD is biased to a Christian worldview.

I recommend it.
26 posted on 02/18/2004 10:48:44 AM PST by fishtank
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To: bankwalker
I have that advantage right here on FR.

Me, too. Sometimes I get confused about exactly when I heard/read something.

27 posted on 02/18/2004 10:51:17 AM PST by Howlin
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To: ruiner
WORLD
28 posted on 02/18/2004 11:29:56 AM PST by texjan
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To: TheBigB
I don't believe Hustler is weekly.
29 posted on 02/18/2004 11:31:57 AM PST by petercooper ("daisy-cutters trump a wiretap anytime" - Nicole Gelinas, 02-10-04)
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To: ruiner
The only completely reliable magazine is The Onion, but they are fairly biased.
30 posted on 02/18/2004 11:38:11 AM PST by js1138
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To: tcuoohjohn
US News And World Report.

Yeah, I agree with you.
It's the only news magazine my barber will carry and so I get to read it once every 4 months. I have noticed that it is not nearly as left-wing as TIME or Newsweek.

31 posted on 02/18/2004 11:41:22 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: petercooper
I certainly wouldn't know. =D
32 posted on 02/18/2004 11:56:37 AM PST by TheBigB ("Flash, don't heckle the super-villain!" (John "Green Lantern" Stewart))
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To: Lancey Howard
My impression is that Time has a decided liberal bias. Newsweek tries to be everybodies everything and displays both liberal and conservatives biases simultaneously and thus thinks that splitting the difference is objectivity.

Only USNWR attempts to be legitimately objective. It is an impossible task but I applaud their effort. The downside of striving to be objective is USNWR is a bit stodgy and pedestrian. Kinda like " Your Grandpa's News"
33 posted on 02/18/2004 12:10:13 PM PST by tcuoohjohn (Follow The Money)
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To: ruiner
I would remind folks that the query was about an " unbiased" general news magazine. If you are recommending a news mag that you consistently agree with then that is prima facie evidence of bias and doesn't quite answer the query does it?

For those of you who cited " Insight" as an example of " unbiased news" then you won't have any objection to some liberal citing Salon magazine as "unbiased". Neither magazine even gives the slightest nod to objectivity.
34 posted on 02/18/2004 12:22:37 PM PST by tcuoohjohn (Follow The Money)
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