If there is one thing we’re confident of, the other side’s news source is biased. The kicker is, so is yours and mine.
There are political ties if it’s a big network or paper. Editors pick which stories to run. Facts are omitted or slanted.
How do I guard against this? Well, I don’t watch the GOP Propaganda that’s Fox, nor the Democrat Propaganda that’s CNN or MSNBC.
Check out AllSides.com for their media bias checker.
My news sources are varied; this is my recommendation for knowing what’s happening in the world.
- The Pour Over is billed as “Your politically neutral, Christ-first, news source. The biggest news of the day, summarized in a way you’ll actually understand and enjoy, paired with brief Christian perspectives.”
- Ground News, which aggregates from other media bias check sites. I like that I get newsletters, including one that shows blindspots for the Left and the Right. They also show what bias a story has, who owns the news source, and if it is low, mixed, or high factuality. I look for a center bias and high factuality.
- Reuters is a good source for what’s happening in the world.
- The Free Press (formerly known as Common Sense) is a favorite substack. Bari Weiss was an NYT editor that got fed up with the censorship and started her own thing. It has a center-left slant as Bari is an O.G liberal. On Fridays, her wife’s TGIF articles look at the week’s news with snark and are worth the $5 I pay monthly.
- The World of War, Crimes + Crises with Hollie McKay Hollie is the real-world equivalent of Lois Lane. A war reporter, she’s told the stories in Ukraine and Afghanistan that no one else will touch.
- Libs of TikTok are probably why I’m homeschooling my kids.
- Not The Bee, which has an admitted bias. It’s the Pour Over if it tilted right and was slightly sarcastic.
- The Babylon Bee is satire. Not real news, but man…some of their fake news turns into real news later. The world is crazy. I kind of want to get ahead of the curve.
There you go, if you are interested. If you want to keep your sanity, stick with the Pour Over. Want in-depth reporting, go with Free Press and Hollie McKay.
Finally, if you want a comprehensive selection, go with Ground News. Again, because we’re being manipulated, so guard against it.