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Official Source Trustworthiness Index

Discussion in 'The NF Café' started by mr_shadow, Feb 12, 2019.

  1. mr_shadow Moderator

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    1. The Wall Street Journal (57.7%)
    2. ABC News (55.9%)
    3. CBS News (55.4%)
    4. BBC News (55.2%)
    5. Forbes (54.2%)
    6. NBC News (54.1%)
    7. The New York Times (53.8%)
    8. The Washington Post (53.6%)
    9. USA Today (51.1%)
    10. The Washington Times (50.0%)

    --- Sources above this line are encouraged ---

    11. MSNBC (47.4%)
    12. Reuters (46.6%)
    13. Bloomberg (46.3%)
    14. CNN (46.1%)
    15. NPR (45.1%)
    16. Chicago Tribune (44.8%)
    17. Fox News (44.7%)
    18. The Economist (44.7%)
    19. LA Times (42.9%)

    20. Huffington Post (38.4%)
    21. The Guardian (37.9%)
    22. Politico (36.6%)
    23. National Review (34.7%)
    24. San Francisco Chronicle (34.0%)
    25. The Hill (31.8%)
    26. The American Conservative (31.6%)
    27. Drudge Report (31.5%)
    28. The Blaze (30.1%)

    --- Sources below this line are discouraged ---

    29. Daily Beast (29.5%)
    30. BuzzfeedNews (29.1%)
    31. Slate (28.5%)
    32. Mother Jones (28.2%)
    33. Breitbart (27.4%)
    34. DailyKos (27.4%)
    35. Palmer Report (26.1%)
    36. Occupy Democrats (24.7%)
    37. InfoWars (24.3%)
    38. Daily Caller (22.5%)

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    By popular demand I'm re-posting the

    The SRNMT is a poll of some 2000 Americans on how much they trust/distrust various outlets. I did not make this ranking myself (or Fox News wouldn't be higher than The Economist), but it gives a "scientific" idea of which outlets are considered trustworthy by the American public.

    I hope to update the thread with outlets based in other countries (e.g. the U.K.), but since the vast majority of our frequent-use sources are U.S.-based this should be a good starting point.
     
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  2. mr_shadow Moderator

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    Unlocking this so debates about source quality can go here.
     
  3. Mider T

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    RT is a shit source.

     
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  5. Saishin

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    You should delete then the first posts in Mider's thread,I did with mine already
     
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    He told you to stop derailing, not delete so why are you going to be petty?

    Anyway your link for Reuters criticism was pretty weak, there was a report about them not using the word terrorist, some pictures, and being accused of bias all of which were addressed later. Meanwhile RT....is literally a state sanctioned mouthpiece.
     
  7. Saishin

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    My opinion on this matter won't change,if the news is reliable with checked sources it can be posted on the cafe that being said I still love you Mider :hug

    Ok time for me to leave,I'll have a shower and later I'll eat a banana as a snack
    I love you too mr_shadow and the rest of the NF Cafe users :hurr
     
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    It can locked if its littered with fallacies, misquotes, and is pushing an agenda through loaded questions. If you refuse to learn then maybe you just aren't smart enough to tell the difference.
     
  9. Saishin

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    Ok I respect your opinion and I guess I'll be more careful with RT
     
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    Warned for flaming.
     
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    I agree with Saishin here, if it's legitimate it's legitimate. I see the purpose of general rules on trustworthiness, but somethings should be judged on individual merits. And a source shouldn't be dismissed out of hand especially if there are others backing it.
     
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    Haven't seen mr_shadow warn a ^ (use bro) in awhile. :popcorn
     
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    Other state sponsored "mouthpieces":

    France 24
    DW (Deutsche Welle)
    Al Jazeera
    VOA (Voice of America)




    State sponsored news outlets deserve to be scrutinized, but I don't think it's necessary to outright ban them. They may or may not show a certain bias (same as every other news outlet), but they also often just report the news and not much more, see example:

     
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    Russia is also a autocracy so...
     
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    Qatar is a monarchy, so...
     
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    Ok
     
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    I never even heard of this source until now.
     
  19. Son of Goku

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    Really? I guess since it's aimed at an international audience, Americans don't really run into it.


    Voice of America (VOA) is a U.S. government-funded state owned multimedia agency which serves as the United States federal government's official institution for non-military, external broadcasting. It is the largest U.S. international broadcaster. VOA produces digital, TV, and radio content in more than 40 languages which it distributes to affiliate stations around the globe. It is primarily viewed by foreign audiences, so VOA programming has an influence on public opinion abroad regarding the United States and its leaders.


    It's more or less like "Radio Free Europe".


    Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) is a - organization that broadcasts and reports news, information and analysis to countries in , and the where it says that "the free flow of information is either banned by government authorities or not fully developed". RFE/RL is a corporation supervised by the , an agency overseeing all services.
    During the , Radio Free Europe (RFE) was broadcast to Soviet and Radio Liberty (RL) targeted the . RFE was founded as an propaganda source in 1949 by the . RL was founded two years later and the two organizations merged in 1976. Communist governments frequently sent agents to infiltrate RFE's headquarters, and the regularly . RFE/RL received funds covertly from the (CIA) until 1972. During RFE's earliest years of existence, the CIA and issued broad policy directives, and a system evolved where broadcast policy was determined through negotiation between them and RFE staff.
    RFE/RL was headquartered at in , , from 1949 to 1995. In 1995 the headquarters were moved to in the . European operations have been significantly reduced since the end of the Cold War. In addition to the headquarters, the service maintains 17 local bureaus in countries throughout their broadcast region, as well as a corporate office in RFE/RL broadcasts in 25 languages to 23 countries including , , , , and .
     
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    Also add post millennial into the unreliable source.

     
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    source?
    if true, @mr_shadow pls label them untrustworthy.
     
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    Maybe it can be ranked per category all the others (minus Politcio) are quite good for financial/economic news. Politcio is exceptionally good for political commentary, more if you want to pay a steep fee for "extra objective" commentary. Of course, personally, I would always advise someone to have a wide reading list so avoid news political bias anyway.
     
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    I’m baffled that Reuters is just a tick above Bloomberg what with all the revelations of Mike B and China.
     
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    We're gonna update this index one of these days.
     
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    I'm unsure how they ranked it in this board, tbh. But for financial info, I'd still opt for Bloomy over Reuters since trade desk went with them since the Blackstone acquired Reuters.
     
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    The study this was taken from is from 2018.

    The sources list is from a study that asked Americans how much they trusted various sources. It's not an ideal sources list, but we figured it was better than making one ourselves.

    It's due for an upgrade anyway.

    As somebody recently pointed out, there's a slight discrepancy between this source list and the section guidelines in that some of the sources list don't meet the requirements outlined by the section guidelines.
     
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