Suggestions on How to Choose the News

I’ve been asked more than once how I decide what news sources to read and from which to extract information. This seems a deceptively easy question which actually turns out to be a somewhat complicated answer.

My thoughts on this complex topic follow.

For sources of news and information…

Start with one of my favorite sayings, often attributed to Daniel Patrick Moynihan by his former aide, Chris Matthews: “You’re entitled to your own opinion, but not your own facts.”

That should be gospel for anyone who is serious about learning, whether from news, history, or anything else.

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