Are so-called "alternative media" like TheBlaze and The Drudge Report legitimate news sources?
Don't they both reference and source their information? If so, then yes. I like collected data from different sources.
Are they a news source? Yes , they have news articles. Most of the time it's faster and more up to date than most others.
When news has a theme, it's got a problem.
In theory, information sources should provide as many confirmed facts as possible
Now, it's all about getting a demographic in to sell advertising.
Drudge isn't a news source. He provides links to other sources.
So he's a secondary source
I love Drudge. He has links to tons of different types of articles.
I take in news from many, many sources before I decide on what I believe to be the truth. To do less is to abdicate your own integrity by placing too much blind faith in one source. These are as legitimate as any other source when taken in context.
Absolutely! But check your sources and back it up with other research on your own.
As legitimate as the NY Times
They're certainly more reliable than the DC-controlled MSM.
And Scotty/Okie our own SOH Breitbarts.
Yes they are reliable sources as long as you can identify them.
And I do miss Andrew
No. They are so biased it is total opinion that often contradicts fact. White House .gov is a more reliable source, if that says anything!
American media sucks. You never get real, unbiased news in this country.
You never get unbiased news from humans. Ever.
Bias doesn't make it illegitimate as a news source.
I love Drudge. That sort of rhymes.
I dont think its a matter of opinion. Do they report news? Do they have journalist? Do they produce original reports? Do they do interviews? Do they investigate? Do they get under politicians skins? If yes than they are legit news agencies.
You forget one important question - do they have integrity? That's where they fail
The police? People? Government?
Read or watch a video on the stanford prison experiment.
I know all about the Stanford prison experiment. What does that have to do with Beck or Drudge?
Oh crap wrong thread. Nevermind
That was on the pice state conditioning poll. Sorry
If integrity alone was the measure, certain mainstream alphabet news sites would be delegitimized. This year alone several creative edits of audio was constructed to deliberately change the news story for a political agenda
Very true, komm. Any steady feed of information about current events is a legitimate news source. Any such feed coming from humans will be biased and of mixed and questionable integrity.
No less so than any other.
Yes but like any of the new source they should be weighed against other sources.
Of course they are.
Cowboy has spoken, therefore we have our definitive answer.
You're damn right, Scotty. Its the only answer.