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goobster  ·  483 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: On the Milo Bus With the Lost Boys of America‚Äôs New Right

Gotta find reputable sources to scan. Really, that's the magic.

I have Hubski, The Daily Beast (Cheats page),, BoingBoing (they are totally nutty, but they link to sources religiously), The Economist, The Two-Way (NPR's version of the Daily Beast's Cheat page), etc.

And then I regularly check reputable news sources like Bloomberg, Reuters, The Guardian, The Independent (RIP), and BBC World News.

You also gotta check in on the the enemy and see what they are saying. So I read The Week, The Federalist, anything put out by the Heritage Foundation, and other frothing loons.

kantos  ·  483 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I see. Thanks for this. I signed up and "subbed" to the journalist so I see it in my inbox to get me going. So you manually go through the sites rather than having some news platform/hub in one place to look at (aside from Cheat pages, which are dank as fuck, awesome tip).

goobster  ·  483 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yeah, I do it manually. Subscribing to a feed means you get a narrowed list of "articles of interest to you".

And I'm sorry, but no fucking algorithm is smart enough to know what is going to "interest" me. My interests are broad-ranging. Wide and deep.

So yeah, page through 6 or 7 key sites' front pages. Look for articles written by certain names. Do it 2-3 times a day, and it takes maybe 10 minutes to get through and maintain on top of stuff. Practice. Habit. Etc.

kantos  ·  483 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Gotchya. Will add some sites to my hotbar. :)

EDIT: Just noticed your links lead to sites that aren't https. Odd, being what they are.