Dan:
I think that they are probably more reliable than many sources are,
although their bias is probably a little too conservative for some. All
sources are going to be somewhat biased in what they feel is newsworthy,
whether it's due to their focus or editorial bias. I also tend to stay way
from the opinion pieces as much as I can since they are little more than
pure propaganda.

The problem with getting the "real" Taliban side of the story, or the
Palestinian side for that matter, is the severe limitations those regimes
place on what is released to the world new services. The few English
language news services that focus on the Middle East also seem to be the
least reliable - at least according to those that focus more on what's
happening there than I do.

John:
Is Worldnet Daily or Newsmax a reliable source for information on current
events?  If not, what sources do you think are reliable?  I know that Marc
likes The Economist.  What about the rest of you?  I myself don't think
that The Economist pumps out bad data.  But I do believe it is quite biased
in what it decides to report on.  A person doesn't have to lie to be
dishonest, and neither does a publication.  Telling only one side of a
story is not honest.

For instance, has any English publication given the Taliban side of the
story?  I'll bet the answer is no.  How many English language histories of
WWII accurately report the German point of view even in English translation
from the German?

I like to read both sides of any argument, and often it is hard to find
more than one side.  That always triggers my propaganda alert.  How much of
our news is really objective reporting rather than propaganda?

John W. Redelfs                                    [EMAIL PROTECTED]
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"Don't put off until tomorrow what you can put off until the
day after tomorrow." -- Mark Twain
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"All my opinions are tentative pending further data." --JWR

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