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I was wondering what resources there are for getting the REAL news, including both things in our country and around the world. Any publications, magazines, newspapers, websites, or other that you go to or LOVE for getting the news??

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I highly recommend that you bookmark the McClatchy Newspapers' Washington Bureau website:
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/

McClatchy acquired the Knight-Ridder Newspapers last year and not only get its award-winning staff but has recently upped the news service's profile.

McClatchy/Knight-Ridder's coverage of the run-up to the Iraq invasion and subsequent occupation has been stellar:

A special Pulitzer for Knight Ridder's pre-war coverage?

Pulitzer prizes for journalism are awarded in the year after the work is published. Curiously, the letter nominating Knight Ridder's Washington reporting for an award in 2004 began by citing a Sept. 6, 2002, story. That story, by Jonathan S. Landay, was one of a number written in 2002 by Landay, Warren P. Strobel and Bureau Chief John Walcott that challenged and debunked the administration's case for war against
Iraq.

Those stories arguably were of Pulitzer Prize quality. After all, while much of the press joined in lock-step with the administration's march to war, Knight Ridder (now McClatchy Newspapers) and its three correspondents had the courage to buck the tide and dig out well-grounded misgivings about the build-up to war.


More here:
http://www.niemanwatchdog.org/index....&showcaseid=43

These journalists reporters were prominently featured in Bill Moyers report Buying The War: http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/btw/index.html

Their Iraqi women reporters in its Baghdad Bureau recently won a Courage in Journalism Award from the International Women's Media Foundation:
http://www.iwmf.org/press/10092

You should also note that McClatchy is a chain of newspapers (Star-Telegram, Sacramento Bee, Kansas City Star, Miami Herald to name a few) but its article are published across the country.

Finally, no I don't have any friends and/or relations with these folks but have been able to correspondent back and forth with their reporters and editors the past couple of years (even in their Baghdad office). This outfit is what journalism is all about imo, hence the serious 'sales' pitch here.
 

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