Attention tight-arses: Where do you get your news?

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stunet started the topic in Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 at 10:51am

Now that the paywalls have gone up on certain news sites where are all the tight-arses getting their news? Being a good lefty (Hi Nick3!) I shifted over to The Guardian Aust version but I'm yet to be won over. I've also started reading The Global Mail, a philanthropic venture by the founder of Wotif. It's limited in scope but the journalists appear free to follow issues far longer than other publications. Bernard Lagan's continued investigation of coal mining in NSW and Mike Seccombe's equally tenacious tax stories are great examples. Worth checking out.

I'm also on the database for The Shortlist Daily,which is a short list, funnily enough, of interesting headlines from a variety of sources. The editor there has a good nose for stories, but again it's limited in scope. PoliticOz has a similar set up but my lord is it boring at the moment covering the minutiae of an awfully tedious election.

So if you're a tight-arse like me where are you getting your free news?

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southey commented Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 at 11:21am

here stu ,

i just wait for you guys to recycle it !!!

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wellymon commented Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 at 11:29am

yeah same southey,

Although I'm a stickler for SBS @ 1830 then change to ABC @ 1700.
Not much of a reader, hard enough keeping up with Swellnet forums.

Keep up the good work SN. (well news from STU)

Our brains are too small at the moment to comprehend the reality of what's happening in our forests . We're only just waking up so to speak . The big problem is we think we know everything, we are specks of dust on a timeline and we know nothing .

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stunet commented Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 at 11:31am

Recycle my arse, Southey. I'm getting the scoops brother!

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goofyfoot commented Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 at 11:41am

Goin backwards Welly :)

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salt commented Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 at 11:42am

I have been spending more time on the ABC news pages.

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stunet commented Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 at 11:48am

Yeah Salt, I should've said that too. I'm hitting up the ABC more often.

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sidthefish commented Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 at 12:15pm

only one central hub you need for everything the MSM won't tell you...

Michael Rivero's - whatreallyhappened.com

Forget regular news, you may as well watch Home & Away, or Friends. As for Fairfax/Murdoch Press, read the Jonathan Cainer Horoscopes, the footy, and move on.

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yorkessurfer commented Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 at 12:36pm

Ive stopped looking at Adelaide Now since the paywall went up. I used to love The Punch too till Murdoch shut it down. The comments section was hilarious, I swear nick3 was on there!

If your with Telstra like I am and want the ultimite in tight arsed news go to the Bigpond app. It's unmetered so you don't even use your data which is good for me as I use my phone for everything!
I also look at some of the left wing websites like Independent Australia if I want some balance from the brainwashing of the right wing papers.
Im in Vic at the moment and this morning I was reading The Herald Sun in McDonald's(a tightarse move so I don't have to give Murdoch my coin). In it Andrew Bolt is blaming the Labor Party for the Essendon doping scandal? If I ever feel that those left wing websites are unbalanced I just scroll through a Murdoch rag and feel equilibrium returning.

Here's an interesting story on Tony Abbott's volunteering work in indigenous communities. $45,000 in private jet charters for 3 days volunteering, all paid for by the taxpayers!
http://www.independentaustralia.net/2013/politics/tony-abbotts-costly-in...

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zenagain commented Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 at 1:30pm

News.com.au, Reuters, Yomiuri Shinbun online and my wifes sewing circle.

Watashi wa metabo oyagi desu.

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barley commented Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 at 3:35pm

I still read Adelaidenow until the pop-up blocks me..Other than that usually ninemsn or yahoo7..When I reach an article and the links to other articles come up I tight arse over to those and see whats on those websites. That's my tip anyway.(I don't sit on the internet all day I promise!!!!)haha

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nomad1 commented Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 at 9:29pm

I do the tight arse thing of finding an article on the Australian or Advertiser that is blocked by the paywall. Then copying the headline and googling it. Presto, no more payway.. Take that rupert ya bastard!! haha

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salt commented Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 at 9:51pm

Cheers nomad, I'm on to that.

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southey commented Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 at 10:57pm

yeah , stu .

I thought i saw your image on the ground in Egypt yesterday on world news .....

You had a 6'8 under your arm , i thought it was a poetic scoop .....

But altleast its better than all this " the end is nigh " sought of stuff ......

" SA's Reserve Capacity "

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stunet commented Friday, 16 Aug 2013 at 8:54am

You got keen eyes, Southey, that was me in Tahir, 'cept it wasn't a 6'8" Poetic Scoop but a 6'6" Reverse Vee.

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westie commented Sunday, 25 Aug 2013 at 12:43pm

Here's my list of what I consider worthy independent news sites, not controlled by mainstream media monopolies in no particular order of preference:

Australian focus:
http://www.independentaustralia.net/
http://theconversation.com/au
https://newmatilda.com/
http://www.theglobalmail.org/
http://www.indymedia.org.au/
http://thestringer.com.au/
http://indaily.com.au/

Crikey does have a paywall, but there is a lot of free content. The way to get around the paywall is to get a free 21 day trial. To keep the trial going, just make up a new gmail, yahoo, etc. account, linked to the previous gmail. Keep doing this for each new 21 day trial.

Crikey has the best, and most entertaining election coverage going on in Oz media IMHO, because Huey knows, we we need a good laugh now and again during this time of mainstream media bullshit blitz.
http://www.crikey.com.au/

These two definitely have an agenda but good to see what both sides focus on.
http://www.greenleft.org.au/sections/australian-news
http://australianconservative.com/

International focus:
http://www.truthdig.com/
http://www.counterpunch.org/
http://therealnews.com/t2/
http://www.democracynow.org/
http://warincontext.org/
http://www.antiwar.com/
http://rt.com/
http://www.aljazeera.com/
http://newslinx.net/