Twitter/Non-traditional news sources

I use twitter a lot but these few days with the coronavirus hysteria, I am starting to question my own judgement/sanity.
I feel like I am reading a lot banal opinions ie trash as opposed to meaningful, insightful data & I am seriously considering closing my account and reverting back to FT WSJ Economist Bloomberg Time Newsweek subscriptions exclusively
Am I an idiot to have thought that Twitter was a credible source of insight?

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Sep 2, 2020 - 2:22am

Fox News is a great nontraditional news source that hosts batshit insane far-right morons who went to shitty nontargets like University of San Francisco scream and parrot the same idiotic talking points that Donald Trump Jr, Kevin McCarthy, Kimberly Guilfoyle etc. spends hours each day rehearsing in front of their mirror

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Nov 13, 2020 - 10:05pm

Of course, because CNN and the other networks are bastions of high-quality journalism. Didn't one of their top anchors just try to compare 4 years of Trump to Hitler's Kristallnacht? You know, the same Trump who has a Jewish daughter, SIL, and grandkids? Don't get me wrong, Fox is also garbage, but let's not go pretending any one of the major cable news networks is somehow worse than another. They're all shit, just pushed through differently shaped holes into the mouths of an ever-growing population of sheep. 

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Sep 2, 2020 - 11:52am

FT has great analysis. WSJ is good as I find it provides a lot of facts and is pretty light on bias if you ignore the opinion section. Journalism is important. If you have ever conducted research, you know that journalism provides great insight into the times of the day, the perspectives, occurrences, etc. I think in the long-term, much like journalism except exponentially more raw, blogging sites like Twitter will be effective at seeing where conversation was at a given time, provided those tweets can be discovered. I've found some first vlogger videos on YouTube and those are insanely interesting just to be jetted back to late 1970s, 1980s, & 1990s life and culture.

Nov 13, 2020 - 8:03pm

Dude you control your Twitter feed. If you think you're getting low quality information then maybe try following new people. I use Twitter to conglomerate information from top journalists, investors, and economists. They end up leading me to subscribing to new newspapers/substacks because if their free analysis on Twitter is this good I'm willing to pay for their premium content.

Given that your alternative is reading WSJ/BBG/FT, which we all should read regardless, I recommend following editors from those publications.

Nov 13, 2020 - 8:27pm

seriously...these twitter accounts are my news feed

@zerohedge

@BNODesk

@IGSquawk

@ForexLive

@LiveSquawk

@DeltaOne

@4Xinsight

@Axios

and of course

@realDonaldTrump

just google it...you're welcome
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Nov 14, 2020 - 9:16am

I had to block @realdonaldtrump.  I was getting too much disinformation

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Nov 14, 2020 - 8:39pm

Really? None of those are worthwhile. I'd begin with The Bloomberg crew like Balchunas, Joe Wisenthal, Tracy Alloway, etc. and then add in third parties like Dave Nadig.  I'd end the whole thing with @steakumm since everybody needs something to center themself, and I have never seen a better option than the twitter account for this purveyor of shaved beef.

I generally see somebody I know on TV on Bloomberg/CNBC etc. once or twice a week. This sounds cool, until I remind myself that I see somebody I know on ESPN five days a week.
Nov 16, 2020 - 2:58pm

steak-umm bless
steak-umm bless
steak-umm bless you and me

"The problem with Socialism is that eventually you run out of other peoples money" - Margaret Thatcher
Nov 16, 2020 - 3:56am

Lmao at Newsweek. Economist is mostly garbage as well. IYIs go to. 

Never discuss with idiots, first they drag you at their level, then they beat you with experience.

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Nov 16, 2020 - 10:07am

I actually think podcasts are better than most news outlets if you want more independent news sources. Of course no news outlet is completely independent so what I do is I tend to listen to podcasts that are both left leaning and right leaning.

I think Joe Rogan does pretty well at having a diverse set of candidates on. He's had Bernie Sanders, Ben Shapiro, Tulsi Gabbard and Dan Crenshaw on just to name a few.

The other news podcasts I've listened to which I like are

Conservative:

The Ben Shapiro Show(don't agree with everything he says but he makes some pretty convincing arguments, though the man definitely needs to talk a bit slower)

Louder with Crowder(to be honest I have found him to become a bit obnoxious of late but in between you get some pretty good bits of info)

Liberal/Deomcratic

Ezra Klein Show

David Pakman( really well spoken and makes some great points to)

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