Originally Posted by Theophilus
Good question Dan. When I post from a source I am careful to provide a link to it. I read blogs but due to their bias (not a bad thing) I don't use them as a source.
Every source has bias. I compare today's 'journalism' to the era leading up to the Civil War. Everybody has an agenda, some are more up front about it than others.
I look for two things for a biased source to be reliable:
1) He credits opposing ideas
2) He discredits vitriol and egregious inconsistency/hypocrisy from his own "side" when he sees it.
The best I know is Andrew Sullivan.
I am personally dismayed and disheartened by anyone who can sit next to Paul Begala (CNN) or Sean Hannity (Fox News) and not call them out as oleaginous apparatchiks.
Only numbers do not lie.