My Top 3 Websites
These are my top 3 websites:-
In my opinion this is the most interesting news source online. It's slightly left of centre. Its editorial has supported Labour and LibDems in the past. I like it because it's strong on liberal issues. For example, it was chosen by Snowden and it has been tireless in reporting his revelations.
Whereas I find the Guardian most interesting, I find the BBC to be the best source of news. It tries desperately to be unbiased. It is attacked by the left AND the right for favouring the other side, which suggests it gets the balance right most of the time. It's particularly good for World News and Sport- obviously with a bias in emphasis to the UK.
This is a bit of a cheat- clearly its a website within my second choice. The choice and the archive is so good, I think it deserves to stand alone. Just a couple of examples to illustrate my point:-
- Desert Island Discs This program has been running since the 1940's. Each week a celebrity is interviewed and asked to pick the 8 discs that they would take to a desert island. They also get to pick their favourite book and a luxury item. The great thing is that many of the programs are archived- there are thousands to chose from. The latest interviewee was Malcom Gladwell. The other great thing about this program is that each episode lasts about 45 minutes- just enough to get a piece of work done as you listen.
- Agree to Differ This is a brand new programme. I listened to the first episode last night. The format is to take a current controversial topic and use a mediator to work with two people on opposite sides of the debate to state their positions, seek common ground and crystallise their differences. Last night's subject was 'Fracking' - I learned more about fracking in that 43 minutes than I believed possible. What an inspired format. The programme is available to listen to/download right now.
What are your Top 3 Websites?
Mine are obviously UK centric. It would be great to hear what the rest of the world uses.
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