Streetwise: What's your primary source of news?


As technology evolves, so does the dispersal of information. This week, Roving Reporter Stan Wharton went to The Livery to ask residents where they get their news -- when they aren't reading the Danville Express, of course.


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Posted by [removed]
a resident of another community
on Mar 8, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Thank you, Stan,

Excellent question and good answers. Personally, watching Faux (FOX) Snooze (News) would not be a choice. They do provide exceptional comedy for Jon Stewart and the Daily Show, so they do have some purpose.

I receive various global news feeds daily from Reuters, API, Straits Times and various subscriber information services. My focus is global economy and politics with a specific interest in technology development and its impact of world economies.

Locally, I receive subscriber news services as the in-depth study of economics, politics and culture in our various Contra Costa corridors. I enjoy the various sites for local news summaries. [Portion removed due to disrespectful comment]

I applaud you streetwise column and thank you.

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Posted by Rich
a resident of Danville
on Mar 9, 2012 at 10:18 am

Wall Street Journal !!

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Posted by Katy Merrick
a resident of Danville
on Mar 11, 2012 at 10:20 am

Wall St Journal? Indeed! Check it out.

Top Circulation of US Newspapers:

1. Wall Street Journal 2,117,796
2. USA Today 1,829,099
3. New York Times 916,911
4. Los Angeles Times 605.243
5. San Jose Mercury News 577.665

Wall Street Journal, Indeed!

Now, as far as new, some clowns get their news from Comedy Central ... that makes sense!

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Posted by spcwt
a resident of Danville
on Mar 12, 2012 at 6:57 am

I’ve never watched Fox News. Not once. I don’t get that channel. Nor have I watched any TV news in the past 15 years for that matter.

But I find it ironic that those who claim to know the most about how bad Faux Snooze is are its harshest critics. How do they know it is so bad? Are they actually watching it? Or are they just parroting what they’ve been told? Do yourself a favor. Don’t get your news from TV.

I like the Wall Street Journal and read it daily, but they are terribly biased and often wrong. But they are often right and more often than not they report stories that the rest of the media ignores.

I’ve read every edition of Time Magazine cover to cover since 1992. Sadly, it has lost its best writers. It generally portrays conservatives in a negative light and often cheerleads for Democrats and pet issues dear to most Democrats like climate change, racial issues, income inequality, etc. They also were uncharacteristically cheerleading Bush in the run up to the Iraq war, as did the NY Times. Shame on them both.

I subscribe to Wired Magazine, Mother Jones, The Atlantic, Harpers, the Economist and Vanity Fair. I also subscribe to the San Ramon Valley Times and have read it daily for nearly two decades, even though its quality has deteriorated precipitously.

I’m probably one of the few who still reads print media. I can’t stand reading on my wife’s Ipad.

I also like listening to NPR.

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Posted by GG
a resident of another community
on Mar 14, 2012 at 10:01 pm

Do we really have a choice? The Bay Area News group owns the following papers:
Mercury News
San Mateo County Times
Contra Costa Times
East County Times
San Ramon Valley Times
The Oakland Tribune
The Daily News
Pacifica Tribune
Marin Independent Journal
Santa Cruz Sentinel
The Argus
Tri-Valley Times
The Hills
East Bay Community Newspapers
Milpitas Post
Silicon Valley Community Newspapers
Vallejo Times Herald
Vacaville Reporter
there's probably more, who knows...
as well as

Scene Magazine
La Ganga Especial
Jobs, Careers & Education

For any local or bay area news we are stuck with the views of the Bay Area News Group and their reporters biases.

By the way, how much is your subscription? My sister who lives in Sunnyvale was sent a bill for 129.00 for a one year subscription for the Mercury News. She called and asked what mine was for the Contra Costa Times, I told her 60.00 for a year. She called the Mercury News and complained, they gave her a year for 80.00. So how much is your subscription? (The subscriptions are for 7 days a week)

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