Charles Jacobs writes that if you're looking for real, gritty news, "Get Thee to the Web." He cites several websites and "citizen blogs" as being great sources for news on current events. If you're not satisfied with the limited, slanted "news" reported in many mainstream media sources (NY Times, Boston Globe, etc.), there are lots of alternative news sources today. In addition to well-known websites (one might call them "mainstream websites") such as Little Green Footballs and the Jawa Report, Jacobs mentions several bloggers (including moi):
"So Americans are turning to the Web for news collated and analyzed by fellow citizen bloggers.... Try it: go to Little Green Footballs and watch the delicious video clip of Christopher Hitchens devouring the spokesman from CAIR (Committee on American-Islamic Relations). Go to Miss Kelly’s blog and read about Imam Muhammad Masood of Sharon now fighting deportation. Solomonia covers the Boston mosque trial with details you won’t find in the press. You can go to Jihad Watch and learn the daily results of jihadi attacks around the globe. You would likely know none of this from The Boston Globe, the Times, the Post. You’d be ignorant."