thanks everyone. I was going to select Lawrence's but then he didn't answer the question. Yes, I do agree with him we need to read from a wide variety sources, and that no source is unbiased, however, he did name what source he felt was the "most unbiased".
I'd have to say it would be what's called the "alternative media" - Internet news sites, bloggers, some (not all) "talk radio"...... Not saying that these are by any means totally unbiased and always trustworthy, but are more reliable than the mainstream traditional media who have basically become govt. & Big Business propagandists IMO
but unfortunately ( & occasionally ) personal opinions can & do cloud the media.
reporting the facts in the day & age of " compensation
culture " has made ( some ) journalism a pointless task!
ask any one reporting on israel.....they'll tell you.
libel accusations are worrying & the original story becomes buried under a mire of corrections!
There are two parts to Fox News.... one would be the news coverage of an event that happened and second would be their opinion shows. I believe Fox will bring more stories of a optimistic nature and show America in a good light vs. the others which only look to bring Bush down... oh.. mixed with some weather... (which if bad is blamed on Bush as well)
Second... the opinion programs are more conservative leaning simply because they have very bright people who do their homework and prepare for their shows... they also allow the opposing view on their shows on a DAILY basis. No other news channel does that.
Talk radio is also another excellent source along with certain web sites.
I would say the least biased is National Public Radio. NPR can usually be heard on college radio stations or classical stations and are run by listener pledges, not private funds. They have no reason to be biased because biased money is not backing their progamming.
Fox News. They are one of the few places that has both conservative and liberal hosts and guests. They give a voice and air time to both sides of the political spectrum. Most of the other media outlets do not.