Processing News & Politics 101

At the behest of a dear friend I began working on a list of media sites, people, and organizations I go to for my news consumption needs. I try to go outside my admittedly liberal-leaning bubble, doing so in the age of the Trumpocracy seems at times to be a direct threat to my physical & mental well-being. Despite feeling like a slacker for not posting this sooner, I’ve been able to edit the list over the last few weeks to better reflect the sources I’m finding most useful (and credible) in this crazy new world.

The initial list was enormous, so consider this the highlights of the highlights (with links & twitter handles included):

Newspapers, Magazines, Etc.:


  • from Slate: Slate Political Gabfest, Amicus, Trumpcast
  • NPR Politics Podcast
  • KCRW’s Left, Right, & Center
  • Pod Save America (formerly Keepin’ It 1600)
  • Amanpour
  • The Axe Files with David Axelrod
  • Cape Up with Jonathan Capehart

News-type Stuff on TV:

  • All In with Chris Hayes: @allinwithchris, @chrislhayes
  • The Rachel Maddow Show: @maddow, @MaddowBlog
  • The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell: @TheLastWord, @Lawrence
  • Meet the Press: @MeetThePress
  • Face the Nation: @FaceTheNation
  • This Week with George Stephanopolous: @ThisWeekABC
  • PBS NewsHour: @NewsHour
  • Washington Week: @washingtonweek
  • Morning Joe: @MorningJoe

This graphic is also a relatively good map to guide your news intake:kp4yax1

…and if you need to digest your news with humor, satire, and/or sarcasm:

  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: @ColbertLateShow, @StephenAtHome
  • The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: @TheDailyShow, @TrevorNoah
  • Full Frontal with Samantha Bee: @FullFrontalSamB, @iamsambee
  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: @LastWeekTonight, @iamjohnoliver
  • Real Time with Bill Maher: @RealTimers, @BillMaher

Have no fear, there’s more to come – this is merely an appetizer! Another course is coming soon…. Cheers!


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