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LadyMadonna
08-16-2014, 01:55 PM
Anyone know of a news website where the stories are uncensored and unedited, including photos, quotes, etc? I'm talking about legitimate news websites, not sites specifically dedicated to gore. (I already know they exist). I've grown weary of the TV media & popular news websites showing us what THEY THINK we should see or hear (for instance, playing recordings of 911 calls which are ridiculously "bleeped" for bad language, photos that have little black boxes or blur spots placed over them partially to block "graphic content", etc). I want to see what happens and how it happened.

I hope someone is understanding the gist of my question!
Thanks to all.

The Librarian
08-16-2014, 03:04 PM
There is no such thing.

News is what some journalist decides to publish that day. Uncensored news is a contradictio in terminis.

If you tell us who you don't want to censor your news we can point you to news outlets that have been cencored by people you agree with.

Amateur Barbarian
08-16-2014, 04:03 PM
Bookmark one US news site you reasonably trust, BBCnews, Al-Jazeera and any English-language parallel site of any European country that's not the UK. All four will have different approaches to the news and a good image of ground truth can often be found between them.

Turn off the TV. TV news hasn't been anything but an ad hook for decades.

PastTense
08-16-2014, 06:28 PM
You can try a news aggregation site, such as:
https://news.google.com/

You can personalize it somewhat:
https://www.google.com/intl/en_us/about_google_news.html
https://support.google.com/news/#topic=2428790

Squink
08-16-2014, 07:20 PM
http://www.thepaperboy.com/
Has links to over 12000 newspapers worldwide, sorted by country, and language.
Naturally the quality of the papers varies, but the site is pretty useful when something happens in say, Namibia (http://www.thepaperboy.com/namibia/newspapers/country.cfm). To get to a paper, click thru the map page.

PastTense
08-16-2014, 07:40 PM
If you want uncensored videos as soon as you come across a topic of interest you might check Youtube for videos of interest.

Lamar Mundane
08-16-2014, 07:44 PM
As I read it, the OP wants the regular news, just with the burned, dead, and dismembered bodies unedited, as opposed to the gore sites that go out of their way to show guts, even if it was never news or is ten years old.

I could be wrong, but that's the way it reads to me.

LadyMadonna
08-17-2014, 05:00 AM
My thanks to the three of you that provided appropriate and helpful replies. I'll check them out!

MG1692
08-17-2014, 09:55 AM
My thanks to the three of you that provided appropriate and helpful replies. I'll check them out!

Reuters can be pretty good

http://www.reuters.com/

They generally stick to just the facts without any editorial, and being they sell news their is no value in trying to censor (Though I can not speak for their video content)

LadyMadonna
08-17-2014, 12:40 PM
Reuters can be pretty good

http://www.reuters.com/

They generally stick to just the facts without any editorial, and being they sell news their is no value in trying to censor (Though I can not speak for their video content)

Thanks, MG - I'll check out that site also.

GreenElf
08-18-2014, 06:28 PM
The BBC news that I've watched seems to be much less sanitized than US network news.

Amateur Barbarian
08-18-2014, 08:05 PM
The BBC news that I've watched seems to be much less sanitized than US network news.
It's less a matter of sanitized than that the BBC has not wholly remodeled itself as an advertising vehicle, which US TV news did a couple of decades ago. Soft, family-friendly news that doesn't rile anyone up has bigger retention and ad revenue. (And yes, I am including Fox in that category. Riling people up with pointless BS doesn't drive them away the way showing an unvarnished view of US actions and policy results does.)

bob++
08-19-2014, 05:48 AM
The BBC has two advantages: It doesn't have any advertisers to pander to, and for N. Americans, it gives an outsiders, reasonably disinterested, view of what's going on over there in a language you can understand.

johnpost
08-19-2014, 09:58 AM
The BBC has two advantages: It doesn't have any advertisers to pander to, and for N. Americans, it gives an outsiders, reasonably disinterested, view of what's going on over there in a language you can understand.

the website does have ads for those outside of the UK.

Derleth
08-19-2014, 02:16 PM
Turn off the TV. TV news hasn't been anything but an ad hook for decades.BBC and al-Jazeera both make TV news, so your post is rather contradictory.

Derleth
08-19-2014, 02:19 PM
The BBC has two advantages: It doesn't have any advertisers to pander to, and for N. Americans, it gives an outsiders, reasonably disinterested, view of what's going on over there in a language you can understand.Almost forgot this: The BBC has to pander to the British government, because that's where its funding comes from. Saying it's independent is contrary to the facts, and is, in fact, precisely what a state organ would claim.

robert_columbia
08-19-2014, 05:54 PM
As I read it, the OP wants the regular news, just with the burned, dead, and dismembered bodies unedited, as opposed to the gore sites that go out of their way to show guts, even if it was never news or is ten years old.

I could be wrong, but that's the way it reads to me.

I think that is a major part of it. I don't really want to go out there just to find gore for it's own sake, but I was sort of annoyed at CNN's MH17 coverage with their constant reminders that yes, there are bodies out here that stink and look bad but we can't show them to you because they are supposedly so awful. Were there any legitimate (not gore-specialty) news sites, shows, papers, etc. that did show the bodies?

PastTense
08-20-2014, 01:13 AM
The latest news story which is relevant to this discussion is the beheading of the journalist James Foley by the Islamic State. Did any of the traditional news sources show the the complete beheading? As I suggested I think you can find the full video here:
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=foley+beheading&search=Search

Likewise the MH17 bodies:
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=mh17+bodies&search=Search