Foreign News Sources

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Thursday, October 15, 2020, 14:24 (4 days ago) @ hromero

I subscribed to foreign news sources for news about the U.S. when I lived there because often times I felt it important to get information from sources who are "outside of the woods". While I no longer have the resources to subscribe to those sources I still search for news about the U.S. that are not from there in addition to the native sources. I consider external news sources about Mexico just as valuable, though they should not be consumed to the exclusion of local sources for sure. The problem I find with Mexican sources of news is that they are far more prone to be getting large percentages of their revenue from political parties and to be very biased in their reporting. Not saying that doesn't happen in the U.S. but I have had a learning curve in trying to find the more neutral sources. That unfortunately includes several of the news sources linked on your page. I very much appreciated the links as a place to start but have learned that I needed to expand beyond those sources to get the fuller picture I feel I need. I am still learning.

I on the other hand feel that I already understand Mexican lifestyles and culture to the extent that I find more bias than useful information in most foreign media sources.

Political slants when read with care and understanding can offer as much insight as what you consider neutrality, something I learned my very first semester in college. And a lot of what appears to be neutrality on the surface isn't when you are able to see it in the context of the bigger picture. No one criticizes what is wrong with the USA better than estadounidenses, just like no one criticizes what is wrong with Mexico better than Mexicans. But then when reading articles by Mexicans abroad such as Carlos Loret de Mola or Jorge Castañeda one must understand their own personal histories and biases, which I do very well. Well respected or well educated does not mean always correct or unbiased. That goes for me as well as for anyone else.

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