I just signed up for Charter Spectrum TV Choice streaming again.

edisonprime

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This still isn't my primary TV provider. That's Dish Network. I happen to be "moved" to the Twin Cities, MN with Dish and they are having a channel dispute with O & O Fox channels including the Twin Cities KMSP (Fox) and its sister station WFTC (which is a MyNetworkTV affiliate), and by having Spectrum TV Choice I can get KMSP (but sadly not WFTC) with my subscription (even though I mainly get a Rochester, MN market). But believe it or not, that happens to be a very small reason that I signed up for Spectrum TV Choice. One reason I signed up for it was to get TV Land and Oxygen in HD. (You can pick 10 cable channels.) I also wanted some extra On-Demand channels from the Disney stations (Disney Channel, Disney XD, and Disney Junior) as well as getting Disney XD and Disney Junior in HD. I also picked BBC World News (especially so I can get it in HD) and cancelled the News Pack with Dish Network since I only could gain that one channel with the News Pack. I also wanted to be able to watch more channels when there's bad weather out.

Here's the list of the ten channels I picked from greatest to least...

1. Fox News Channel
2. Fox Business Network
3. TV Land
4. Oxygen
5. Cartoon Network
6. Disney XD
7. Disney Channel
8. Freeform
9. Disney Junior
10. BBC World News
 

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Here's the list of the ten channels I picked from greatest to least...

1. Fox News Channel
2. Fox Business Network
3. TV Land
4. Oxygen
5. Cartoon Network
6. Disney XD
7. Disney Channel
8. Freeform
9. Disney Junior
10. BBC World News
#1 was the 1st I Removed!
 

edisonprime

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All cable news is crap.
Cable or local, all news is fake to a degree. I actually picked BBC World News in my package to get a variety and not have to pay extra to get it with Dish. (I was going to get Spectrum TV Choice anyways.) I think BBC World News is fake news, but as with CNN and others, I think it's important to hear all sides. I even think Fox News is fake at times.
 

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Cable or local, all news is fake to a degree. I actually picked BBC World News in my package to get a variety and not have to pay extra to get it with Dish. (I was going to get Spectrum TV Choice anyways.) I think BBC World News is fake news, but as with CNN and others, I think it's important to hear all sides. I even think Fox News is fake at times.
Just to be clear, I don't think the mainstream cable news channels (including Fox) or the evening news shows are reporting fake news stories as part of their news coverage. The problem is the news reporting light on details on these channels/broadcasts. To add to that, they have tons of opinion shows which people accept as news, when it isn't. All cable news opinion shows are is a dose of dopamine to the brain in a fit of confirmation bias IMHO.

In their attempts to distill news content into digestible stories a couple of minutes or less, they remove all nuance and, not uncommonly, balance of perspectives. I prefer to read my news, usually online, from a variety of sources which I know I can trust to provide a detailed yet broad perspective on whatever the topic is. I only use cnn.com, msnbc.com, and foxnews.com to read headlines because I know the actual news stories on those sites tend to be useless to application of critical thought.

If I had unlimited time, I'd read The Economist in its entirety. I've found nothing better.
 

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