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Best and Worst TV Channels and Websites to Watch Election Coverage

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    There is no shortage of television channels and websites to follow election results in real time, but that doesn't mean that all of them are equal. Partisans may be interested in following the results one way while non-partisans may will likely be interested in following the results in another, but everyone should want to make sure their coverage is from a reputable source regardless of political philosophy.

    With that in mind, here are the best and worst television channels and websites to watch election coverage.

    Best Non-political Television Channels and Websites
    ABC
    CBS
    NBC
    C-Span
    PBS

    The Washington Post
    The New York Times
    The Wall Street Journal
    Associated Press
    Reuters

    Best Political (Perceived or Not) Television Channels and Websites
    CNN
    Fox News
    MSNBC

    Politico
    FiveThirtyEight

    Worst Television Channels and Websites
    Half of people would put Fox News on this list, while the other half would put CNN and/or MSNBC, but all three of those organizations, no matter their political leanings, employ reputable journalists and pundits.

    The worst television channels and websites are those which espouse hate and fear and try to divide instead of inform. These publications don't deserve any free advertisements and won't get any here, but all you have to do to check if your source is reputable or not is just do a little digging.

    One minute of research can go a long way in determining whether what you're following is a member of the "worst television channels and websites."

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    I tend to be someone who enjoys more balanced, less sensational coverage and enjoy watching PBS or one of the "big three." Online, I tend to gravitate towards FiveThirtyEight because it's just the numbers.
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    When it comes to bi-partisan, I like c-span the most. The drier and more boring, the better. It's just the facts, or very close to it.

    But I also like playing the game of watching the big 3, especially on election day. CNN I feel is the most glitchy and sensational about everything. I never thought of them as left or right really, more just about sensational. Just because they clearly dislike Trump, my opinion on them has yet to change.

    And then there's MSNBC and FOX. Both representing the left and right ideologies of this country, respectively. It's quite amusing to flip back and forth on their 24 hour cable news channels, during the election result coverage. If the Dems win, Fox will be upset. And vice versa for MSNBC. The commentary couldn't be more different. The logic couldn't be more different either. It's really interesting to watch, remembering they are in fact talking about the exact same election.

    So yeah, C-SPAN. But I also am good with ABC, especially their website. And I like NPR and BBC. Local CBS is usually good too.

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    CNN is the most ridiculous and over the top. It's like they treat the elections as their Super Bowl. I go for PBS for TV. And actually just Google for internet results. Seriously, if you want raw numbers, just type in 'midterm results' in google and it'll show you the real time results (pulled from AP). I do like 538 as well for their by the numbers breakdowns.
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    JaredS Wrote:

    Partisans may be interested in following the results one way while non-partisans may will likely be interested in following the results in another, but everyone should want to make sure their coverage is from a reputable source regardless of political philosophy.

    I feel like that's basically impossible these days. To find a TV channel (or really any source at all) that doesn't inject their personal views into every single bit of information is like finding a needle in a haystack.

    It's so exhausting to try and find "the truth" without there being mountains of biases around it anymore.

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    J.K.Logic Wrote:

    And I like NPR and BBC.

    I'd say these lean the least bit one way or another. True, you can hear a tinge of the left in them, but they're publicly funded. Still, I feel less biased from both of these.