Update: Make sure you read the comments. Lots of good news links have been left there by readers.
In recent weeks I’ve received a number of emails from people who have revised their bookmarks, and as a result are looking around for a comprehensive conservative news aggregation site.
It’s a good question: if you don’t want to trawl the AP and Reuters feeds, where is a good place to get breaking news?
Obviously, Gates of Vienna is not the place to go for news. We’re primarily essayists, with a sideline in coverage of European news that would not otherwise reach an American audience.
Back before Fjordman closed his blog, he was the single best source in the blogosphere for breaking news. If it was important, Fjordman covered it before anyone else. He was the first source in English covering the Danish Mohammed cartoons, just a few days after their publication and long before they caused any uproar. If I wanted to keep abreast of events, Fjordman’s blog was what I turned to. Fjordman read everything. He still does, actually.
I’ve rounded up a very idiosyncratic and haphazard list of English-language sites to visit if you want to keep up. Readers are invited to suggest additional sources.
First, some sites that are mainly news aggregators:
- Gateway Pundit is absolutely the best place to find worldwide breaking news. I don’t know how Midwest Jim does it — his site has every news story you would want to read about, plus lots of high-quality photos. If Jim ever sleeps, it certainly doesn’t show on his blog.
- Michelle Malkin covers most major news stories, especially those relating to the jihad and Islamization. She also tackles political correctness, First Amendment issues, and American political news.
- Atlas Shrugs is an excellent source for Counterjihad news, mixed with a healthy dose of vehement opinion. Since she lives in New York, Pamela has had, for example, some of the best coverage of the Khalil Gibran Madrassa in Brooklyn, but she also picks up most major stories from the rest of the USA and abroad. She includes her own photographs, and has more videos than just about any other blog except for Hot Air.
- Jihad Watch is unsurpassed in its coverage of Islam-related news and issues.
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- The National Center Blog is a good place to pick up breaking news. It mostly concentrates on American events.
- Europe News covers — duh — European events, with a mixture of news and opinion in both German and English.
- Redneck’s Revenge is run by a bunch slack-jawed yokels in the Lone Star State, but these guys (All right! I know! There are gals involved, too!) manage to find some of the most interesting news stories. They have a strong focus on military and national security issues.
- For news with a Canadian flavor, Small Dead Animals is a good source.
- The Jawa Report covers both American and international news.
- For news and opinion on Israel, Israel Matzav has comprehensive coverage.
- ¡No Pasaran! features news with a unique transatlantic angle.
Here are some additional sites which mix news and opinion, do deep analysis, or have other specialized functions:
- First and foremost, there’s Pajamas Media.
- And we mustn’t forget (ahem!) the CVF Blog.
- The Counterterrorism Blog is the best source for in-depth coverage of the worldwide fight against Islamic terrorism.
- The Brussels Journal covers European issues, and includes both essays and news analysis.
- Global Politician aggregates news and opinion from many different sources.
- David Horowitz’s incomparable Front Page covers the most important issues, not just jihad-related, but also concerning the struggle against neo-Marxism, political correctness, and Multiculturalism. As a former radical of the Left, Mr. Horowitz understands all too well the nature of the enemy within.
- Daily Pundit is a quirky mixture of news, opinion, and recipes. It’s always recommended.
- The American Thinker provides in-depth analysis on a wide range of current issues.
- EU Referendum is a British blog that concentrates on the European Union.
If you keep tabs on some or all of the above sites, you’re bound to stay informed.
I know I’ve left out a lot of other important blogs. Feel free to upbraid me in the comments, and leave links to news-aggregating blogs that you think should have been included.