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Old 23 Apr 13, 09:07
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Military.Com as a news source?

Can anyone here give a opinion on the accuracy of this web sites news stories? It has some interesting numbers and statements in its articles & I'm curious about how seriously the information should be taken.

The number of Iraqi/Afganistan war vets and the number of those enrolled in the VA system is the specific item I am looking at.

http://www.military.com/veterans-rep...get?ESRC=vr.nl
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Depends on where the articles are coming from. Some of their contributors are good but then they also just circulate AP and UPI articles.
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Thanks. The wire service items are a known quantity. If they a running those unchecked then we can guess the level of suspicion to apply. Its the other writing that has been the unknown quantity for me.
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Cross reference everything from everyone, but do not inherently distrust an article merely from reading its source. The quality of an outlet varies quite widely from article to article as well as depending on it's context. Xinhua is usually perfectly fine, and others times (like the Senkakus/Diayous incidents) it can read like pravda-lite.
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