The CEO NEWS Poll… “Better to have bad news that’s true than good news we made up.” ~ Eric Ries 1000 CEOs polled found these sources

I just polled over 1,000 C-level executives and Board Members about the CEO news sources they use. 

I decided not to edit the list. There are a few news choices I would not recommend. BUT I do love free speech, and these are all recommended by smart C-level execs at Public and Private Equity Backed and other fast-growing companies. Therefore, I am here below supplying the comprehensive list of ALL the suggestions de-duplicated but otherwise unedited.

The news is so bad now I thought I would provide you with this list and I needed it for myself also.

Email me back if you need help with any hiring.  Thanks, and have a great week ahead.

Here you go  


“Joe,  I know we’re somehow connected beyond LI, but it was so long ago I don’t even remember how. Perhaps you did recruiting for my wife, who worked as HR…

Regarding news: Seems like there are two rules:  – Have a variety of sources. News orgs, online, blogs. Be selective.  – Have a good BS detector, so you can sort out the real stuff from crap and lies. Even the good channels can have crap content.  My daily sources are WSJ, selected writers on Medium and Quora, NYT, PBS News Hour, DW The Day.”


I agree with you. In my opinion, what’s wrong is that the ease of using social media has encouraged everyone (too many anyway) to express their own opinions about what’s happening in the world. Opinions are OK, different perspectives are good, but too many people label their opinions as “News”, no one wants to pay for real Journalism, and critical thinking seems to be a lost skill, so here we are. They say that a mark of a person’s intelligence is how much that person agrees with your own ideas; we gravitate to people who amplify our own FUD (Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt).

I do have one really good source of news which I recommend that you include in your list of suggested news sources. It is called “Wake Up to Politics”. It is truly unbiased. Written by a young man named Gabe Fleischer. He is from St. Louis, I received a recommendation from a friend (CEO of a client) here. Gabe is a student at Georgetown University. He currently distributes to 50,000 subscribers nationally & internationally. The interesting thing is that he turned 21 years old a couple of months ago, but has been publishing this newsletter for…years!”


Try a guy named Michael Moe. He does a monthly?, I think not sure, periodical of news and items of interest called EIEIO.”

“Joe, Love your emails. And I will call you again the next time we are hiring, expecting a Big 2nd half. You might try the Bill O’Reilly Update. He does a daily news wrap up”…. 



The Wall Street Journal

The Washington Times

Mo News

Fox News

The National Review



Investor’s Business Daily




New York Times 

Glenn Beck


Seeking Alpha IPO news

Google News



Yahoo News

Breitbart News Network

PBS News Hour

DW The Day

Conservative Tribune

The Blaze




Drudge Report

Heritage Foundation’s Daily Signal


Human Events

The Weekly Standard

Women’s Media Center


Joe Rogan

Charisma Magazine 

Power Line

Bill Maher

Young America’s Foundation Blog 

Bill O’Reilly Update

The Daily Caller

The Christian Post

Christian World News 

American Family Association Journal

The Washington Examiner

Newsmax Media




Private Equity News


“When I read the newspaper, I look for the good news because every thought we think changes our biochemistry. Your hormones are all affected by your thoughts. Pay attention to things that bring you joy.”

‍— Dr. Christiane Northup

“Bad news travels at the speed of light; good news travels like molasses.”

— Tracy Morgan

“Every day I read the Bible and the Newspaper. That way I know what both sides are up to.” — Zig Ziglar 

“The good news is that every morning we have the choice; not to be controlled by circumstances nor our past but by purposely designing our day, hence our lives better. Not to react to life but to respond with love.”

— Bernard Kelvin Clive

“Bad news travels fast. Good news takes the scenic route.”

— Doug Larson

“Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!”

— Anne Frank

Thanks for reading.

Warm summer regards,

Joe Pelayo, C.P.C.

Managing Partner

Joseph Michaels International Recruiters



Bringing together great talent and growing companies since 1990.

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