I used to feel like The SKIMM was a great, less biased source to get the basics. Leading up to the 2020 election and most certainly afterwards, when there was loads of evidence coming forth about voter fraud (easily found and verified), The SKIMM kept emphasizing that it was ridiculous (in their tongue-in-cheek way). Regardless of who anyone voted for...the fraud and criminal activity surrounding it is beyond scary and threatens the fiber of the American way. I’d say THAT is newsworthy and certainly doesn’t deserve the condescending dismissal it has received by The SKIMM. Terribly disappointed.
Just Democrat DNC trash is available to read.
Completely bias as usual.
They got too political and too one sided. Sadly, I stopped following all of their news outlets and regret ever buying their book.
I used to think the Skimm was more balanced but in the months leading up to the 2020 election, it is clear that they are against anything in the Republican agenda. It is disappointing to say the least that yet another news source cannot be trusted. There is no where to turn that isn’t either super right or super left. And this includes the Skimm.
When I signed up for the Skimm, I read they were moderate and got criticism for being too conservative or too liberal. I gave them the benefit of the doubt and tried it. And while the format, quality and brevity are great, I am disappointed to find this is predominantly liberal media. Their attempts represent the conservative side reveal their bias. Not surprising when you consider Google is an investor but still disappointing.
This app is advertised as “free” with in-app descriptions. However, that’s really a misadvertisement. You can access the app for a 1 week free trial, and then you have to pay. So it’s not partly free, with additional layers of access available for purchase. You have to pay for any and all access except for the 1-week. I’m fine if an app wants to charge, but I think that advertisements need to be honest and not skimming by with a technicality in how they word things. Pun intended.
I’ve tried so hard to like this app. There are truly great things about it. The guides are pretty good; the daily briefs are generally informative. The only problem is that it is nauseatingly biased. I don’t mind hearing news from a different political perspective (it’s keeps me rounded) but they don’t even attempt to have any semblance of fairness. There is no restraint when it comes to pandering to millennials. I don’t want to be pandered to; i just want news without any commentary. If this app could just be the one to finally provide this, it would be the best news app around.
Skimm has been my favorite for sooooo long. I don’t have cable and felt a little lost trying to make sure I wasn’t missing important goings on. It’s really important to me, in a world of everyone shoving an opinion at you, to find something that lets you just be knowledgeable and research further. I used to think that this was it!! It was a non-bias source of information. However, I see tone developing. I’m disappointed and will likely look elsewhere for information so I can read info instead of what feels like someone’s opinion.
The articles on covid in August are from April! I need current info. You only have 4 articles. They can’t all be current?