Most of the time, television and news really do not mix. Time pressure and ratings play in very much, so instead of covering stories that are important or relevant, news stations try to create "flashy" "sexy" stories to hold viewers' attention.
Occasionally at work I will watch CNN briefly. Other than that I cannot handle televised news, too much bullshit.
Online news can be found everywhere, I don't use one source. I use whatever I can find.
(on a side note, I find The Onion to be hilarious)