Linked by Kroc Camen on Fri 10th Dec 2010 14:28 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes I know that there's a number of readers who don't like it when OSnews covers political topics, I'm one of them. These political upheavals however spell danger for operating system hobbyists and so I dedicate this article to framing the political news within the context of what we are here to read about: operating systems.
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Covering politics
by WorknMan on Fri 10th Dec 2010 19:02 UTC
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OSNews will continue to report on political issues that ultimately affect your ability to use whatever hardware and software you choose to access our content.


Well, covering politics is not the problem, and is in fact quite inevitable. After all, many of the stories about FOSS, patents, etc are political by their very nature and can be hot-button topics for some people.

The problem arises when editors here (and on other tech sites too, it seems) decide to use the site as their own political mouthpiece. This is why I stopped reading The Register a long time ago. If you're covering something of a political nature, why can't you just simply state the facts, and let readers form their own opinions, instead of shoving yours down their throat? If you want to rattle off your personal viewpoints/opinion/religious beliefs, that's what the comments are for.

Of course, you can keep doing as you have been doing and continue to ruin OSNews by turning it into a personal, political blog (as I'm sure you will), but your readers don't have to like it either.

Edited 2010-12-10 19:05 UTC

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