Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 24th Oct 2011 22:37 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Considering the polarising topic of software patents and related IP litigation is coming up a lot lately, I felt the need to write a few words on this thing called 'bias'. This word is being thrown around a lot, but I get the feeling many people are unclear as to what, exactly, it means. Because contrary to popular opinion, there's nothing wrong with being being biased. In fact, there's no such thing as unbiased blogging (or even unbiased journalism).
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by cb88 on Mon 24th Oct 2011 22:52 UTC
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Bias is inevitable.

Here in the US they push "unbiased education". However It just does not exist, Much to the dismay of my best friend who is an EDU major.

And by unbiased they mean biased toward people that don't fit the norms... suck up to the people that have a hard time or don't speak English and waste effort catering to them when they could just learn to adapt an make the best of it and the teachers could actually teach instead of filling out forms and documentation of the students progress and all manner of insanity!

GO US Education system you haven't failed me yet (I was home schooled.)

And as far as reporting and journalism go.. the best reporter understands most of thier audience and gives a biased opinion that deals with those views.

Edited 2011-10-24 22:54 UTC

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