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 No it isnt on Mon 24th Oct 2011 23:11 UTC
No it isnt
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Plenty of journalists adhere to the "unbiased" paradigm of the ideology of journalism, which demands they give equal time and attention to polar opposite viewpoints when one viewpoint is correct and valid and the other is sheer lunacy. And of course, when they don't do that, they are blamed of bias.

My point is: neutrality isn't neutral, but lends credibility to unreasonable and harmful demagogy. And in whose interest is that?

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