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 frderi on Mon 24th Oct 2011 23:36 UTC
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There's a big difference between reporting facts, and expressing an opinion on those facts. I'm not judging one from the other, as expressing an opinion is good, even if it proves to be wrong in the end.

I'm just under the impression that in the last years, a lot of so called internet based "news" reports are opinions and not reports on facts. While opinions can spice news reports up quite a bit, it seems that some internet news reporters have a harder time these days to distinguish between the two.

This being said, I regard this site more as "OSOpinions" than "OSFacts" thus biased.

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