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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the problem
by kristoph on Tue 25th Oct 2011 06:32 UTC
kristoph
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The main problem with OSNews today is not that you are biased. It's fine to be biased / have an opinion.

The problem I have with many of your posts is that you simply pick and choose some random article that supports your position on an issue, you wrap it in vitriol, and you present it as fact and any counter argument is met with abject hostility.

You also make no effort to show ANY respect to any opposing opinions, you frequently denigrate other journalists and bloggers, and you make personal attacks against your readers in response to perfectly legitimate comments.

It's totally ok to be biassed and have strong opinions on issues. It's really not ok to call anyone who disagrees with you and idiot / fanatic / liar or whatever. That's really very much beneath you.

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