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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RE[2]: Comment by frderi
by jaimzob on Tue 25th Oct 2011 18:47 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by frderi"
jaimzob
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2011-08-19

My sentiments exactly. "In the old days" OSNews was full of intelligently written articles about deep tech issues. I learned more from this site than any of the other tech sites. Very occasionally someone, who isn't Thom, still writes a story like that - but it tends to get relegated to the side bar while the main page is filled with 101 more reasons to irrationally hate Apple.

And I'm also tired of hearing that there is "no such thing as unbiased reporting" pronounced in such a superior tone. There may not be such a thing as an unbiased person but there _is_ such a thing as unbiased reporting. That's what makes journalism journalism.

Edited 2011-10-25 18:59 UTC

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