Linked by David Adams on Fri 18th Apr 2008 17:38 UTC
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RE: Define "opinion"
by David on Fri 18th Apr 2008 20:23 UTC in reply to "Define "opinion""
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Kroc summed it up pretty well. If you back up your thoughts and ideas with research, then it's reporting. If you're just pulling it out of your ass, then it's an opinion piece. Some people can pull really good ideas out of their asses, though. That's why I said I'd "discourage" opinion pieces, not that they wouldn't be considered.

Nevertheless, you bring up a valid question, and thanks for giving me the chance to clarify.

Edited 2008-04-18 20:24 UTC

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RE[2]: Define "opinion"
by AlexandreAM on Sat 19th Apr 2008 02:53 in reply to "RE: Define "opinion""
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Some people can pull really good ideas out of their asses, though.

Yeah, but those usually stink...

Sorry, I couldn't resist... I'll fall back to serious-mode from now on.

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