Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 27th Nov 2010 10:46 UTC
Legal The US is really ramping up its war on intellectual property infringement, a war which I'm sure will be just as successful, cheap and supported by the people as the wars on drugs and terrorism. The US has started seizing the domain names of various websites through ICANN - not because owners of these sites were convicted of anything, but merely because complaints have been filed against them. Anyone want to take a guess how long it will be before the US government blocks WikiLeaks? Update: The blocks function outside of the US too. In other words, the US is forcing its views upon the rest of the world once again.
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RE: Slant
by twitterfire on Sun 28th Nov 2010 19:08 UTC in reply to "Slant"
twitterfire
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2008-09-11

Thom,

I really appreciate the work you do here and you dig up a lot of interesting stories. That being said, would you mind toning down your personal views and gripes in the article summaries? It seems to me that recently many of the stories you've posted include sarcasm and/or attacks against the readers here.

In the past I've come to OSnews for the professional and, comparatively neutral position. Of late I think there has been more of a slant and I'd really like to see the site focus on unbiased reporting.

So would you mind cutting out some of the comments about terrorism, Apple fanboys, unicorns, etc? I'm happy to read your personal thoughts on your blog, but I think OSnews would be better off reporting just the facts.

Thanks for your consideration.


Well, thank God I am not an editor on Osnews, because it would have been much worse from your point of view.

Thom's articles and stories are as professional as they can be. I've never seen Thom as biased or presenting only one side of the story, and I followed this site for almost five years.

Perhaps you don't like the new articles and news? What you expect? Even if the site's name is "Osnews", the operating system thing is tighter and tighter. I regard osnews.com as a news site concerning tech news and not only. Think of osnews as a "slashdot"-like site, but of course, our readers are smarter than theirs.

If you don't like discussions about rights, about freedom, please continue to read your government's papers, the Holy Bible, The Talmud and leave the Internet alone.

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RE[2]: Slant
by meridianrebel on Tue 30th Nov 2010 14:32 in reply to "RE: Slant"
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2010-08-30

I assume you're not necessarily familiar with the meaning of the word "professional" when it comes to journalism. If it were professional, there would be no bias in any of the articles, and both sides of the argument would be given.

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