Linked by Kroc Camen on Fri 10th Dec 2010 14:28 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes I know that there's a number of readers who don't like it when OSnews covers political topics, I'm one of them. These political upheavals however spell danger for operating system hobbyists and so I dedicate this article to framing the political news within the context of what we are here to read about: operating systems.
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WorknMan
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2005-11-13

I know the topic of the discussion is political articles and why they should or shouldn't be here. I gotta return to a key point though; they accept submissions. If we, the readership, don't like the less OS related articles but want to see the site "returned to former glory".. start writing articles more related to OS'.


Well, my argument isn't that political articles shouldn't be here. I'm saying that if they're going to be here, the authors should at least have enough discipline to stay off the pulpit while writing them. If you just tell me what the story is and exactly what happened from a neutral point-of-view, I think I am intelligent enough to draw my own conclusions without some dyed-in-the-wool liberal trying to spoonfeed it to me.

Note: Don't take the above comment as a cheap shot against liberals, as I have an equal amount of disdain towards conservatives as well.

Edited 2010-12-10 23:38 UTC

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

If you just tell me what the story is and exactly what happened from a neutral point-of-view, I think I am intelligent enough to draw my own conclusions without some dyed-in-the-wool liberal trying to spoonfeed it to me.


And you somehow magically lose said intelligence to draw your own conclusions once there's an opinion in the article you don't agree with?

Curious.

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WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

And you somehow magically lose said intelligence to draw your own conclusions once there's an opinion in the article you don't agree with?


Notice I said from a neutral point of view. Meaning, an article that's well balanced will have viewpoints from both sides of the political isle.

Thus, if you post an article that simply states your viewpoint about a particular subject and you only add points to back up what you believe, how is a reader supposed to draw any intelligent conclusions about a subject if you're also not giving them counterpoints?

For example, when it comes to Wikileaks, was there anything in that information that might endanger people's lives, including those serving in the military? Has it caused anyone to be killed or seriously harmed, or does it have the potential to? If the answer is yes, maybe you think it's irrelevant, but like I said... just lay the facts out on the table and let readers decide for themselves.

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