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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Comment by ilovebeer
by ilovebeer on Mon 24th Oct 2011 23:52 UTC
ilovebeer
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2011-08-08

Blogging is about opinions and perception of events so bias in blogging is to be expected. However, it's ridiculous to say there's no such thing as unbiased journalism. Media, especially the American media, is heavily biased, but there's plenty of unbiased reporting out there as well.

What I find alarming is how many non-thinkers there are. People who are clearly "programmed" to be bias versus those whose bias are a result of the persons own well-informed conclusions.

There's no shortage of sheep so I don't anticipating any of this changing any time soon.

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