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Re: [OT] Re: [Full-disclosure] Re: Re: George Bush appoints a 9 year old to be the chairperson of the Information Security Deportment
Date: Tue Aug 29 2006 - 20:04:32 CDT
--On August 29, 2006 6:56:02 PM -0400 Valdis.Kletnieksvt.edu wrote:
> On Tue, 29 Aug 2006 17:20:35 CDT, Paul Schmehl said:
>> Hezbollah tells a story. BBC repeats it. No effort is made to see if
>> the story is actually true. But it's not bias. Sure thing.
> That's called sloppy journalism, when you don't bother checking. Bias is
> when you *do* make an effort to check out the story, and then decide
> which version to run with. There's a difference.
Now why do you suppose a reporter wouldn't bother to check? And why do
you suppose his editors wouldn't check to see if he checked? Are they
> For *that* matter Paul, *you* are showing bias (by your own definition),
> since you didn't bother actually finding out if it was a sloppy reporter
> or an actual attempt to slant the facts..
Well, when a news outfit is consistently "sloppy" and almost always in the
same direction (anti-Israel and pro-Hezbollah, for example), then I judge
them to be biased.
You're welcome to believe that they're not, if you so desire.
Paul Schmehl (paulsutdallas.edu)
Adjunct Information Security Officer
The University of Texas at Dallas
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