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The fact is that PJ is widely respected for her hard work and balance,
You are NOT.
Re: "PJ" widely respected
Posted Apr 10, 2011 7:41 UTC (Sun) by FlorianMueller (guest, #32048)
Posted Apr 10, 2011 7:56 UTC (Sun) by swetland (subscriber, #63414)
One might find allegations about "propaganda meant to misinform a community" especially ironic given this context. I certainly do.
Who do you work for again, Mr Mueller?
Posted Apr 10, 2011 8:07 UTC (Sun) by FlorianMueller (guest, #32048)
I publish my own opinions only and we've had the question before.
Posted Apr 10, 2011 8:54 UTC (Sun) by job (guest, #670)
Posted Apr 10, 2011 9:58 UTC (Sun) by stumbles (guest, #8796)
Posted Apr 13, 2011 2:52 UTC (Wed) by CChittleborough (subscriber, #60775)
Posted Apr 10, 2011 16:56 UTC (Sun) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
Do you *try* to come across as unpleasant, sneering, and jealous, or is it native talent?
Posted Apr 10, 2011 12:30 UTC (Sun) by pjm (subscriber, #2080)
I don't know what balance is intended by the above, but I largely stopped reading groklaw precisely because it seemed that the coverage was unbalanced: that groklaw was good at digging up what appeared to be problems in SCO's case, but you wouldn't want to rely on it for a balanced, unbiased portrayal of the issues.
Note, that's just my own assessment, made with the amount of care appropriate to readership decisions. (Someone else said that the bias was more generally a pro-IBM bias; I wouldn't know about that.)
I should add that if groklaw is just the product of an individual writing in their spare time about something that interests them, then maybe that one-sidedness is just a reaction to some underhandedness on SCO's part and an attempt to redress the balance. I.e. the lack of balance doesn't necessarily reflect badly on the person; but whatever tributes you may pay to the groklaw work, I wouldn't praise its balanced writing myself.
Posted Apr 11, 2011 22:45 UTC (Mon) by Wol (guest, #4433)
The problem with modern reporting is that, if the issue under discussion is black-and-white with only one sensible position, the media feel *obliged* to give "balance" by quoting some kook with a clearly unhinged agenda, but they quote him in all seriousness!
Fortunately, gravity was discovered many years ago, otherwise the press would be fawning all over "karmic levitation" to try to give "balance" to the "alleged discovery"!
Posted Apr 12, 2011 22:27 UTC (Tue) by pjm (subscriber, #2080)
However, given the slanging match that seems to have swallowed the rest of the comments on this article, I don't think we'll gain much by discussing ideals in journalism any further here.
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