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Posted Dec 21, 2012 9:40 UTC (Fri) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
I think you'll find that the culture of objective journalism covers more than just the US (indeed the US is not particularly good at it).
Posted Dec 23, 2012 22:01 UTC (Sun) by dmitrij.ledkov (subscriber, #63320)
Clearly if you don't report, it cannot be biased. Somehow, that is still biased to me...
Posted Feb 8, 2013 13:06 UTC (Fri) by wookey (subscriber, #5501)
It's fair to say I'd never heard of it before so it's clearly not well-covered in the UK (I get almost all my news from Radio4/World service and LWN plus a few other specialist sites), but then I don't find that surprising - most people here wouldn't think it interesting/noteworthy, in the same way that Debconf and FOSDEM aren't. The world service gives a completely different news perspective to the UK BBC, and I reckon is about as unbiased as a news service can reasonably be (as someone else pointed out, total objectivity is pretty-much impossible).
Posted Dec 22, 2012 23:25 UTC (Sat) by marcH (subscriber, #57642)
It's not a fantasy but an ideal / a principle. Some journalists do the best they can to make this separation clear while others don't bother; which do you prefer reading?
This is very similar to software engineering principles: you can never apply them all perfectly but they still have value.
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