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  •  Impartial sources (9+ / 0-)

    have no more value than ones that are more biased.  That is an debate that is very vibrant right now and a lot of excellent arguments are being made about the value of media and blogs who take a point of view vs. ones who don't.

    Besides which, there really are very few mainstream sources who are unbiased. All you have to do is watch the NSA story playing out in the MSM to know that they take a pro-govt. stance, almost without exception. A Quinnipiac poll commentary from today made that statement.

    "Justice is a commodity"

    by joanneleon on Wed Jul 10, 2013 at 01:44:31 PM PDT

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    •  LOL (1+ / 0-)
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      So I assume that you're getting your info about the Zimmerman trial, and the likelihood of conviction, exclusively from the defense.


      •  The Manning trial (10+ / 0-)

        The best information on the Manning trial is coming from blogger journalists who are at the trial and have been there from the start, through the hearings, etc.  And they are not impartial, at all, in fact they are very biased in Manning's favor.  That doesn't mean they can't report the facts.  That doesn't mean that reasonable, thoughtful people can't read their reports and filter out any bias if they are not interested in that.  In fact, they are so good that mainstream journalists go to them for information.  They are good journalists who report thoroughly even though they don't hide the fact that they have a point of view.

        No, I'm not fucking kidding.  Why do you always have to be such a jerk?  I didn't insult you, I just disagreed with you. Can't you handle someone disagreeing with you? Can't we, for once, just debate something without the insults and childish crap?

        "Justice is a commodity"

        by joanneleon on Wed Jul 10, 2013 at 02:01:42 PM PDT

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        •  "Filter out" (0+ / 0-)

          I'd like to know how I can "filter out bias" in a way that provides me with relevant information that the blogger or reporter may have never included in the first place because it didn't comport with his preconceptions. If I could do that, it might even make Fox News watchable.

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