Adam L Beberg beberg at mithral.com
Sat Nov 1 22:15:38 PST 2003

On Nov 1, 2003, at 11:08 PM, Ian Andrew Bell wrote:

> On Saturday, November 1, 2003, at 06:39 AM, Woodchuck wrote:
>> Perhaps it would be more productive to ask if there is a source
>> of daily general-purpose news that is not biased.
> What's the point?  Why don't we just accept as a society, and educate 
> our children to understand, that information they receive in books, 
> newspapers, on the television, and by any other conveyance IS 
> necessarily slanted.

Because unless it's entertaining it's not news, it's just data people 
ignore completely. The slant IS the news.

"Homes in the forest burn down in tree fire" is not news.
"Football game moved due to huge fire" is...

- Adam L. Beberg - beberg at mithral.com

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