[FoRK] Re: Air Bin Laden
jtauber at jtauber.com
Thu Jul 22 16:44:59 PDT 2004
Actually, I'm with you.
I like watching Faux, not because it's balanced but because it's
*balancing* when combined with correspondingly left-biased sources and a
disproportionate number of socialist-leaning friends.
However, I think at the end of the day, I tend to be a contrarian. If I
hear enough bias on one side, I tend to immediately fight for the other,
even if that goes against my normal classical liberal leanings.
On Thu, 22 Jul 2004 18:26:13 -0500, "Jeff Bone" <jbone at place.org> said:
> One other bit...
> JT says:
> > I've long given up on Boing Boing being an objective source of news
> > but...
> I thought we'd already established that there are no objective sources
> of news. I happen to like Boing because I like Cory, but I'll be the
> first one to admit that it's definitely biased (as is Salon, as is
> guardian.uk, etc.) The fact that I tend to forward from those sources
> doesn't indicate any affinity for that bias; I actually end up
> absorbing more media from conservative sources (talk radio and Faux)
> than I do more "lefty" channels. I believe you've got to sample the
> full spectrum in order to interpolate a reasonable approximation of
> reality. It's just important to know the bias ahead of time and filter
> it out. And I think that the unprecedented coordination of the "right"
> channels requires the propagation of opposing views --- even propaganda
> --- in order to maintain a certain balance.
> Similarly --- I'm not a big Michael Moore fan, but I'm grateful that we
> have him.
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