[FoRK] Re: Air Bin Laden

James Tauber 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.

James

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.
> 
> jb
> 
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