20 March 2006

If a biased article is published and no one tells us, is it really biased?

NGO Monitor “was founded to promote accountability, and advance a vigorous discussion on the reports and activities of humanitarian NGOs in the framework of the Arab-Israeli conflict.”. They applied to be part of Reuters AlertNet which provides content feeds to NGOs. They were rejected because AlertNet claimed that NGO Monitor didn’t meet their feed requirements and because

While we feel that your organisation offers a valuable service, the political arena in which you/we operate is very sensitive - and as you are mainly interested in highlighting anti-Israel bias, we were concerned that if we publish your material, we risk offering a rather one-sided view.

Yes, because exposing bias and one-sided articles from other groups might lead to … bias! Better to just be able to be ignorant.

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An excellent primer in defining disaster down

A timeline of predictions and events in Iraq.

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