On 2009-04-10, Erik Funkenbusch <erik@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> claimed:
> On Fri, 10 Apr 2009 08:22:41 -0500, Sinister Midget wrote:
>> On 2009-04-10, Chris Ahlstrom <ahlstromc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> claimed:
>>> After takin' a swig o' grog, Erik Funkenbusch belched out
>>> this bit o' wisdom:
>>>> Gee... dated at least 6 days ago.. I wonder how Roy "missed" this bit of
>>>> Linux news?
>>>> Or could it be that Roy only publishes "news" he thinks is positive about
>>>> Linux, or negative about Microsoft or Novell? Nah, that can't be it.. that
>>>> would be biased and unethical for a so called "journalist".
>>> You and Tim are pretty slow on the uptake, hmmm?
>>> Everyone else knows Roy wears his heart on his sleeve, and they account for
>>> it and move forward.
>> "Advocacy" doesn't require anyone to focus on the negative news of what
>> they're advocating
> I didn't say "focus", and Roy doesn't claim to be an "advocate". He claims
> to be a "journalist". That's the difference.
"Journalists" can choose what they cover provided that they aren't
subject to the whims of a boss, such as an editor. Right?
Assuming a person has complete control over all of their own material:
* Can a "journalist" who covers special interest stories choose to
cover one particular area or person while ignoring the existence of
other that may be as interesting?
* Can a "journalist" cover the details of one game, or one type of
game, while making bare mention of alternatives? Should bowling or
curling get as much press as baseball, track, tennis or swimming?
* Does a "journalist" have to cover events in the Middle East,
Antarctica, Africa and Asia equally? Can one specialize in a given
area over another area?
* Do "journalists" have to cover stories about space and give that
equal footing with advances in hydroelectric power generation? Or, do
stories of advances in medicine need to equal, either in number or
impact, stories about fuel efficiency advances?
Nonetheless, whether Roy calls himself a journalist or not, he posts
pro-linux/anti-monopolist posts to a linux advocacy group. He could
call himself Mayor of Krypton for all of the difference it makes in the
types of posting and where he posts them.
Plus, Matt already pointed out that Roy covered this very thing. Twice.
Are you so behind on your reading(1) that you haven't come to those
(1) We know you have to read everything Roy writes and make negative
comments on as much as possible. $MONOPOLY will be displeased to
know you aren't keeping up.
Be careful! UGLY strikes 9 out of 10!