posted on Nov, 3 2008 @ 02:29 PM
Originally posted by intrepid
reply to post by LowLevelMason
Bias this, bias that. Is that all you people can complain about? Why not try logical debate for a change. I'm going out tonight to buy new crystal
because went someone loses, either side, I'm going to need them. Sour grapes make for sweet whine. If this little experiment got you shorts in
bunch, tomorrow night is going to cause seizures.
You know its bad when even the moderators are predictable:
I am unsure of what is more interesting, people trying to delude themselves into thinking their bias is somehow just how things are because its
favorably reflected in the poll, or the poll itself.
Denial that ATS on political matters is extremely left-wing, is simply denying reality. Its not "normal" or reflective of the general population. If
you believe that overt bias somehow does not impact the direction and validity of political discussions on this site, you are acting in contrary to
the site motto.
Lots of people attempt
to engage in rational debate on the political forums, but no one is successful when the vast majority of the site is in
the tank for 1 predomiante political ideology. This is why I don't even try, and this is one of the few times I have ever replied to a political
thread. Things go fine, as long as you agree with the predominate bias. I'll take you seriously when YOU go to Red State or some other conservative
blog and try to argue for Obama.
Denying that overt bias has no influence on site discussions is the very definition of ignorance. Personally, I have no problem with it - I simply
ignore the majority of the political threads and recognize that people are talking from a position of obvious bias. But I do have a issue with denying
that the obvious bias even exists.
[edit on 3-11-2008 by LowLevelMason]