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#1 User is offline   Macworld 

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 04:16 AM

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 04:22 AM

Do these apps come with a bias adjustment?
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Posted 31 May 2010 - 05:53 AM

I will offer the same moderator throat-clearing I did when we reviewed the Huffington Post app: Political though both the HuffPo and Fox may be, this isn't an open invitation to mount the soapbox and share your political views with the world.

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 07:00 AM

Thanks for a fair and balanced review of the APPs and not the content.
I use them in conjunction with Fluent, NPR, and Bloomberg, not to mention a few bookmarked web sights and NewNewsWire, to gather as many points of view as possible, and I encourage others of all political leanings to do the same.
You just might learn something....
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Posted 31 May 2010 - 07:03 AM

View PostChris Breen, on 31 May 2010 - 05:53 AM, said:

I will offer the same moderator throat-clearing I did when we reviewed the Huffington Post app: Political though both the HuffPo and Fox may be, this isn't an open invitation to mount the soapbox and share your political views with the world.

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Personally I have zero interest in a political war either, but just because it's a holiday & I have the extra time, I decided to look up MW's review of the CNN iPhone app. No where in the review, at least as far as I read, did I see any equivalent statement of "idealogical baggage" as was written in the page of FOX NEWS app reviews.

While I may agree that FOX NEWS may be slanted in its presentation of news, it was a bit surprising to not see a like statement within the CNN app review...since it's a pretty "no riding the fence" issue, most people I know choose one news outlet or the other & feel the other news outlet is slanted/whatever. I'm sure someone will come along & complain about "unfair" treatment. Personally I don't care, but assume someone would point this out to "prove a point."
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Posted 31 May 2010 - 07:06 AM

View PostTowerTone, on 31 May 2010 - 07:00 AM, said:

Thanks for a fair and balanced review of the APPs and not the content.
I use them in conjunction with Fluent, NPR, and Bloomberg, not to mention a few bookmarked web sights and NewNewsWire, to gather as many points of view as possible, and I encourage others of all political leanings to do the same.
You just might learn something....


Well put. I do pretty much the same thing, use apps from several outlets instead of relying on just one or two. Helps form a more well-rounded view of the world instead of a narrow "I'm a CNN" or "I'm a FOX NEWS" mentality.
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Posted 31 May 2010 - 07:43 AM

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Fox News greets you with a series of news headlines largely culled from wire sources like the Associated Press; you can thumb through a number of news categories before finally arriving at the Opinion section

This would be a valid complaint, if the service was called "Fox Opinion", but to complain that, in a service called "Fox News", you have to work your way through the news articles to get to the opinions in nonsensical.
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Posted 31 May 2010 - 01:47 PM

View PostKennethfcooper, on 31 May 2010 - 07:43 AM, said:

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Fox News greets you with a series of news headlines largely culled from wire sources like the Associated Press; you can thumb through a number of news categories before finally arriving at the Opinion section

This would be a valid complaint, if the service was called "Fox Opinion", but to complain that, in a service called "Fox News", you have to work your way through the news articles to get to the opinions in nonsensical.


That reads more like an observation than a complaint to me.

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