[linux-elitists] Why are boring Randroids meta-news material?

Shawn McMahon smcmahon@eiv.com
Thu Jun 19 10:19:42 PDT 2003

On Thu, Jun 19, 2003 at 08:52:43AM -0700, Don Marti said:
> Responsible journalists have a responsibility to present opposing
> points of view.

That's absolutely true, but what does it have to do with Slashdot?
They, despite the motto, are not a news site, nor are their contributors
all journalists.  They're a blog.  Their only responsibility is to not
say anything that they either know to be a lie or should have known, and
that causes someone damage, and that responsibility doesn't apply to
editing the forum contents either.  They're a glorified BBS.
They've got only slightly higher journalistic standards to meet
than Crackmonkey.

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