[WikiEN-l] The Register decries Wikipedia's "censorship" via OTRS
johnleemk at gmail.com
Mon Jul 9 02:40:20 UTC 2007
On 7/9/07, Steven Walling <steven.walling at gmail.com> wrote:
> Haha! the BBC prints patent lies, or completely fabricates quotes? I don't
> think so.
Didn't somebody post to the list not too long ago an interesting piece on
how the BBC frequently distorts science stories?
Moral of the story: Never assume a source is right. Just attribute the claim
to the source and let the reader decide for themselves. That's how
Oh yeah, and as others have said, The Register is actually quite good for
technical stuff - their reports on computing are often quite good. I don't
see why we should issue a blanket ban on particular sources just because
they have proven to be wrong on a number of occasions. In such an event,
their reputation should precede them - and we should trust our readers to
know better than to trust a claim printed in, say, the BBC website, over a
counter-claim published in the Lancet.
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