Posts Tagged ‘bias’

Beware of Truth Sayers

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, June 2nd, 2019 - 21 comments

We don’t all have to know all the facts and admitting ignorance is no shame but a virtue.

The Schnews.

Written By: - Date published: 1:16 pm, April 28th, 2018 - 7 comments

Apologies to the Schnews that was actually a pretty good wee publication that came out of Brighton, England.

Is it OK for a woman with an opinion to host TVNZ’s Breakfast?

Written By: - Date published: 11:03 am, January 16th, 2018 - 128 comments

It’s great news that Hayley Holt has landed a cool new gig hosting TVNZ’s Breakfast show. It’s not so great that before she even gets on the air we have to endure the pontification of some pundits about whether or not it’s “OK”, given she stood as a Green Party candidate in the 2017 election. […]

Armstrong still pulling his punches

Written By: - Date published: 8:54 am, November 29th, 2014 - 41 comments

What does it take for Armstrong to call for Key’s resignation, the way he called for Cunliffe’s?

Bias in election coverage?

Written By: - Date published: 9:57 am, November 27th, 2012 - 44 comments

Like everyone else, I find you can get better political analysis from chicken entrails than from Claire Robinson. But it seems she can count and use a ruler and what she discovered is interesting. In last year’s election campaign, the four biggest newspapers featured 138 pictures of Key to 80 of Goff, and Key’s were twice as large on average.

Dumbing down search

Written By: - Date published: 11:15 am, April 24th, 2012 - 18 comments

Do we really want search results tailored to our mood and intelligence? Are we going to take the most powerful aggregate of information ever assembled by humanity and bend it to our cognitive biases?

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