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Old 03-26-2015, 07:09 PM
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Originally Posted by brickbacon View Post
Because the podcast claimed to be balanced and to be a fact finding exercise.
1. "Balanced" is a tricky word. It should not mean "I pick two sides and give them equal weight and importance regardless of what my investigations turn up."

2. Of course it should be "fair." But very often, fair and balanced are in conflict.

3. I would say they should present the facts fairly, but the issue of fairness should be based on the facts, not, as in the wording I pointed out "fair to those who think Adnan did it."

They have an obligation to be fair. They have no obligation to be fair "to people who think X," whatever X might be.

5. For the record, I think Adnan did it and I don't think there was anything unfair about the way the podcast was done.
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