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Comment I will not donate to any biased position (Score -1, Troll) 973

I agree and support the idea of wikileaks very strongly. But making a website called collateralmurder immediately makes me cringe. I would be more far inclined to support them if they adhered to policy of being unbiased. Present the story to me and let me form my own opinion. By donating to any biased site, I am using my money to support their opinion as well as their actions. That I do not want to do, for ANY opinion on the left, right, up, or down. I believe that a lack of bias is essential for journalistic integrity.

No matter what the story or what the source is, I will always wonder what filter it passed through before being posted. Sensationalist names weaken the persuasiveness of their postings to those of us that believe in real journalism. It seems that all forms of journalism feel the need to be more and more biased these days. I guess the public gets what they want. Not searching for truth, searching for someone to tell us what we already believe. I mourn the death of real journalism everyday.

Now before people start flaming me for being some conservative nutjob, let me say that in no way do I condone the actions of the soldiers, the subsequent attempt at a coverup, or the intimidate tactics used against the wikileaks staff.

Comment Good (Score 4, Insightful) 973

They need it. They should get attention and money for trying to investigate and report much needed transparency in government. As opposed to most news outlets which have turned into spineless shadows of journalism. I hope this sparks demand for the rebirth of investigatory journalism.

Comment Wrong, at least for poker (Score 2, Informative) 296

Serious online poker players keep logs of their hands. Are you saying that we can't run simple statistical analysis with millions of data points? In online poker, it is not in the interest of the house to cheat the players. They take their cut in each normal hand. Why would they jeopardize their popularity trying to cheat players? They make more guaranteeing fair play.

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