Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 
14659 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #2346219 30-Oct-2019 10:40
One person supports this post
Send private message

tdgeek:

 

I didnt read it either, I skimmed it, and when I see sensationalism, credibility has ended

 

I dont expect modern news readers to read the news as they did 50 years ago, but I don't expect entertainment when I watch the news.

 

 

At the beginning of the article it has in bold type "opinion" It is not a news item.





Mike
Retired IT Manager. 
The views stated in my posts are my personal views and not that of any other organisation.

 

There is no planet B

 

 


366 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #2346229 30-Oct-2019 10:54
One person supports this post
Send private message

MikeB4:

 

With freedom of speech and the Press  comes the good the bad and the ugly. If we are only going to allow a perceived good then we are dispensing with freedom of speech and the Press. One just has to exercise ones right not to view, listen or read the stuff one deems as bad.

 

 

That is what is happening. They have been making more and more low-value tabloid style pieces. Viewers have been exercising the option to not view it, so their ratings drop and the price they can sell their advertising for drops. Leading to making even more low-value pieces and so on until they aren't a viable business anymore. At which point they complain how unfair it is that TVNZ isn't paying the government a dividend.


 
 
 
 


19037 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #2346232 30-Oct-2019 10:57
Send private message

MikeB4:

 

tdgeek:

 

I didnt read it either, I skimmed it, and when I see sensationalism, credibility has ended

 

I dont expect modern news readers to read the news as they did 50 years ago, but I don't expect entertainment when I watch the news.

 

 

At the beginning of the article it has in bold type "opinion" It is not a news item.

 

 

It wouldn't rate it as an opinion piece. Kardashians arent either. Your making it very easy for any attention seeking loudmouth shenanigans to be thrown into the news mix and be part of the overall news coverage


14659 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #2346238 30-Oct-2019 11:02
Send private message

tdgeek:

 

It wouldn't rate it as an opinion piece. Kardashians arent either. Your making it very easy for any attention seeking loudmouth shenanigans to be thrown into the news mix and be part of the overall news coverage

 

 

So who will be the arbiter of whose opinion is allowed and whose opinion is not?  Remember you don't have to agree with the premise of an opinion for it to be an opinion.





Mike
Retired IT Manager. 
The views stated in my posts are my personal views and not that of any other organisation.

 

There is no planet B

 

 


1114 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  #2346240 30-Oct-2019 11:07
3 people support this post
Send private message

MikeB4:

 

tdgeek:

 

It wouldn't rate it as an opinion piece. Kardashians arent either. Your making it very easy for any attention seeking loudmouth shenanigans to be thrown into the news mix and be part of the overall news coverage

 

 

So who will be the arbiter of whose opinion is allowed and whose opinion is not?  Remember you don't have to agree with the premise of an opinion for it to be an opinion.

 

 

 

 

LOL, I remember at high school I answered a question "In your opinion what did the author mean by this..." , I was marked wrong, argued with my English teacher I could NOT be wrong, he asked for my opinion, he got my opinion and therefore it must be right.

 

Got thrown out of class. 


19037 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #2346243 30-Oct-2019 11:12
Send private message

MikeB4:

 

tdgeek:

 

It wouldn't rate it as an opinion piece. Kardashians arent either. Your making it very easy for any attention seeking loudmouth shenanigans to be thrown into the news mix and be part of the overall news coverage

 

 

So who will be the arbiter of whose opinion is allowed and whose opinion is not?  Remember you don't have to agree with the premise of an opinion for it to be an opinion.

 

 

Its not about agreeing or disagreeing. That's why its termed an opinion.  If this guy ranting and being loud and brash or Richardson, they are just being loud and brash as that's their thing, its stardom, my name in lights, keeping myself relevant, attention seeking. The issue there is that the price becomes irrelevant, its just a tool for an actor to act for. Infotainment. Its a new low. So continue TV3, and goodbye when you fold.


14659 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #2346247 30-Oct-2019 11:27
Send private message

tdgeek:

 

MikeB4:

 

tdgeek:

 

It wouldn't rate it as an opinion piece. Kardashians arent either. Your making it very easy for any attention seeking loudmouth shenanigans to be thrown into the news mix and be part of the overall news coverage

 

 

So who will be the arbiter of whose opinion is allowed and whose opinion is not?  Remember you don't have to agree with the premise of an opinion for it to be an opinion.

 

 

Its not about agreeing or disagreeing. That's why its termed an opinion.  If this guy ranting and being loud and brash or Richardson, they are just being loud and brash as that's their thing, its stardom, my name in lights, keeping myself relevant, attention seeking. The issue there is that the price becomes irrelevant, its just a tool for an actor to act for. Infotainment. Its a new low. So continue TV3, and goodbye when you fold.

 

 

opinion as a noun = a view or judgement formed about something, not necessarily based on fact or knowledge. In the case of the Vegan piece TV3, Newshub, the presenter or whom ever are not stating a fact. They are as they have highlighted stating an opinion. The reader, viewer or listener can take from that what they want. They can like or hate it that does not alter that the article is an opinion piece. For a piece to be and opinion it does not need to be liked , disliked, right or wrong, good or bad it is just an opinion.





Mike
Retired IT Manager. 
The views stated in my posts are my personal views and not that of any other organisation.

 

There is no planet B

 

 


 
 
 
 


Lock him up!
11365 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #2346272 30-Oct-2019 12:21
4 people support this post
Send private message

One of the reasons I like Australian news and consider it relevant to me as a Kiwi, is that it is serious and tries to inform, not entertain. I am talking about the public service news, of course, on ABC and SBS. This is generally of a much higher standard and quality than anything we get here. I particularly enjoy the Drum, which discusses current events in an intelligent and thoughtful manner and does not (thank goodness) try to be 'infotainment', though it can also be entertaining. 

 

 





I don't think there is ever a bad time to talk about how absurd war is, how old men make decisions and young people die. - George Clooney
 


4847 posts

Uber Geek


  #2346964 31-Oct-2019 21:08
2 people support this post
Send private message

Fair enough, but that still doesn't entice me to want to see Australian news. New Zealand news - in the manner you describe - now that might pique my interest. More than some item on something happening in the middle of the Outback anyway (for example), as that doesn't really affect me or my life.


2127 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #2347034 1-Nov-2019 08:12
One person supports this post
Send private message

sir1963:

 

LOL, I remember at high school I answered a question "In your opinion what did the author mean by this..." , I was marked wrong, argued with my English teacher I could NOT be wrong, he asked for my opinion, he got my opinion and therefore it must be right.

 

Got thrown out of class. 

 

 

As expected.

 

Context is the key to whether you are right or wrong.

 

It is not correct that you must be right because the context is that this is an assessment of your response as a scholar. The teacher is assessing your understanding of the topic. There is a standard that you are being assessed against and, in this case, your opinion was assessed as failing to meet the required standard.

 

You would be right if your opinion is expressed in general conversation in which case there is no standard that your opinion is measured against.


2127 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #2347058 1-Nov-2019 09:01
Send private message

MikeB4:

 

opinion as a noun = a view or judgement formed about something, not necessarily based on fact or knowledge. In the case of the Vegan piece TV3, Newshub, the presenter or whom ever are not stating a fact. They are as they have highlighted stating an opinion. The reader, viewer or listener can take from that what they want. They can like or hate it that does not alter that the article is an opinion piece. For a piece to be and opinion it does not need to be liked , disliked, right or wrong, good or bad it is just an opinion.

 

 

I can't think of a compelling reason why fact and opinion should not be or cannot be assessed in the same manner. It is normal and rational to assess any information in a similar manner, e.g. Fact, Fiction, or Opinion? Evaluating Online Information

 

An opinion piece label is used to express various things:

 

  • that the content is more opinion than fact
  • that the content is less authoritative because the writer does not have sufficient expertise to be called an authority on the topic
  • that the content is an editorial which is an opinion piece purporting to represent the position of the organisation or owner

It is disingenuous to require "opinion" label to merit a less stringent level of assessment.

 

While facts and opinions are different, all news reporting represents a mix of these - plus other features such as accuracy, fiction, values, etc.

 

News organisations know that an opinion is just as much news as any facts. Any opinion can, when it is reported, become news. Just as any opinion can also become a fact.


1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Withings launches three new devices to help monitor heart health from home
Posted 13-Feb-2020 20:05


Auckland start-up Yourcar matches new car buyers with dealerships
Posted 13-Feb-2020 18:05


School gardens go high tech to teach kids the importance of technology
Posted 13-Feb-2020 11:10


Malwarebytes finds Mac threats outpace Windows for the first time
Posted 13-Feb-2020 08:01


Amazon launches Echo Show 8 in Australia and New Zealand
Posted 8-Feb-2020 20:36


Vodafone New Zealand starts two year partnership with LetsPlay.Live
Posted 28-Jan-2020 11:24


Ring launches indoor-only security camera
Posted 23-Jan-2020 17:26


New report findings will help schools implement the digital technologies curriculum content
Posted 23-Jan-2020 17:25


N4L to upgrade & support wireless internet inside schools
Posted 23-Jan-2020 17:22


Netflix releases 21 Studio Ghibli works
Posted 22-Jan-2020 11:42


Vodafone integrates eSIM into device and wearable roadmap
Posted 17-Jan-2020 09:45


Do you need this camera app? Group investigates privacy implications
Posted 16-Jan-2020 03:30


JBL launches headphones range designed for gaming
Posted 13-Jan-2020 09:59


Withings introduces ScanWatch wearable combining ECG and sleep apnea detection
Posted 9-Jan-2020 18:34


NZ Police releases public app
Posted 8-Jan-2020 11:43



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.