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Comments from feedback form - "A really useful antidote to th..."

A really useful antidote to the limited reporting we have read in our newspapers. Thank you. (talk)12:25, 21 June 2011

Don't about the other people, but I thought it was pretty good

Your questions were well thought out and at no time did I find any bias or problems. In fact, I quite enjoyed your interview. Kudos. (talk)15:24, 9 July 2010

Comments from feedback form - "very bias,indeed i would of li..."

very bias,indeed i would of liked to hear more about how china differs in thoughts and not just how the european countries think.good day (talk)15:53, 8 June 2010

Comments from feedback form - "incredibly leading questions. ..."

incredibly leading questions. the interviewer displays clear bias through complicity, and makes little attempt to argue against the points made (talk)09:57, 14 May 2010

Why would I argue against the points made? That would be bias. It is up to you to argue against (or for) the points made and draw your own conclusions, not for me to try and make or break them.

Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs)17:05, 14 May 2010

Because I have little knowledge about the political situation in Greece, I have found the interview interesting even without arguing.

But I do think that playing the role of advocatus diaboli is considered a good habit in journalism, not a bias.

Tchoř (talk)14:42, 19 May 2010

Even the toughest pros (Paxman, Humphrys) ask leading questions now and again. I think the tactic of asking a sympathetic warm-up question ("slavish pursuit of free-market capitalism") is risky: in this case the interviewee felt able to wrap her answer up in Marxist jargon.

InfantGorilla (talk)18:23, 19 May 2010

I do agree on that one. The first question should have been different.

Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs)17:48, 22 May 2010

Comments from feedback form - "I suppose it's asking too much..."

I suppose it's asking too much for wikinews to remain neutral on political issues, blatantly give one side an "exclusive" interview while ignoring the other side of the argument isn't the right way to cover news. Granted it's only an interview, but it's an interview of only one side of an issue, how neutral is that? It isn't, I'd rather not see the article at all than have a one-sided story being covered. We already have way too many news websites with political opinions, I'd like to at least have one that harbors no political affiliations. (talk)00:49, 14 May 2010

Lol. If you can get the other side - the Greek government - to talk, I'm ready and willing to interview.

Remember, I interviewed America's leading neo-Nazi shortly after Obama was elected.

Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs)06:18, 14 May 2010

Fair enough, I guess I'm just not a fan of the communists or the fascists, they all result in the same thing anyways. One individual that rules with absolute power, I can't help it that I have an opinion. Wouldn't it make more sense to interview people from Greece with no political agendas, you know average citizens? I'm not criticizing this article, I'm just giving my feedback. I realize they probably aren't as willing or as interesting to do an interview on and are likely more difficult to contact but I'd prefer to listen to someone that actually only witnessing these events and not partaking in them. Besides, I'd assume most people already know where the communists stand on issues in general. Again I'm not bashing the article or the author, just giving my opinions and suggestions. (talk)14:31, 14 May 2010

That's more constructive. I would like to get some 'man on the ground' type stuff; although it is - ironically - more difficult. It does help that English is more common there now than it used to be; my Greek extends to 'thank you' and 'you're welcome'.

Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs)17:04, 14 May 2010

The fact that you would think that the opposite to Obama are neo-Nazis clearly displays bias

I'd like to see this interview you speak of if you would provide a link to it (talk)13:51, 19 May 2010

I never described him as the opposite to Barack Obama; I produced him as an example that I will talk to anyone, and that I will treat them the same way. He is, in fact, the opposite to the US communist party (who failed to respond to an interview request).

Feel free to pursue US Nazi leader talks about Barack Obama, the economy and more; you will find a mix of questions tailored towards addressing perceptions of Nazism (hint: based on his responses, it remains its old stereotypical self) and a selection that every US political candidate should have answers to.

Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs)14:28, 19 May 2010

What I am saying is there are more credible groups opposed to Obama that could have been interviewed.

By choosing to interview the obviously retarded ones as the key opposition, the "other side" as you put it, is clear distortion mongering. (talk)05:28, 22 May 2010

Stop creating strawmen. I still haven't described him as the other side. The point of bringing the man up is to demonstrate that I will talk to anyone. America was in full Obama-fever; asking a professional racist about him is going to be, ah, controversial.

Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs)10:00, 22 May 2010