Are we balanced or biased?


It was with much interest that we read Peter Lalor, cricket writer in “The Australian” newspaper, commented on two posts (link1, link2) on our blogsite.

On reading through his comments, we did wonder if we did project a balanced  and objective view on this blog.

We have often disagreed amongst ourselves. This is often a sign of different opinions mixing together to form a tolerance-based balance. if nothing, the checks and balances are there. Given that this is a blog in which anyone who cares to can comment, our views have incited open debates and discussions on a range of topics.

We have, from time to time, praised, for example, the Australian team or the English team or the South African team for their strategy, their cricket, their work ethic, their professionalism, etc.

We have criticised teams (mostly Australia and England) for the way they play their cricket. We have also criticised the press (be it Indian or Australian or English — Mike Atherton). We have illuminated, objected-to and criticised crowd behaviour and player behaviour irrespective of where they come from.

But more than anything we have been very very critical of Indian cricket, the players, their attitude, the BCCI and its board members and most of all – the Indian press.

By definition, we are a blog for “Fans of Indian cricket”. it may be expected that we would be somewhat one-eyed in what we say. But we do try to be balanced and objective.

So, are the views and opinions on this blogsite balanced? 

We think so. We would, however, welcome your opinions on this.

-Mahesh-

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4 responses to “Are we balanced or biased?

  1. Mahesh,

    The way I look at it, you have a perspective on things. One may or may not agree with the perspective.But that is the beauty of it all – because we have differing perspectives,the debate is so much richer.

    And if, in the process of the debate, we grow in our thinking and are not rigid in our view points, , blog writers and commentators alike, everyone benefits.

    Balance is a point of view – I hope you do not cater to the lowest common denominator in an effort for balance.

    Cheers

  2. Well said Homer. Your last point is most telling.

    And thanks for visiting frequently and commenting despite running a terrific blog yourself — which I do enjoy and visit regularly. Thanks.

  3. Thanks for your 2 cents ( 😉 ), Homer…

  4. More like 2 Dollars!

    Mohan, the way I look at a blog is not just a place for the opinion of the blog owners but a place where the owner initiates a debate and the rest of the commentators join in with their viewpoints. A blog is incomplete without the comments and this is definitely a balanced blog. It is incredible that guys like you and Homer actually have the time to start these dialogues despite your busy work life (this I am assuming of course :-)) and you guys have to be commended on this. The fact that you allow anyone to comment on your posts signifies balance to me.

    Prabu

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