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Face it, youve never read an opinion column that convinced you to change your mind on some significant issue. So why the aggravation?
Just like all those Internet portals that can be configured for your preferences (crazy as they may be), have a newspaper (online or otherwise) that entirely caters
to your twisted opinions on world events. Likewise the business section will only contain those financial pundits who think that the stocks in your portfolio will go up. Its all random anyways, so why not have a smug feeling that the experts vindicate you.
Sure, this flies in the face of everything journalism stands for, but then again, the networks have been saying whatever will bring them higher ratings for years.
Feel free to fishbone this one at will. Make Cronkite proud.
In my book, *Who Says Penguins Can't Fly?* is worth playing, for hours. It's one of the courses on *Tuxracer* (The rest of the courses suck) [thumbwax, Oct 04 2004]
[snarfyguy, Oct 04 2004]
||It is my opinion that all that is wrong in this world is giant peanut butter / penguin conspiracy. I hope that someone writes a newspaper that entirely caters to my opinions! (squalking in background)...Dammit, they're at it again! Fly! Fly stupid birds!
||There are examples of personalized news sites already out there. Findory News (http://findory.com) is one. As you read articles, it pays attention and favors articles that appear to match your interests. However, it does show at least some articles that disagree with your views, so it doesn't have the property of only reinforcing "your twisted opinions on world events."
||[El Dorado Jr] Make the world sweat. Tell them we'll only read stories about them if we can vote electronically on their issue at the end of the article.