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Created by John Eipper on 02/19/21 3:49 AM

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More on WAIS Editorial Bias (Tor Guimaraes, USA, 02/19/21 3:49 am)

Much to my disbelief I read some posts complaining about John Eipper's editorial bias. I just want to make some personal observations on such topic.

Yes, I have noticed some of John's editorial bias but in the sense that he seems to be more kind and controlled regarding freedom of expression on this Forum. He has pruned some of my postings, improved the language to make it more civil and polite. Sometimes I wished he had not done this, only to understand later that he was right and just doing his job as the editor keeping a constructive exchange of opinions, ideas, and facts.

The other issue is how can an editor be balanced when an author makes statements which are irrational, sponsoring ideas or leaders whose behavior our society historically abhors, such as racism, violence, disrespect for our Constitution, excuses or callousness regarding criminal behavior, or just plain making statements possible only in an alternative reality?

JE comments:  Tor, we've WAISed together for many years, yet somehow we've never met.  But thank you for all you've done for the Forum.  I view your role as the "short seller" of our political and economic life:  like the "hedger" seeking out fraudulent or doomed companies, you expose the weaknesses, the lies and the hypocrisy of the modern condition.  My late father always said he wasn't a pessimist, just a realist.  It's hard to disagree with such a brutal truth.

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