Originally posted by seven_arts
hmmm... strange how things can be perceived sometimes. obviously most of you criticizing Jim haven't even read the thread in question.
This thread makes it sound like this quote was just slapped in the middle of the front page.
Its actually part of a big debate about Israel and Palestine, in which, Joni reiterates:
1. the need for people not to be so biased.
2. not to take things on face value.
3. to always research stuff as best as possible.
Yet, posting over here, makes no attempt to talk about the context the post was made in, makes no attempt to post the whole
of Jims post (yes, that quote is only a portion of it) or offer a link to where people might make their own judgement about the comment.
I found from what Joni posted over at myREM to be very level-headed and he raised some interesting points about bias. I find it a shame that his thoughts about perception of Israel cannot be extended to other areas of discussion.
(you will need to log in to read it, I recommend you do before making any judgements about it: http://forum.myrem.c...p?threadid=6041
Thats all I can really comment about. Yes, I'm from myREM and yes I rarely post here, I just find it a shame that the whole story is not getting posted about over here.
I'm not going to make any judgements about what Jim said, only he can argue for or against that. I'm just here to make sure that people try to read the thread in full before making a judgement.