I can't count the number of times I've seen an exchange like this in the Washington Post comments: "This isn't real--all he's doing is expressing his opinion." "Yes, that's why it's labeled 'Opinion.'" WaPo's pretty good about labeling things "analysis," "opinion," "perspective," etc., but not everyone notices the labels. Not to mention, though I will anyway, that some people just don't get the joke. I remember seeing concerned parents posting the story about how Harry Potter books were inspiring a new generation of Satanists. Well, if they'd done a little research they would have traced the story back to The Onion. (http://www.theonion.com/article/harry-potter-books-spark-rise-in-satanism-among-ch-2413) Fred King Medical Librarian, MedStar Washington Hospital Center [log in to unmask] 202-877-6670 ORCID 0000-0001-5266-0279 After disassembling and inspecting the humidifier, I've determined that the main problem with it is that someone took it apart. --XKCD -----Original Message----- From: Medical Libraries Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Kovac, Melissa A Sent: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 3:10 PM To: [log in to unmask] Subject: Re: most unbiased news source survey Jumping in here ... I think another part of the problem is readers' unwillingness or inability to differentiate between news, analysis, and opinion. This is exacerbated by the way news*papers* appear online. In a print newspaper, news stories and opinion pieces have historically been run in separate sections; online, they might be sitting next to each other on the home page. Throw in a few blogs -- also not news pieces -- and it's easy to overlook or ignore the differences. There are New York Times news articles and then there are Paul Krugman's columns. They are not the same and readers hooting about bias should not conflate the two. *former reporter climbs off soapbox* Melissa Kovac, MA, MLIS, AHIP Medical Librarian Porter Adventist Hospital Harley E. Rice Medical Library 303-778-5656 [log in to unmask] [log in to unmask] Please note that the library is currently short one librarian. As a result, turnaround time for search and article requests can be as long as two weeks. (If an article is attached to this message, it is likely to be protected by Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S. Code) and distributing multiple copies or posting electronically requires permission of the copyright holder. As of 2011, Centura holds an annual corporate license with the Copyright Clearance Center which covers many journals. 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