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Re: Who is the most biased poster in this forum?
When it comes to bias and posting, I take a reasonable approach focusing on a combination of what I do and DO NOT know.
Having a journalism background means experience in making a concerted effort at eliminating bias in writing. And even then it is evident in myself.
But it contrasts other opinions *cough*Pyro*cough* which are outlandish and based more on what folks think they know but really don't. Eg. Vince hates wrestler x or wrestler y is worthless etc.
I get it though, controversy sells copy. Pyro is smart and funny and a lot of others follow his lead. But he's also mean spirited and the most emotionally biased knee jerker on the boards and a lot of others follow his lead.
A true smart mark should be able to grasp that Sandow has been 'cast' excellently in the role of jackass for the betterment of the undercard and thus the overall product which is in fact larger than the ME/title, despite what he may say. As opposed to a mark who bitches and moans because his favorite lost.
And two years from now when wrestler y gets over on wrestling ability instead of stick work or charisma, nobody will call him out on his wrongness as nobody will remember. I know I won't.
I'm generally not a fan of the pervasive maliciousness in the IWC with Pyro as an example setter for younger impressionable posters who's taken seriously by many. In an arena where we're all supposedly fans.
Everybody is somebody's favorite wrestler, despite booking. Diminishing their value just feels like poor taste to me. Not necessarily a diss but a fundamental difference in posting philosophy.
Sorry, end rant.
I love professional-wrestling.
"One thing I found out through my experiences in life is that if I don't like something, usually it's me who has to change." - Eddie Guerrero