Is Michael Turton worth following?

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Is Michael Turton worth following?

Postby rogerthat » 29 Jan 2012, 15:55

Have been reading Michael Turton's blog on and off but always stop because there seems to be an exaggerated focus on old students he meets, food he eats, etc. Is he worth a sustained effort?
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Re: Is Michael Turton worth following?

Postby ChewDawg » 29 Jan 2012, 16:02

rogerthat wrote:Have been reading Michael Turton's blog on and off but always stop because there seems to be an exaggerated focus on old students he meets, food he eats, etc. Is he worth a sustained effort?

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: I really enjoy reading his blog even though he's an obvious DPP apologist.

What I am wondering though is why he always takes a break from blogging after an election?

Does it take 3 weeks to wipe away tears? :roflmao: :roflmao: :lol: Or did Chen Chu offer him a gig? :D
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Re: Is Michael Turton worth following?

Postby rogerthat » 29 Jan 2012, 16:19

ChewDawg wrote:he's an obvious DPP apologist

Any good unbiased alternatives out there for Taiwan politics (apart from Forumosa, of course)?
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Re: Is Michael Turton worth following?

Postby ChewDawg » 29 Jan 2012, 16:28

rogerthat wrote:
ChewDawg wrote:he's an obvious DPP apologist

Any good unbiased alternatives out there for Taiwan politics (apart from Forumosa, of course)?


Not really. They're all either pan-blue or pan-green. Turton's blog is pretty tame compared with really partisan blogs such as "Taiwan Matters".

For non politics, I do enjoy reading New Hampshire Bushman in Taiwan's blog. Good food and travel pics.
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Re: Is Michael Turton worth following?

Postby Deuce Dropper » 29 Jan 2012, 18:04

ChewDawg wrote:
rogerthat wrote:Have been reading Michael Turton's blog on and off but always stop because there seems to be an exaggerated focus on old students he meets, food he eats, etc. Is he worth a sustained effort?

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: I really enjoy reading his blog even though he's an obvious DPP apologist.

What I am wondering though is why he always takes a break from blogging after an election?

Does it take 3 weeks to wipe away tears? :roflmao: :roflmao: :lol: Or did Chen Chu offer him a gig? :D


I enjoy reading your posts too, even though you are an obvious right wing blow hard. :D :lol: :cool: :)

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Re: Is Michael Turton worth following?

Postby Okami » 29 Jan 2012, 19:04

It's worth it because he links to a lot of other stuff that you may not have seen or heard of. Turton's a Malthusian and he's old. He knows what he knows and no damn facts are going to change the matter. :grandpa:
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Re: Is Michael Turton worth following?

Postby TainanCowboy » 29 Jan 2012, 21:34

Okami wrote:It's worth it because he links to a lot of other stuff that you may not have seen or heard of. Turton's a Malthusian and he's old. He knows what he knows and no damn facts are going to change the matter. :grandpa:

I see what you've done there... :bravo:
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Re: Is Michael Turton worth following?

Postby BigJohn » 29 Jan 2012, 21:56

I agree that Turton is biased but he is quite intelligent. He argues the green point of view fairly well, so for me he is a channel into that mindset. He also has good links to other blogs and news stories. :2cents:
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Re: Is Michael Turton worth following?

Postby Mick » 29 Jan 2012, 22:15

Yes. The bias is irrelevant, as anyone wanting to form an opinion of their own uses many sources, its the quality of the content that counts.
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Re: Is Michael Turton worth following?

Postby headhonchoII » 29 Jan 2012, 22:18

You can't be intelligent and argue something that is patently wrong by ignoring the facts. I noticed the bias years ago and discounted his blog with it. I see enough bias in the media already.
I worked in private companies in Taiwan during 2000-2008 period and saw very clearly the economy was in trouble, you wouldn't know that from his blog though. Could clearly see the crap job Chen was doing along with his extremely unstable government. Handy working in a university and being insulated from these problems though isn't it?

Bias is very important or more important the AMOUNT of bias. Because bias results in selective use of the facts and if you have too much bias you end up with more fiction than fact.
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