The Analyst

Discussion in 'Politics & Law' started by EllyDicious, Feb 24, 2010.

  1. EllyDicious

    EllyDicious made of AMBIGUITY V.I.P. Lifetime

    What do you think is the role of an analyst?
    Should they declare whose side they're on? [especially when it comes to politics]
    Should they be biased and keep it to themselves, or show that they are biased?[Or they should not be biased at all?]
    I was watching on the TV an "analyst" who had previously said that he belonged/shared the same views with the Albanian Socialist Party.
    And while the Albanian parties[one of them the ASP] are having one of the major contradictions during these years ... I see this guy being invited as an analyst ..and I wonder why.
    Am I wrong?
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2010

  2. CaptainObvious

    CaptainObvious Son of Liberty V.I.P.

    Are you talking about political analysts? Isn't it pretty clear who's "side" they are on when listening to their analysis?
  3. EllyDicious

    EllyDicious made of AMBIGUITY V.I.P. Lifetime

    Yeah, mostly about political analysts.

    I just think it's important for an analyst to be objective while analyzing a political situation rather than express their partial views..
    Most of the analysts [over here] try not to make clear what party they're on. They don't want to come off as biased.
  4. CaptainObvious

    CaptainObvious Son of Liberty V.I.P.

    But an analyst isn't a reporter. A reporter shouldn't be biased, whether an analyst is or not is scrutinized way too much.

    For example, if I were an analyst I could go on and on about different alternatives to government run healthcare. Does that make me biased towards one party or political philosophy over another? If someone says "he's biased" isn't that ignoring the substance of the argument?
  5. EllyDicious

    EllyDicious made of AMBIGUITY V.I.P. Lifetime

    This doesn't make you biased and that's what an analyst should do, but saying this is different from revealing what party you belong to / you are with. If you are a member of Parliament and an analyst at the same time ..., how would you expect people to agree with you when obviously you'll defend your own party and talk about why people should choose that party.
    That's a biased which people wouldn't be interested.

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