Re: Political Discussions
Linking to a media outlet, whether it be known for being "left-wing" or "right-wing" is not a political discussion. If it's a media outlet, there's nothing wrong with linking to it if it's actual news and tangent to the discussion.
Making political comments because of the link is going into a political realm.
It's really grasping at straws to object to a link to a news station because they are deemed to lean one direction or another. By that logic, we should never allow links to CNN, Fox, MSNBC, GlennBeck.com or any other media outlet because someone will always have a view that it's a left-wing or right-wing outlet.
If it's legitimately a news organization, there's nothing wrong with posting a link provided it's tangent to the subject. The mods don't see a problem with linking to news stations, nor do we want to get into a situation where we have to decipher the reputation of such outlet. But when a political comment is made, it's much easier to nip it in the bud because there's not too much to assume once that happens.
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