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Americascup.com Biased!?

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Who thinks this website is slightly biased towards USA?

 

Considering the big bucks thrown at this event by both competitors, I do not think the site does ETNZ much justice...

 

That's a rather broad, all-encompassing statement. Please provide some evidence of bias.

 

The site is produced by an international team and much of the content is, what shall I say, institutional. It hosts the official web sites of each of the competing teams, ACTV, Virtual Eye, Liveline, a great mix of video productions, an incredible archive of rules, regulations, and the work of the IJ, etc, etc. Little room for bias there.

 

That leaves us basically with race reports and news reports, all of which are far too brief and meaningless. So not perfect but scant bias.

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It hosts the official web sites of each of the competing teams, ACTV, Virtual Eye, Liveline, a great mix of video productions, an incredible archive of rules, regulations, and the work of the IJ, etc, etc.

Not strictly true. www.americascup.com and noticeboard.americascup.com are not the same website. As can be seen if you resolve the ip addresses.

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It hosts the official web sites of each of the competing teams, ACTV, Virtual Eye, Liveline, a great mix of video productions, an incredible archive of rules, regulations, and the work of the IJ, etc, etc.

Not strictly true. www.americascup.com and noticeboard.americascup.com are not the same website. As can be seen if you resolve the ip addresses.

 

Such erudition. I'm indebted to you. Yes, noticeboard.america's cup.com is linked to americascup.com. But, there's no evidence of bias -_-!

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^

 

Geek-dom in this instance, not erudition. But "linked to" and "hosts" are not the same thing.

 

Now we're both in danger of geekiness. Let's save our energies for something more substantive.

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"Emirate Team New Zealand sweeps two from ORACLE TEAM USA" should have read, "Emirates Team New Zealand smashes ORACLE TEAM USA with two bullets"

 

Well, that appears to be a question of style rather than bias!

 

Hopefully the site is equally temperate in its treatment of OR victories.

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There's a lot of Kiwi unpleasantness cracking onto this site and as it is mirrored by members of the sailing team it begins to concern me.

 

I am a neutral on this cup, mildly supportive of the fact that it is probably better for Grant Dalton to be running the next one than Larry Ellison. I do not think the OS is biased and, indeed, have been surprised at how some articles definitely go against the Oracle line.

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Who thinks this website is slightly biased towards USA?

 

Considering the big bucks thrown at this event by both competitors, I do not think the site does ETNZ much justice...

 

Uhm. The site is named americascup.com and the current holder of the Cup (and funder of website) is Oracle Racing.

 

It's like asking if NBC.com is biased towards NBC reporting, or if whitehouse.gov is biased towards the Obama administration.

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America'sCup.com is a failure.

 

It's prime purpose is to sell bleacher seats.

 

Which is contrary to the religion of NZ'ers.

 

Who do not pay to go to the beach.

 

Or watch a yacht race.

 

When it comes to money, Larry cannot help himself.

 

It is an addiction.

 

And makes him probably the most hated man in San Francisco.

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