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Ah, true. I think I may have missed your point entirely, but I'm not sure the blame rests entirely with me, FWIW. I think being more explicit about your point up-front ("the tease") and then elaborating ("the payoff") might have served your purposes better.

I must say, I'm also not a fan of the almost-always-fake "balance" thing we see so much in journalism and television, FWIW.

(Just as a trivial example there can be no "balance" between a Homeopath who claims to cure toothaches and a dentist. One is supported by massive amounts of a-priori plausible evidence and the other... isn't. Sorry about that mini-rant :).)

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