is the activity of judgement or informed interpretation and, in many cases, can be synonymous with "analysis."
as exemplified by the Filipino media:
- Finding fault with something the President said or did, usually involves an interview with persons of extremely biased opinions (so biased that their analysis would've been discarded in more critical circles) and present the same person to the audience as a disinterested observer.
- Accusing the President of a crime only on the basis of "unnamed sources" and gut feelings
DZMM interviewing Estrada-man and UP economist Benjamin Diokno to provide basis for doubt for every economic statement released by the Administration. Provides no alternative view or second opinion. Diokno's opinion is infallible and final and, of course, unbiased.