posted on Apr, 1 2016 @ 06:06 AM
well ... I use to get my news on ats. Due to the fact I am in the southern hemisphere, i often would post breaking news stories. We kind of had a
core group here who did that.
Then ... one night while America was tucked up in bed, i came across a breaking news story regarding the American Embassy in Libya. The news was
coming thick and fast about the Embassy being under attack etc. I posted a thread in the "breaking news" forum. ATS was one of the first sites to
be breaking this news on the internet.
I then had a mod on here get into an argument with me over whether it was really "breaking news" .... and promptly moved it into the "middle eastern"
forum. Despite my protests that this was going to be a MASSIVE story, which by the way i was correct, they would not have a bar of it. It was just a
minor event and moved it into the "middle East" forum. Others also protested at this stupid position taken, and the core of us who would keep this
site up to date with the latest breaking big news stories simply stopped bothering.
Sour grapes in this post ....yes, probably. But the mod who played "mightier than thou" in declaring this was a nothing story has never apologised
or admitted that this story is probably one of the biggest in this decade that still has ramifications to this day.