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"alternative media" that is demonstrably worse in every way. Many alternative media sources like Infowars are an absolute joke.
originally posted by: DeathShield
a reply to: deadlyhope
Amen brother ( or sister? )
I have never seen ATS this divided. I have never seen so many blatantly take the proverbial MSM at face value.
Most of the news pieces on the election and current events are pure trash, and supposed "Skeptics" are eating it up like its the Church Comittee findings.
originally posted by: rickymouse
Really, I thought this was a place to discuss things that are real but not supposed to be discussed in the society we live in.
The rest is just BS and misinformation made to steer us in the wrong direction away from the truth.
originally posted by: Noncents
I haven't logged in for quite a while and likely will not again for quite a while but I did want to point out one thing in relation to this... Notice the ATS logo? If you're not on the dark theme it looks a little more clear, there's a black line through it now. That, to me, says everything about this topic.
I think of ATS now as a news aggregate. What's the headline on Drudge on any given day? There's likely a thread here about it to find out what's going on. The re-posting of "news" from other sites is the vast majority of what this place is and has been for a while. Once upon a time a news source was only used to show someone was talking about it and more often than not spinning it. Then it became more common for people to start demanding sources because they either weren't bright enough to use search engines or thought they should be catered to.
Long before I actually joined this was the best CT board on the internet. It's not any more. It's more a type of all-inclusive social networking platform / here's your megaphone thing. It could be wrangled, redirected back to being a CT focused site. That wouldn't happen though. Its a smarter move, business-wise, to cater to the interests of the masses.
The really interesting CT topics are still evolving and changing like they do all the time. It's people that are changing. Folks focus on their obsessions and expose others to it at any chance they can. There can be a thread about anything from someone finding gum on their shoe to someone convinced they are possessed by the ghost of Bigfoot, it doesn't matter, there will be at least one person there to make a quick reference to politics, religion or the current social buzz words flying around. More often than not it's a very juvenile attempt at sarcasm.
Expect more of the same in the future.
originally posted by: projectvxn
Now you can hardly make a thread without a link to one of these news sources without being torn apart.
The motto is Deny Ignorance.
If you want to discuss speculative ideas that is all well and good. Be mindful that speculation and brainstorming is not the same thing as research, data gathering, and theory building.
If, however, you want to present an idea as reality then you must present facts.
If you don't want your ideas "torn apart" then don't post something so easily refuted.
originally posted by: projectvxn
a reply to: Dan00
The general quality of posts in the political forums on the ATS site has been reduced along with the quality of this election cycle.
Facts have never been important in politics.