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Originally posted by Valhall
Well, like my dad says...
I could tear up a steel ball with a rubber mallet.
Originally posted by RANT
I think I know what's wrong with Springer's back.
Originally posted by Majic
In light of the likely increase in “non-conspiracy” traffic being drawn to ATS, however, it may make sense to emphasize, re-emphasize and, if necessary, over-emphasize the relative editorial neutrality of ATS itself.
Actually, I don't think this can be overdone, because it is easy for readers to forget. A good example is Rense.com, which goes out of its way to portray itself as simply passing along information without bias, but is perceived nonetheless as the source of the articles it carries and thus gets branded as “lunatic fringe”.
In other words, I am suggesting that efforts to better portray the nature of ATS doesn't involve “re-branding”, but actually involves clarifying what ATS is about. That can be a tricky piece of marketing, but I think it's a worthwhile effort.
Cynics can charge that seeking wider acceptable of ATS amounts to “selling out”, and I used to have similar notions.
Over time, however, I have come to appreciate that this is not the case, but rather that appealing to a wider Internet audience serves the very important purpose of exposing more people to alternative viewpoints and information that would otherwise be unavailable to them.
And that's what Denying Ignorance is all about.