I'm really curious as regards one of the points in this PODcast. And I'm not complaining, just curious, really. And I want to voice my disagreement.
It's about the Politics thread about "what kerry said". I was quite involved in that thread. I learned from it and enjoyed it. And was looking
forward to what you had to say about it. You guys make it clear that politics (PTS) is the place to argue, debate, discuss and even sling a little mud
regarding political stories in the news. (Love the new banner, btw.)
I thought for the most part that the people in that thread had a pretty good discussion, getting a little heated at times, a little off topic, but
getting back on track and discussing the concept of how the media twists people's words to provoke the desired reaction and confusion from the
, which I see as the point of the discussion.
I felt really good about the interplay between Seekerof and I, who usually cannot come to an agreement on anything.
But after listening to your PODcast, I feel chastised for even having such a discussion. It seems that you kind of reamed the participants in that
thread for discussing something for so long. (4 pages? - Jeez there are 50-page subjects full of pap on here... real slinging arguments.)
I wonder... if we never discussed the traps that the media sensationalism sets; if we never get caught in them and make ourselves aware of them and
discuss our way out of them, how will we be able to recognize them? How will the 'two sides' ever see that we are being played daily?
Maybe I totally misunderstood your characterization of the thread, but I sure felt like bad little ATS participant for taking the 'liberal' side and
even talking about the media sensationalism trap for so many pages.
I can't speak for anyone else, but I, as an ATS member, really look up to you guys and value your opinions. I look forward to hearing what's in your
Amigo PODcasts. I'm one of the 7. Maybe I'm too sensitive...
I just want to say that I disagree on your characterization of that particular thread. I think we got somewhere. I think it was a positive thing
Now I'll just go lick my wounds... Please don't hurt me...