Originally posted by ppskylight
Mods claim to be unbiased, yet I hear an outcry from the ATS community to stop the interference by the mods; something isn't right here. It seems to
me that McCain leading in the polls might having something to do with such an aggressive stance being taken against a perceived republican
"infiltration" of ATS. Yeah, that's right, I'm calling the owners and staff of the site out on this one. Justify you're actions, and prove that
what you are doing to this site's community will "deny ignorance".
You know what, reading stuff like this makes me want to stop being a moderator, because we're damned if we do and we're damned if we don't.
The last three posts that have been removed from the site were anti-Palin rants that were pointless, abusive and added nothing to the site at all.
I came to ATS and I stayed because the site was different. It wasn't the comments section of Youtube. It wasn't one of countless sites out there
where people let off in foul mouthed tirades, or indulged in mindless stupidity for the sake of it.
And most people here seem to like that idea. Its why they post here.
And yet, when a Presedential election comes round some seem to want to do the opposite, and when they find that they can't they decide to complain,
and complain, and complain.....
Maybe you can tell me what difference someones middle name makes to the fiscal policies of the United States of America?
Maybe you can tell me how someones daughter being pregnant affects the defence expenditure of the continental United States?
Maybe you can explain how 12 different threads about a birth certificate contributes to the energy policy of the USA on a global stage where oil is
becoming scarce and other resources need to be developed?
You could enlighten me on how the phrase "lipstick on a pig" is going to deal with international terrorism perhaps?
Maybe you could explain how describing someone as "messiah" is going to deal with swift responses to disaster sites in places like New Orleans?
Explain to me how Matt Damons opinions on who he wants as Vice President is going to affect the economic trade balance on a global scale when faced
with an aggressive Chinese economy, the emergence of India as a global player and a newly resurgent Russia that is flexing its muscles financially?
Maybe you could explain how Keith Olbermanns dismissal as a political anchor is going to handle situations like the recent Georgia/South Ossetia
I'm English. I can't vote for your president. It doesn't particularly matter to me who gets elected in the USA because I'm goverened by a
completely seperate entity, but I am interested in the policies because some of them have a direct effect on me through global interests.
I had thought that intelligent posters on a board like ATS would discuss and debate all the actual issues that affect them - actually looked forward
to reading it - but no...thats not been the case, instead its been trivial junk thats come to the fore, and - temporarily - the site I came to and
enjoyed so much that I invested my personal time in it to the point where I became a moderator turned into YouTubes comment pages.
And when something gets done about it, by the site owners who care about their reputation, the reputation of their site, and who's stated goal is to
want to progress intelligent discussion on the net and actually deny ignorance
in doing so, they get pilloried.
What does that tell you about the state of Political Discussion in the USA?
I thought ATS was a place where people who were tired of the mainstream drivel came to post? And yet you seem to want to embrace it, and condem those
who choose to do without it, and accuse them of bias.
[edit on 12/0908/08 by neformore]