posted on Feb, 10 2009 @ 07:27 AM
Originally posted by Operation AJAX
Originally posted by Hellish-D
Printed garbage is on its way out. Soon, all that will be left is electronic garbage......
I think we can see plenty of that as one click away...... (hint: Go to recent posts)
Why go to all that trouble when you can click right here for garbage www.abovetopsecret.com...
It's just a simple point about the nature of internet media. With printed media, there were a series of simple checks and balances to decide what was
worthy to print and what was not. Most often, it was decided by available money, and worthiness of the content. I'm not saying that the checks and
balances made for accurate or worthy news, but the simple matter of cost certainly made sure that anything being printed on a large scale would be
worth the paper on which it was printed.
On the internet, however, these checks are not there. Anyone can say anything at no cost to themselves, some of ATS's recent posts being an
While people in this thread make claims that The Daily Mail is a tabloid, and full of BS, they come back to ATS as the height of truth (this is where
I roll my eyes at the hypocrisy).
I'm not saying that everything on ATS is garbage, but it certainly has its fair share. Certainly enough of it to be classified as tabloid.
I thought that two lines and an example would explain that clearly enough for most ATS readers. In general, I'm a minimalist in the hopes that my
audience will see where I'm coming from with a few simple points. Apparently I was wrong.
Interesting that the comment beneath your name says "say no to mindless patriotism", and yet, you're so immediately critical of any criticism of
your 'favorite website'.