posted on Jul, 24 2009 @ 04:30 AM
reply to post by afoolbyanyothername
Thanks for the laugh. Good post.
While you are correct in all your criticisms (in my opinion, at least), I do not think the resident doomsayers on ATS intentionally
They simply bought into the hype, which was well proselytized by the MSM (just like the swine flu), and ran with it. Can you blame them? Every other
story was about North Korea.
That's just typical MSM, though. It appeals to the lowest common denominator, to attract the biggest audience. If that means fear mongering, then by
golly, fear monger away. The shareholders will thank you. If it's spending 8 solid hours a day talking about Michael Jackson, then do that too! It's
all about making money.
Lets be honest, they pick most of these topics because people will watch them.
Same is true here on ATS. The most popular threads aren't the always the most well written, thoughtful, insightful, or original. The most popular
topics are the ones with broad appeal across the whole spectrum.