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Originally posted by badmedia
I thought it was pretty awful the way it turned into a witch hunt. Which I have no doubt was based in large part on some kind of agendas and/or peoples own pre-existing biases.
And contrary to what Skeptic Overlord said in regards to trying to "inform" users, what I saw went well beyond that. It even went so far as for the ATS staff to link up and show the entire original article without the disclaimer and blasted it to the top of every page on the site.
Perhaps they were caught up in the moment. Seemed alot of people were. If anything, it was a big giant social lesson of how group think and the mob mentality gets going and critical thinking gets thrown out the window.
I'm not even a fan of AJ, and in general can't stand to listen to him. He is way too chicken little for my tastes. But the way he was attacked over it was just uncalled for. Anytime someone/something is being attacked in such a way, I look towards the attackers.
Nobody really gets any credibility with me, but if they did ATS would have lost more credibility with me yesterday than AJ did.
Originally posted by ExPostFacto
The intention of the Alex Jones show has been stated and it seems a reasonable assertion.
Separately, a few other blogs were up in arms about Sheen’s letter being a “hoax” because the disclaimer clarifying that the meeting with Obama was a stylized fictional account and not a real event did not get added to the bottom of the article until a little later due to technical snafus and a bombardment of traffic that shut down servers and locked out Infowars and Prison Planet webmasters. With the Infowars version having been copied across from Prison Planet, both original versions did not contain the disclaimer until the error was brought to our attention and promptly fixed as soon as we could gain access to servers that kept crashing, as many readers noted at the time. We added the disclaimer as soon as possible as well as other information that should have been included at the bottom of the original article regarding Sheen’s appearance on the show. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused and are trying to move our servers in house to prevent this routine occurrence from happening again.
Originally posted by Armour For Victor
reply to post by rich23
I didnt like the fact that I got a U2U saying alex was a HOAX. I didnt know ATS was the leading role in making such claims.
An unfortunate event has occurred today that has the potential to harm the credibility all people and sites seeking to find the truth in a broad range of conspiracy-related topics... the The Alex Jones Interview Hoax.
Some hours after the deception was exposed, several dozen online sources have not yet fully come to terms with the fictional nature of the "interview." Help raise awareness of the reality by DIGGing the ATS thread that contains the link to the original, unaltered version.
Originally posted by infinite
reply to post by Faiol
Oh dear, ATS disinfo again.