posted on Apr, 20 2010 @ 12:36 PM
While I agree ATS is quicker with the news then the MSM. I will probably be attacked for this.......
For me ATS is not the quickest. I visit several "conspiracy based" sites like this one and have found many news stories breaking elsewhere before
This site seems to be moving in the "news" direction vs. conspiracy, which is unfortunate at least in my opinion. I was first drawn to this site
because of the conspiracy angle, the great unknown, and open minds of its members.
These days it seems any conspiracy related slant to news stories are attacked immediately and with much aggression regardless of backup, proof or
Not long ago, threads appeared with interesting topics, theory's, opinions etc. and a respectable discussion would follow. Sure there were those who
would jump in and call the OP crazy or misinformed etc. but they were few and far less aggressive. But now, it seems the majority of replies are
nothing but attacks from one to the other.
The general respect has disappeared, and people appear "snarky", rude, aggressive, unwilling to consider anything but their own opinion, not to
mention the "know-it-alls".
This has driven me away from posting lately, and I find myself coming here less and less.
Perhaps it is a reflection of society and the growing negativity, disrespect, impatience and over-all tension.