posted on Apr, 25 2010 @ 08:53 AM
I believe the main problems are subject to watered down scientific or journalism ethics. It is absolutely clear that a blog always is, and always will
be a display of personal opinion. It is a personal log and therefore it is meant to be subjective. It doesn't mean that information from blogs is
automatically wrong or at least that there isnt at least something behind it. Since mainstream media doesnt care about journalism anymore..
alternative media is actually the only viable option.
On the other side: What do people consider to be "reliable" mainstream news sources. I mean how reliable are these informations? 100%? Certainly
not. Are there always sources stated in mainstream media? Certainly not. Ever heard anyone ask for sources for an article or statement coming from
mainstream media? I really doubt it. This is essentially part of the problem. Journalism has come to a free ticket for that mumbo jumbo circus.
How many times have we been deceived by "reliable" news sources when it comes to critical topics.
The general mechanism of denying ignorance is obviously accomplished by posting news and people verifying the facts behind these events.
You will always have people who are pathologically ignoring major or minor paradoxons in their own ideology or a certain event or topic. There isnt
much which can be done about it. For instance: A radical, racist, or somehow disrespectful person who does not value other individuals equally will
always be able to continue posting within important topics on ATS, no matter what. This is, despite the fact that it can be annoying, part of freedom
I'm not only referring to racism. It can be all sorts of ideologies: Like unhealthy, exagerrated forms of "patriotism". Or group dynamics like: A
group or nationality having the same "enemy image" or superior feeling over any other nationality/region/country.
If faulty ideologies color perception and posts on certain topics that's just natural, at least for some people. Even though that kind of spiritually
worthless type of opinions, posts or statements will always be around. We should enjoy that there are still many news events verified and that there
are many critical, healthy individuals actually contributing to the greater cause of denying ignorance.