Ok, after scouring 118 pages of posts my eyes are hurting.
The good news for me is that I wont have to kiss gambon and that certainly comes as a relief because the majority of first time posters on that thread
were for the pro-Israeli action.
But on the other hand there were a couple of folks who joined and were anti-Israeli action. And there were a couple of first time contributors who
seemed pretty much neutral.
Here were the results:
First Time Poster for the dates of 31/5/10 to 1/6/10 on the 'Reports: Israeli ships attack aid flotilla' thread:
ProIsraeli actions taken: 7
(they agreed with what Israel did)
AntiIsraeli actions taken: 3
(they were against what Israel did)
Neutral on actions taken: 3
(they seemed on the fence about this)
I was certain that the majority of those posters would indeed be ProIsraeli and was right. But I have to be honest and admit that I thought that the
margin of disparity would be at least 3-1, not 2.3-1
One could also add the Anti/Neutral posts together and almost make parity with a 7/6 margin.
Perhaps the the shills are indeed here, but not yet at the levels that I suspected or one can argue that they are not here yet at all in all fairness
or not to the levels that I had suspected at least.
I still maintain that the OP has given us an excellent article that brings attention to the organization level that shills have recently obtained.
I'm also happy that a Moderator has posted here and that this thread is not going unnoticed by the staff because this sort of organized lobbying is a
potential serious threat to ATS and I for one will discreetly report these things to the Moderation staff as they've suggested that we do.
[edit on 1-6-2010 by warequalsmurder]