I always here about how bad the MSM is and how they are only in it to make a profit. However, I never hear about ATS outside the internet. I always
hear about Fox News, or NBC, or a stupid speech Obama made, or how he made new laws to screw this country.
ATS & Freedom: While the myth around here is that you can go around and post whatever you want. It is not the case. You cannot post ANYTHING you want,
otherwise then it would become an alien hub for people who got kicked out of 4chan! Sure some of these topics may not be the ones that the MSM are
talking about, like the Earthquakes, or the aliens but for the most part it reads exactly like any other news source. And some of the MSM do even have
a weird news section.
"Deny Ignorance": There's something I never really got about that slogan. How is posting a news article that you got from the MSM aka "credible
sources", and talking about them Denying Ignorance? Sure it brings up the issue, but if you only talk about conspiracies or aliens to others who
generally believe in that sort of thing, than it's not really bringing the topics mainstream is it? And if they DO get mainstream, isn't that what
some of you people apparently hate? So what do you mean by Deny Ignorance and bring it to the masses? Seems to me like some people might be jealous of
the news agencies because they can pick and choose which topics to talk about to Billions of people and the topics you want to talk about are not
being reported on simply because only ATS cares about them for the most part.
MSM is only in it for the money: I hear this excuse a lot, but did you know that ATS is run by an organization called the Above Network which does
advertising? They are too a Multi-Million dollar corporation!!!! And we are all helping them earn money with every post we make
Propaganda: Ah, my favorite word in the universe (Sarcasm). It seems that on here, if you don't agree with someone's opinion on something especially
if it's political, then you have the right to call their opinion propaganda, a paid government shill, or any other name calling. When someone else
sometime later calls that person a paid government shill, they deny it and cry verbal abuse! This is very immature and also quite ignorant and does
not further whatever the cause of this website may be since that cause is also, hypocritical in a sense.
Now, I am not bashing ATS here, I do not feel this is a rant. I am just spreading information and helping some ignorant people out when they claim
that independent sources are just as reliable if not more reliable than the MSM.
One last time I ask, how does posting topics of news stories from anywhere else on the internet, TV, radio, magazines etc...make this website anything
different than mainstream sources? Especially when you claw through all the BS. Which I am sure I have a much more skeptical view of what to call BS,
than some of the more fanatic conspiracy theorists on this site. (Fanatic was not meant to be an insult-- the definition of fanatic is someone that is
passionate about a subject.)
As always it is up to you to make up your own mind, even if people call you a paid government shill for not agreeing with their opinion, because
insults are usually the last leg of a debate. So you see, there really is nothing wrong with watching the MSM.
edit on 12-4-2012 by jjf3rd77
because: (no reason given)