Originally posted by daaskapital
I have noticed a lot of inconsistency coming from many members of ATS. Many are quick to denounce certain sources in regards to specific topics, but
when it suits their own agenda, they are more than happy to utilise the very same sources.
Another example is the Iran/Israel tensions. While it isn't the exact same, it runs along the same veins as the previous explanation.
Many members do not trust mainstream websites, but they are quick to use such websites if it fits their agenda. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran
is a great example of this. The same members who do not trust the likes of Fox or CNN are more than happy to use those sites in order to demonise
[sic] Ahmadinejad [sic] and the Iranian Regime, while at the same time, portraying Israel in an angelic light.
I feel that this is hypocritical and contradictory of the members to do this.
I have not seen this double standard of website/source citation. How about give a couple actual examples? Furthermore, I am surprised so many people
are agreeing with you, because, again, I have not seen this phenomenon at all. That said, I can see why someone who doesn't trust such sources will
provide a link to such a source when it involves an interview, as this would be from the horse's mouth, as it were, rather than news copy passed down
from the minister of propaganda.
Furthermore, I really can't imagine the anti-Iran/pro-Israel people of knocking Fox of CNN; that's the bread 'n butter of their ilk. Of course the
rest of the big-time, corporate MSM networks (ABC, CBS and NBC) aren't a lot better.
However, now thinking about it, I do realize I have seen posts regarding local stories, which do make use of Fox, for example, in which the point of
the story is government overreach or overbearing. To me, this is different than Fox's political coverage, which has a very distinct and dishonest
bias. If it is a local story of some reported police abuse or what have you, I would tend to believe that more. And if some local Fox (or any other
MSM network) affiliate is the only station to have news footage of some local story, what is an ATS poster to do?