reply to post by jimmiec
Feeding frenzy ?
Okay, let's talk about feeding frenzies for a minute... and who is actually doing the feeding of the frenzy.
Let's take a look at the forum we're typing in right now in fact.
What has happened in the past few days here on ATS since this horrific crime happened in Newtown ? ATS has literally become bombarded with threads
either directly about it or indirectly related to it. Just the amount of friggin' gun threads alone is insane.
So why is this crime such popular fodder on ATS right now ?
It's not the media keeping this subject alive on ATS, it's the members and the types of things they're discussing that's keeping it alive. Mainly
because there's a possible conspiracy developing with it as well as the relation to a touchy subject with Americans - guns and gun control.
This horrific crime has literally become a goddamn feeding frenzy right here on ATS, discussing the topic up, down, and sideways... nevermind in the
The warm fuzzy threads don't last very long on ATS, do they ?
Think about that for a moment. Seriously, think about why that is.
News is not news if it doesn't get popularized by the masses. Why don't we don't hear much about the happy, warm fuzzy things people do on the
news ? Because their ratings would drop. People want to hear about and discuss endlessly the ugly stuff, not the warm fuzzy stuff. We stop
discussing the warm fuzzy stuff within minutes. Fact.
We feed the media, we popularize these stories... and they take full advantage of it for the purpose of increased ratings thus helping their bottom
line. Their ratings would not increase if we took no interest in it. Fact.
It's not the other way around, I'm afraid to say. I wish it was, but it's not.
News ratings go up when they post the right topics we take interest in.
Fact: Ratings (aka popularity) is what keeps any show alive on tv, in the newspapers, in the movies, etc.
There's no twisting of anything here.
Plain and simply put, we weave the pattern they wear... not the other way around.
Unfortunately, they are continuing to not take the high road by choosing to take the first step in making a change... but then again, neither are
We are just as screwed up and backwards as they are.
They are us.