posted on Jul, 4 2013 @ 01:16 AM
reply to post by winofiend
But of chouarse, the double standards are glaringly obvious as ATS once more tries to ban the internet.
I agreed with you on everything up until here.
If BIN writers are reposting their crap here to garner more views and make more money or simply get
more exposure, they are manipulating ATS membership, violating t&c and they are doing so in bad taste.
The requirement not to use BIN as a source is not hard to work around. Every BIN article (for the most part) links the original source same as NN,
Infowars, et al.
All one must do is source their source and check the information, or see the subjectivity of the BIN article. Sometimes there are no sources and those
ones are really out in la la land. What this does, is it circumvents BINs attempt to abuse ATS for their own profit making agenda. Many of the
membership here are very outspoken about profit driven agendas, so I don't see why one wouldn't find it more offensive when it is so direct and
And while some may view this as censorship, I think of it more like requiring our membership to take a more active role in thread creation. We have to
source the source (we should be doing this anyway).
Some may argue the MSM is slanted... quite true in some cases, but many journalists do have some form of integrity, and they must post retractions
when proven to be wrong. You yourself can send them mail and inform them of any mistakes they've made (prepare to source your information before you
do). And if they aren't interested in hearing it, many competing newspapers are.
I can't remember one instance where someone from BIN admitted to being wrong. Their method of "reporting" is just plain dishonest. There is no
edit on 4-7-2013 by boncho because: (no reason given)