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The following is directed at all the "armchair Steven Spielbergs" and those who think they know "what ATS' mission is" better than those who built the site over the last 12 years, pay for, and run her...
How about everyone give Josh and crew a chance?
How about waiting until they get a bloody video out before making judgement out of total ignorance?
To those who are willing to give Josh and crew a chance, and not bag on people who are willing to get out and actually do something... THANK YOU!
Let me start by saying I love ATS, and I really do appreciate all the hard work that must go on behind the scenes to keep this site up and running, for free no less.
Please dont take it as any kind of insult towards to site itself, and I am deeply sorry if you are taking it that way, like i said at the start this is a amazing place. That said at the same time I have to say that this entire venture with dont tread on media from my point of view and the perspective of others if flawed and could have been handled much better.
You know, in my time since I've been here every ATS project has been greeted in certain circles of haters with derision, negativity and insult. Mix got it. Conspiracy Chicks got it. Recap got it. Live! got it, the stuff with Robbie Williams got it and now you've dished it out on Don't Tread on Media, and in the meantime we constantly get allegations of being CIA/NAS/MI6 Cointel the staff get abused, some of us have had death threats, we've had our personal information mined and people have threatened legal actions against us etc.
I think OtherSideOfTheCoin has done a service here, because the vid's he found, especially the Atheist video, did indicate that our official videoguy may have been a loopy attentionmonger (like myself). At that point, and in the ensuing discussion, Josh hadn't yet come back to the thread and chimed in. TOSOTC seems to have been making sure he got assurances that Josh treats ATS and the issues he chooses to cover with at least some respect, and that seems to have been given. Everyone, me included, may have overreacted a little, but not much when taking into account the atheist vid.
How can it be? Josh hasn't produced anything for ATS yet. There is nothing to criticise
I think (I'm going to mess this name up) TheOtherSideOfTheCoin deserves some credit here. I think he actually deserves APPLAUSE! Not just from the members who are skeptical of this new endeavor, but from management and owners. He did us all a service looking into the past of this guy. He raised valid concerns, and he was polite about it. Calling it character assassination is ridiculous. If you apply for a job and have a bad portfolio that isn't character assassination. It's suicide with the interviewer pointing it out.