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Posted by Besoeker 2012-05-05 10:36||
I dislike a whole lot of social engineering shit that the liberals want to shit out all over us.
I can also read a whole lot of nominally anti-social-engineering shit at Russian government organ press outlets, written by the guys who keep threatening to bomb flat guys who may have been in the same unit as you once, for the godawful sin of wanting to protect "one-worlder" Poland from now-with-extra-nation-state mojo Russia.
A whole lot of stopped clocks are right a couple times a day, including the ones made out of enriched uranium that are being catapulted at us at Mach 4.
Infowars is in a similar position. Yeah, they'll cover stuff like Ayers The Unrepentant Commie Terrorist to get your foot in the door, but long term the stuff they're selling, that we should all vote for RuPaul or Gary Johnson and split enough of the vote for Ayers' jugeared commie fuck of a friend to get a second term.
Posted by Thing From Snowy Mountain 2012-05-05 13:00||
#9 It is true that over the course of the day, various moderators as they have time look through the submissions in the hopper and publish those they think appropriate to the site and delete those they think inappropriate. It is also true that at the end of the day whatever is in the hopper gets published at the midnight rollover. This means sometimes things get published because nobody looked at them closely due to the press of other things, generally life beyond the electrons. When the error is noticed it is rectified. As each of the mods has expertise in different areas, so some pay more attention to one thing and some another. We haven't published a formal list of undesired sites because, honestly, that's pretty much an infinite amount of work. We couldn't even keep up with news sites connected to R1ghth4aven, back when Fred was being dinged by them for a reasonably hellacious amount of money.
This is not a big deal. You mean well, Besoeker, and so does badanov. Please let's not make it one when we are all on the same side of the important issues.
Posted by trailing wife 2012-05-05 13:15||
#10 Another way of putting it just occured to me.... consider, for example, one frequent contributor to Infowars, Webster Tarpley. Go search on and read his explanation for the death of John Wheeler.
Think long and hard about whether you believe it or not.
Because if he was killed by anyone else, for any other reason... Tarpley has put a lot of effort in giving them a smokescreen to hide behind. And I doubt he did it because he's a Misunderstood but devoted-to-his-beliefs kook.
Posted by Thing From Snowy Mountain 2012-05-05 13:17||
#11 Occam's razor suggests that he's a disinformation agent, and those who push his material as well. (Which would mean both Infowars and Coast to Coast, a topic for when I have more time later).
I have to go back to class now, have a nice day all y'all.
Posted by Thing From Snowy Mountain 2012-05-05 13:18||
#12 Thanks for the info 'Thing From Snowy Mtn.' It's been passed to be by a colleague now and then. I'm not a follower of the site.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-05-05 13:57||
#13 So...why does Rantburg regularly post links to BBC, Al-Jazeera, and NY Times? Just curious.
Posted by gromky 2012-05-05 15:16||
#14 I guess sometimes we should see what the heck the disinformation purveyors are saying.
Which suggests that there may be a point to posting stuff from Infowars, given that rantburg posts stuff from PressTV, which is also probably a truther site.
Posted by Thing From Snowy Mountain 2012-05-05 15:36||
#15 exactly, Thing.
This is not news to you, Gromky.
Fred's philosophy is to bring the news as others are getting it. Riling up the rubes with disinformation and spin affects the WOT. If you don't like it, there's an option....
Posted by Frank G 2012-05-05 16:26||
#16 what do you mean a "truther" outfit, Badanov just out of curiosity?
Posted by Clusosh Panda4751 2012-05-05 17:33||
#17 I would respectfully ask that you coordinate or in some manner, publish other prohibited sites as well
The problem with establishing parameters is that it gives those with the intent to disrupt, boundaries to skirt or territory to claim.
Posted by Pappy 2012-05-05 17:41||
#18 Press TV also rewrites AP, BBC and other news organizations dispatches which cleans that news and eliminate copyright problems.
Fred doesn't have to rewrite the news. The turbans do it for him Does that mean we should post the anti-Jew crap they post as well?
There is a reason it is called news judgement. Infowars.com advances the troofer version of 911, and that has always been an unacceptable distraction from the actual causes of 911: hostile turbans.
But, as always, Besoeker is perfectly free to make another stab at posting Alex Jones' bullsheets, and I will delete them on sight, next time without further comment.
#19 The problem with establishing parameters is that it gives those with the intent to disrupt, boundaries to skirt or territory to claim.
Aw, Pappy! How can we flout the rules if we don't know what they are?
On a more serious note, the value of sites like PressTV is not the wealth of info they provide, although they sometimes do cover stories the MSM seem to avoid. What they bring to the table is traffic analysis - what they are talking about, who is saying it and when.
Posted by SteveS 2012-05-05 19:37||
#20 Maybe what we need is a category for "What the enemy is thinking". Like Besoeker, I've been known to post an article or two because it sheds light on the thought processes involved, not because I agree with it. I try to make that apparent with my snark, though.
Want to understand terror? That is just another way to say "Know thy enemy."
Posted by gorb 2012-05-05 21:45||