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Does the IMC ever wish to be taken seriously?
13 Sep 2001
Modified: 14 Sep 2001
Indymedia will never have any clout or credibility as long as it continually publishes articles of paranoid conspiracy plots written by those with no credentials what so ever.
While I appreciate the 'free speech' stance, it gets a bit rediculous and tiresome to continually read far fetched rantings of government conspiracy and coverup on this website.

If indymedia ever hopes to make any sort of grounds on the mainstream press, it needs to make efforts towards being a bit more serious about its reporting.

Allowing anyone who pleases(regardless of credentials or knowledge), to 'publish' articles insisting that the US government is responsible for what happened on Tuesday only comes off as appearing fanatical and unprofessional.

Not everything in the world is a conspiracy. It really isn't. I sincerally suggest sticking to stories that have a factual and well documented source. Otherwise you will never be any sort of competition or effectual.
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Absolutely
14 Sep 2001
You are, of course, absolutely right.
I suggest you get your FBI pay check
and post on salon.com from now.

DaK
Good point Patrick
14 Sep 2001
I hadn't considered it before, but I guess it does make sense to limit the speech allowed on IMC to those who have professional journalism credentials, and have worked in the industry for at least five years. Perhaps while we're at it, we should enact spelling and grammar standards. I guess that would leave your mossage somewhere in the unposted pile, huh?