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Hate Speech Finds a Home on the Web
Politicsdaily | 07/13-09 | bonnie goldstein

Posted on 07/13/2009 7:44:23 PM PDT by omega4179

Edited on 07/13/2009 8:08:27 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

I see that racist, hate-filled jerks have been exercising their free speech over at Free Republic, a political blog directed at readers of the hard right wing persuasion.
One of the great advancements in public communication via the World Wide Web's blogosphere should be spirited discussion among disparate voices, but, as I bemoaned recently of the caliber of observations posted below our own Woman Up discussion, much reader commentary is sadly lacking in decorum, civility, and mutual respect. I had not trolled the devotee output on other web logs and was, until recently, only vaguely aware of similar sliminess appearing on ideologically slanted websites. But a post on FR last week (now pulled) that included a picture of adorable 11-year-old Malia Obama, wearing a peace sign T-shirt in Italy while her father attended the G8 summit, generated commentary of such venom and hate that it drew attention from writers on both sides of the ideological spectrum.
Fox News conservative Bill O'Reilly has called out the right-wing website for being "nasty" and "vile." Today leftish and mainstream roundtables are having a meal on it, too. I will refrain from quoting the mean-spirited commentary and take Free Republic editors at their word that they do not "advocate or condone racism, violence, rebellion, secession, or an overthrow of the government" and suggest they also refrain from encouraging or condoning despicable behavior by some of their readers.


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Politics
KEYWORDS: alinskied; alinsky; blogs; chrisparry; leftwing; werenotablog
No examples given by the "author" of this hate piece. People with AOL accounts feel free to post mature comments and vote on comments.
1 posted on 07/13/2009 7:44:23 PM PDT by omega4179
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To: omega4179

Bottom feeders do that all the time.....


2 posted on 07/13/2009 7:46:41 PM PDT by Shamrock-DW
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To: omega4179

I am thinking this person never read the thread in question, and is going strictly on hearsay. Typical.


3 posted on 07/13/2009 7:47:27 PM PDT by redhead (You don't have to be eaten by a bear to know he WILL eat you...)
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To: redhead

Bloggers are useful when they actually write something and cite research and examples but just repeating heresay from other blogs is bottom feeding not journalism.


4 posted on 07/13/2009 7:49:21 PM PDT by omega4179 (Anti Obamaphile)
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To: omega4179
Great picture of the adorable 11 year old with the P-Diddy looking guy with her.
The Obama’s should be ashamed of themselves for using their children for props.
5 posted on 07/13/2009 7:50:24 PM PDT by tobyhill
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To: omega4179

One way of looking at this is that FR must be important to the Socialists or else they wouldn’t bother attacking it. The more FR grows, the greater the attacks. Consider this a red badge of courage.


6 posted on 07/13/2009 7:51:57 PM PDT by Nosterrex
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To: tobyhill

I agree!


7 posted on 07/13/2009 7:52:38 PM PDT by Curious George1978
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To: omega4179

Amazing that hate speech was on vacation for eight years.


8 posted on 07/13/2009 7:53:56 PM PDT by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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To: omega4179
This is only "racist" if you're using Al Sharpton's context.

I would say that most FReepers were thoroughly disgusted at the sight of the President's pre-teen daughter dressed like a flower child, which probably caused our enemies to cut loose some guffaws, than actually made racist comments. And no, saying the word "ghetto" doesn't make one a racist.

9 posted on 07/13/2009 7:54:07 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist ("President Obama, your agenda is not new, it's not change, and it's not hope" - Rush Limbaugh 02/28)
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To: omega4179

Hey goldstein! Where was your angst when 0bama’s predessor was getting ball peen hammered daily for eight years? (crickets) I thought so.


10 posted on 07/13/2009 7:54:12 PM PDT by RoadKingSE (How do you know that the light at the end of the tunnel isn't a muzzle flash ?)
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To: omega4179

Already posted and yanked. Jim doesn’t want to give them the hits.


11 posted on 07/13/2009 7:54:37 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: omega4179

I don’t believe this forum is characterized by “hate speech”, whatever that author considers that to be. She seems to be another person with a need to attack conservatives.


12 posted on 07/13/2009 7:55:21 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The Democrats have returned to their game of supporting totalitarian regimes. Now they're muslim.)
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To: omega4179

What was so hateful about the thread? Someone just asked who was the “thug rapper” with her.


13 posted on 07/13/2009 7:58:31 PM PDT by ArtyFO (I love to smoke cigars when I adjust artillery fire at the moonbat loonery.)
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To: omega4179

Of course the “facts” are wrong here. Still, if comments like this had been directed at the Palin children, it would be Sarah’s fault for “trotting them out in public.”


14 posted on 07/13/2009 7:59:13 PM PDT by ElayneJ
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To: omega4179

One of the comments on the article:

“...Posted By: eatshit
10:18PM Jul 13th 2009
Its true what they say; Right wingers are crazier than ever. They have crossed the line of sanity and truth be told should be slowly but surely silenced over the next few years. Hey look, Germany has laws to make sure their right wing zealots cant speak or assemble as a political force so we should do the same with ours. Truth be told these people are getting way out of hand and are becoming dangerous and before we wind up with our own group of Nazi’s to contend with something should be done. And it is. We actually now have a czar that is going to combat right wing hate speech....”

Yeah, we are really crazy; like we want to destroy the constitution and all.


15 posted on 07/13/2009 7:59:38 PM PDT by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: buccaneer81

Ok I reported my own post then.


16 posted on 07/13/2009 8:02:23 PM PDT by omega4179 (Anti Obamaphile)
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To: tobyhill

They would have to have the ability to feel shame, first. Anyone who would take advantage of every opportunity this country offered, get a first class education in an elite school, land a cushy job, and eventually become the POTUS and STILL feel that they somehow got a bad deal deserves nothing but disgust.


17 posted on 07/13/2009 8:02:34 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Socialism is the belief that most people are better off if everyone was equally poor and miserable.)
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To: omega4179

no, they were just driving by. It lives at KOS, DU, Huff and CBS late night


18 posted on 07/13/2009 8:02:43 PM PDT by GeronL ( Patriotic Insurrectionist at http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: Islander7

Any chance to play the race card will be taken. It’s a great way to stifle free speech. I think the gist of any comments I saw were of the obama’s using the child as a prop. Or, as I posted on my blog, satircally, “is it now fair game to attack the obama children” given that they have now entered the political arena with such shirts. Ultimately, I decided that it was the parents who should be criticized.

Of course, this outrage is lost on liberals when it comes to making fun of Palin’s children.


19 posted on 07/13/2009 8:05:28 PM PDT by The Big Feed
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To: omega4179
Bonnie deletes comments she doesn't like.

BTW, I don't like Bonnie. She is hatefilled.

20 posted on 07/13/2009 8:06:14 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Seeing how the Obama family lived in the suburbs of Chicago and never tasted ghetto life, it sorta does fall into the category of “stereotypical statement”. It would be like saying that the Bush twins were trailer trash just because they grew up in Texas.


21 posted on 07/13/2009 8:06:53 PM PDT by TypeZoNegative (Pro life & Vegan because I respect all life, Republican because our enemies don't respect ours.)
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To: omega4179

Just another leftist hit piece against FR.

We must be scoring some major points against them.

Oh, and she’s clearly gay, too!!


22 posted on 07/13/2009 8:07:14 PM PDT by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: Islander7

“They have crossed the line of sanity and truth”

I got a kick out of that one. I have never known leftists and liberals to have a monopoly on either sanity or truth. In any case, who is “Eatshit” to be the one to determine who is sane and truthful?


23 posted on 07/13/2009 8:07:31 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The Democrats have returned to their game of supporting totalitarian regimes. Now they're muslim.)
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To: omega4179
Look at the tactic being used.

They pick an atypical example (the comments about Malia Obama were NOT our finest hour on FR) then trump it all out of proportion by referring to "comments so offensive we can't even mention them here". Naturally people are going to form an opinion that is FAR worse than the reality, not that I'm defending what was actually said. But why give the other side the ammunition to unfairly clobber FR with? We know who owns the MSM...

There are four words in red that are hard to avoid every time we make a post:

"Loose lips sink ships."

We each have a right to our own feelings and opinions, but we also need to think twice before publicly posting every thought that enters our head.

24 posted on 07/13/2009 8:10:02 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: popdonnelly

Relax. Did any of you really think you were going to be able to criticize Obama and not be called racist? Really? No you didn’t. So don’t act so surprised or feel the need to defend your speech. If and when you ever assert that your race is superior to all others, you’ll know it. And if you do, you need to leave this place...for a job as a Supreme Court justice.


25 posted on 07/13/2009 8:11:46 PM PDT by The Big Feed
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To: The Big Feed

Hey Lefty: “ Cry me a river all the way to Gov. Palin’s front door!”


26 posted on 07/13/2009 8:13:33 PM PDT by EnglishOnly (Fight all out to win OR get out now.)
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To: omega4179

Oh for the love of pete the thread was pulled, unlike the countless threads at DU or DKos that are worse, and actually contain violet threats


27 posted on 07/13/2009 8:17:23 PM PDT by Domandred (Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment.)
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To: armymarinemom

Eight years? What about the last six months? What about the Palin daughters, and her son? Oh, wait. Their Mom’s a Conservative. Never mind...


28 posted on 07/13/2009 8:19:23 PM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: bigbob

And I’m 100% positive that if I posted my true feelings, I’d get banned.


29 posted on 07/13/2009 8:22:33 PM PDT by Quickgun
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To: omega4179

Funny, this same column was up earlier today and was pulled.


30 posted on 07/13/2009 8:23:24 PM PDT by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: Richard Kimball

The Admin pulled the link this time, its better not to have tens of thousands of hits for her sophomoric hard left hate blog.


31 posted on 07/13/2009 8:25:19 PM PDT by omega4179 (Anti Obamaphile)
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To: omega4179

I reject the notion that the worst offense in today’s America is racism. Granted racism is bad, but the killing of millions of unborn, bankrupting those fortunate enough to survive the abortion industry, and the willful destruction of the Bill of Rights are far worse.


32 posted on 07/13/2009 8:26:53 PM PDT by Natural Law
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To: PzLdr
What about the last six months? Geessh. I never said to skip six months. Oh never mind.
33 posted on 07/13/2009 8:26:57 PM PDT by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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To: Islander7

Getting closer and closer to CWII. There will be that straw that breaks the camels back.


34 posted on 07/13/2009 8:28:50 PM PDT by Quickgun
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To: Domandred

THE HORROR!

Keep us posted and let us know when the violet threats turn into fire engine red threats.


35 posted on 07/13/2009 8:29:22 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: bigbob
I'll tell you exactly what's going through my head right now:

I'm pretty sure this is what heaven looks like.

I'm pretty sure this is what the economy looks like.

36 posted on 07/13/2009 8:32:02 PM PDT by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: omega4179

For some reason while reading that piece I could picture Shelia Broflovski from South Park as the author.

For another strange reason I am thinking of Eric Cartman’s classic song “Kyle’s Mom is a Stupid Bitch”


37 posted on 07/13/2009 8:34:46 PM PDT by Swiss ("Thus always to tyrants")
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To: popdonnelly
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38 posted on 07/13/2009 8:35:49 PM PDT by Quickgun
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To: Nosterrex
Exactly so, old chap. If FreeRepublic wasn't making trouble for Zero somehow or somewhere, there would be no need to come after us. Kinda makes me feel all warm inside... like I'm getting that Chrissy Matthew's "tingle..."

NO!!! NEVER!!! Slap me when I talk like that.

It's possibly even that the Fox Phenomenon is hitting FR. Maybe Jim-Rob has more bloggers enrolled than Move-On and Daily Kooks combined, and it's got them throwing hissy fits. Or...

...they've finally noticed that we're reader-supported (we don't need Soros' billions to keep afloat), and they are terrified by that level of belief in something... the thought horrifies them, so they lash out in fear and anguish.

Yeah, yeah, that's the ticket. Fear, and anguish. ;-/

39 posted on 07/13/2009 8:39:15 PM PDT by Gargantua ("Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people..." John Adams)
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To: armymarinemom

My fault. When I see the phrase “last eight years”, I automatically assume the discussion is about the Bush 43 Presidency. I tend to view what happened to the Palins as outside that timeframe, even though it isn’t. My apologies.


40 posted on 07/13/2009 9:10:31 PM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: PzLdr

Understandable. It seems that the left and our media have because a huge sucking vacuum of hate that gets worse every day.


41 posted on 07/13/2009 9:27:11 PM PDT by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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To: omega4179

They put her in the Peace T to see if they could get an attack like Palins kids and they did. Difference is, she was trying to be political wearing that shirt. This was a Premier Hussain setup from the beginning. We are now a target for telling the truth.

Musta missed the outrage over the Kooks or Huffandpuffington.

Pray for America


42 posted on 07/13/2009 9:32:09 PM PDT by bray (Rope & Chains)
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To: Nosterrex
"One way of looking at this is that FR must be important to the Socialists or else they wouldn’t bother attacking it. The more FR grows, the greater the attacks. Consider this a red badge of courage."

yep. Consider us part of Sarah's team now, too. This won't be the last accusation. They will attempt to use the same tactics with us they did with Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh. "Over the target..." and all, you know.

43 posted on 07/14/2009 12:15:26 AM PDT by redhead (You don't have to be eaten by a bear to know he WILL eat you...)
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To: omega4179

AOL Commie News greeted me with this crap today, but it wouldn’t let me post it. The web address was very long and wouldn’t compact.

More one sided twaddle. Yesterday, they greeted me with a smiling lesbian. My wife loves it, or they would be history.


44 posted on 07/14/2009 12:18:07 AM PDT by Luke21
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To: Gargantua
"Exactly so, old chap. If FreeRepublic wasn't making trouble for Zero somehow or somewhere, there would be no need to come after us. Kinda makes me feel all warm inside... like I'm getting that Chrissy Matthew's "tingle..."

LOL! Where's that bumper sticker that was on her about a month ago: "ANY DAY I DON'T PISS OFF A LIBERAL IS A TOTAL WASTE" ?

45 posted on 07/14/2009 12:23:40 AM PDT by redhead (You don't have to be eaten by a bear to know he WILL eat you...)
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To: redhead

“HERE.” It’s “HERE,” not “her.” (hanging head and slumping away...)


46 posted on 07/14/2009 12:24:54 AM PDT by redhead (You don't have to be eaten by a bear to know he WILL eat you...)
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