Skip to comments.Blog Police Creeps Are George Soros Plants
Posted on 11/19/2010 9:54:46 AM PST by Mobile Vulgus
Blog Police Creeps Are George Soros Plants
For at least a month now a crew of three or four screen names here on Free Republic have been used to spam post after post all across the board. They have decided that they are Free Republic's police, they think they speak for the whole board, and have been attempting to drive people off this site. But are they real FReepers? Or are they something else?
It is pretty clear that they are being paid to do this by a George Soros-styled, left wing organization to spam FR, attack posters, and attempt to destroy this board.
If you haven't noticed these attacks (and they're hard to miss) these three or four posters swarm any post they don't like attempting to drive the original thread posters off FR. Additionally, when any other FReeper stands up for the original post these three or four screen names are used to attack those FReepers that dare oppose them. They call their attacks a "blogpimp" attack. Anyone that posts from a blog is targeted for destruction by these "people."
Do these just three or four screen names belong to real FReepers that think they know better than everyone else and imagine that they speak for everyone? Or are they something more nefarious? Are they really, in fact, a left-wing, astroturf effort meant to disrupt Free Republic?
Let's take a look at the methods of these screen names to see that their efforts are a perfect example of leftists methods
One of the many methods of these infiltrating leftists is to set up a screen name, use it for a while in a way that makes it seem as if the screen name is a normal poster. And then, ultimately, use the screen name for their actual purpose -- disrupting the board. This has happened on many other sites. It is a long-term project that these leftists engage.
The same three or four names pop up at all hours of the day or night. It's as if there is really a whole crew of people constantly monitoring FR for a post they can attack. It is a bit hard to believe that a real FReeper could be online ready to attack at 7AM, Noon, 9AM, 9PM, AND 1AM. But these screen names are used to attack at all hours of the day. It is easy to suspect that these three or four screen names are being used by multiple people in an organized campaign and we know the left has paid for crews that do this all across the Internet. The left posts fake messages on thousands of different websites a day and we here know for a fact that some of these leftists try their hardest to disrupt FR.
A Series of Lies
Like true leftists they employ always changing accusations of why the posts they are attacking is what they claim is a bad post. One minute they are claiming that an original post is "making money" off FReepers. Then when that is proven wrong they claim that the original post is "stealing" content from others and not original material. Then when that is proven wrong they suddenly find that their complaint is that the original post is asking FReepers to click offsite to see more information. Next they begin claiming that FR rules have been violated when they clearly haven't been. It is clear that there is no satisfying them because their complaints change nearly every day. Of course, the reason their complaints are ever changing is because they don't care about the complaints, they care about disrupting FR.
Name Calling, Attacking Others
Another example of the leftist methods of these screen names is abusive attacks, name calling, and belligerent behavior. These attackers have called FReepers vile names (especially "homosexuals") when they are opposed. They swarm any supporter of the original thread they are attacking and also follow them to other entries on FR to attack them there, too. This is typical leftist, thug behavior.
One of the things these left-wing infiltrators claim is that they only want bloggers to post an entire post in FR and to stop FR members from clicking to blogs. But the real goal is to drive bloggers off FR in order to stop bloggers from talking to each other and to isolate conservatives apart from each other, stopping coordination and "fellowship," if you will. They want bloggers cut out of the major influence they've gained in this New Media era.
Yes, there is a whole lot going on here that should outrage an honest FReeper.
-They claim that FR rules are being broken. This is obviously a lie because the moderators have made no attempt to stop the sort of posts that these fake screen names are being used to attack. If the mods have made no attempt to stop these original posts, it is obvious no rules are being broken.
-These fake screen names have been used off FR, too. For instance one of the fake screen names was used to attack me and name call in the comments of my own YouTube channel. I had to delete the vile comments attributed to this screen name. So it is clear that these names are being used to attack other sites, too.
-These names have been used to attack posts put in the FR blog section. Yes, paradoxically this organized attack against posts from blogs is going on IN THE FR BLOG SECTION! Clearly they don't care about truth or honesty. Attacking postings from blogs in the very section in which they are supposed to be posted is illogical, but it is a good way to disrupt the board.
-Even when they are directly told by multiple FReepers that their actions are not wanted they then step up the attacks by creating oversized images and posing dozens of times in a thread.
-Also as they've been told by dozens of FReepers that their actions are not wanted and even as their complaints have been ignored by the mods they continue day in and day out to initiate these attacks. Clearly this is a whole program as any normal poster would have tired of this campaign after a month of their complaints being ignored by the mods. Who would put so much efort and time into such an organized attack without being paid?
In the end it is obviously all a left-wing , paid for campaign because of the persistence. After all, a normal, real poster if he didn't like a particular sort of thread would simply not click on them and read them. A normal person would avoid such a thread. But these fake screen names swarm every post they claim not to like, they do so dozens of times a day, they do so all together, and they do so multiple times on every post. THAT is an organized campaign, not just an honest poster miffed at another FReeper for posting something e doesn't like.
One guy obsessing about an issue is one thing. We all see one guy here and there that does this. But a whole crew of such obsessors? Hardly seems real, does it? No, it all smacks of an organized, left-wing, paid-for campaign.
The solution? Well, obviously ignoring them has been successful. After all, this paid-for campaign has resulted in no actions by the mods in favor of the campaigner's goal (that would be the elimination of many FReepers from the site). But the annoyance they represent is still disrupting every thread upon which they appear. The only other soution is to complain to the mods and report these guys, I suppose.
In any case, what ever becomes of this obviously Soros paid-for campaign, I thought it was something we should all be aware of.
Lastly, I'll use my own posts that these leftists have been attacking as an example. I have been a FReeper for five years and posting my original content every single day for almost that whole time. I have been posting the same stuff for five years and never once gotten a complaint until this last month or so. Only over the last month I've been attacked by these fake FReepers all of a sudden and all at once? As I said, this is an organized effort. NOT honest FReepers.
(I will not name the fake screen names in this post. They will reveal themselves in a few minutes after this is posted, so I won't have to name names here. They'll do it themselves, I'm sure.)
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It is to laugh.
Profiling! I like it! Now if only the TSA would employ your tactics. . .
Who are you talking about? Who are the screen names who are doing this? I mean your post is well thought out and well written so why not say who your suspects are then we can all be on the lookout for them.
I don’t get it either. If it is newsworthy, I enjoy the opportunity to read it. I really don’t care if you can read it somewhere else, too, without it being on the “blog.”
Hundreds of articles stream by every day. Some come up 2, 5, 10 times in a day. Click on the ones you want to read and skip the rest. No big deal.
FR has had some faddish, cliqueish folks come and go over the years. This “blog whining” is just more of the same thing.
Well, maybe it was not one of the Soros creeps, but recently I posted a pic of Cagney and the grapefruit scene from public enemy and all of a sudden a poster found it offensive and claimed I was inciting violence against women.
Now in all fairness it was on a column about Cindy McCain and the stuff about gays in the military lately. I captioned it ‘Cagneys advice to McCain’, but it was a joke, is all.
I found it kind of a left wing liberal response to my joke and was pretty surprised it happened on FR.
Good post. We had the same types around back during the California Recall...
They were Account teams.. 24 ops. nothing new.. Boilerplate materal.. coordinated drive-bys.. ridiculing conservative candidates as losers and unelectable .. fixated on advancing a progressive agenda.. which is the same as the left’s and moderates.
Probably working for Soros back then too..
Sidenote: are you sick of the Mitt ads yet? :-)
Right, George Soros has devised a plan to go after you personally.Are you not paying attention? They are going after me. They are going after all sort of posters here at FR. Come on, pal. Wake up.
Sidenote: are you sick of the Mitt ads yet? :-)LOL. I know what you mean.
Isn’t this like a guy who owns a McDonald’s franchise complaining that all his customers say that Burger King is better so it must be a conspiracy against him?
Dude, you need thick skin here, you should have figured it out by now. You also should have figured out a long time ago that if you constantly post links back to your own site, people will take exception.
Be honest, how many articles have you linked back to your own website, 100, 500, 1,000?
As someone who has mentioned this guy's blog pimping, I am still waiting for that George Soros check to come rolling in. It's why I joined FR 12 years ago, I was part of the BPP (Blog Pimp Project). Soros is very forward looking.
All I have ever said is that FReepers who re-post a piece from their personal blog ought to post the article in its entirety, not make other FReepers go to their web site. There are no copyright issues for their own stuff, so why do they want us to go to their site to read it? The obvious answer is that they want to use FReepers to increase their hits. And they do it in a disingenuous way, by making it seem as though they are posting a third party original piece that they found and are sharing, not mentioning that it is their own stuff.
Lots of FReepers have their own blogs and occasionally post stuff from them here. Not all of those FReepers are so dishonest about their motives.
You are either a master of satire, or strangely paranoid. For all I know, you may be both. Either way, I’m not one who spends much time hassling blogpimps, but you’ve convinced me that I need to do more of it. Call me what you will, but people posting on FreeRepublic just to get hits to their blogs are annoying.
Um, why would George Soros want you to post your articles here in full? Please explain. Your logic eludes me....
A few weeks ago I noticed three people being real jerks on here. I was just doing a little poking and saw that all three had signed up in June 2010. Doesn’t necessarily mean anything, but I sure thought it was interesting.
The usual “blog pimp enforcers” are not part of a leftwing conspiracy against you, they just don't want you pimping your stupid blogs with an excerpt when you could post the entire thing.
But why go with a reasonable and simple explanation when a vast conspiracy makes you sound so much more reasonable and down to Earth! LOL!
I’ve noticed this - the blogpimp police.
Problem with your thesis, is they’re right. Why drive people off to blogs to view embedded youtube videos with no meaningful analysis? Just posting youtube links is more appropriate.
Of course, embedding the youtube video into a freerepublic post would be easiest of all - but you can’t make money off google ads that way.
So let me get this straight. The 'Blog Police', as you call them, think you should post full articles from your blog instead of an excerpt and a link to drive hits to your blog.
And you think Soros is paying them to ask you to INCREASE the overall visibility of what you are posting by posting it in full on FR.
You might have a future in Washington after all, gauging from that display of flawless logic.
By the way, I personally know several of these “Blog Police” as you like to call them and I can guarantee you they aren’t Soros’ plants. The likelihood you are is far greater than these folks.
So humblegunner signed up in 2001 - more than four years before you showed up here - just to be pre-positioned to get after you for posting excerpts instead of full articles.
They have a style to their internet names ~ usually three initials followed by a three digit number ~ could be "ABC012" as an example. A number of these guys continued on after the election, and then some of them moved into the DOJ under Herr Holder.
Several of them have been weened off their Obamaism.
Yes, they got to FR during the campaign and after the campaign, and every now and then you'll see one of them coming in here to discuss some issue about which he or she has questions ~ but not much name-calling. Now that we are already into the 2012 campaign we'll be seeing some of them more often.
There is another group rather like the old "CLOWN POSSE". They do group attacks. Since several of them sound so much like "CLOWN POSSEE" I've just assumed that's what they were.
If we can tell each one of those guys his or her real name, telephone number and address, that will help them relieve their tension more directly ~ and leave us alone.
Now that you’ve got a sugar daddy, will you be buying better beer?
I could give a crap whether I click on a blog or the original article, site or video. I’m just glad to find it. But, your headline is over the top. Where is the proof?
I take that as an insult!;-)
There was a guy with a very respectable blog about the DOJ. He had the stories about the DOJ before they hit other conservative media. Last year he “outed” a FReeper whom he claimed was a leftist operative that was claiming to be a Conservative but in fact was working for the DOJ Russo squad monitoring Conservative sites and posting comments defending the administration. I posted the blog and a day later the DOJ bogger was finished. Site taken down. I have spoken by email with the FReeper whom frequently posts and appears to prop up the current administration (from a conservative perspective). This FReeper says he is a lawyer and I don’t know whether that had anything to do with the DOJ critic website being shut down or not. The FReeper said that he’s not who the blog claimed he was and I asked him why after the blog “outed him”, the site was shut down (and the post was scrubbed from the NET) and the FReeper said he didn’t know and had no idea why he was “outed” as a Dem-sleeper. He still posts here often, and almost always as an administration supporter, but he told me he wasn’t whom the blogger said he was. I take him at his word.
Dude, if you have no proof, your claims are just stupid and libelous....
Just a note ~ doesn’t bother me a bit.
Just goes to show how far sighted and nefarious Soros is in his choices of henchmen.
Nothing escapes his tentacles.
I’m watching everyone here.
Who are you talking about? Who are the screen names who are doing this?
Well, if the original dude won't say, I will.
There may be one more but I can't remember them. These are the dudes I have seen attacking all sorts of posts. They have attacked me and I just comment on stuff and don't do much originating of threads at all.
I am not sure if these names are a soros plant or not. But it sure makes sense if they are.
So, is your solution some sort of ‘net neutrality’ for FR?
Or it could be several people...spanning the globe.
Ever heard of time zones? LOL
This guy is a little whacky and paranoid. But that doesn't mean that Soros or other liberal groups don't use disrupters to sow discord here. It was done a lot during the early days of FR, and amazingly, it stopped almost immediately after the election of George Bush. We used to talk of the White House "boiler room". I think Jim posted one time that they were getting a lot of posts from IPs in DC government offices.
It may be going on still. Many of the disrupters of the past few months may be part of an organized effort. Or they may just be DUers out on a lark, MittBots or whatever. Hard to say.
Whatever the truth is, this guy is not their target. No one cares what he says or believes, we just don't like people promoting their blog through one line posts on FR that try to get people to give them hits. That does not promote our discussion of issues.
Hublegunner not only dislikes blogpimps but also hates it if you don’t use capitals. ;)
Yeah, dude. C'mon...name names!
..and don’t even get started if you spell something wrong, Gunner will be all over you like Rosie O’Donnell on a cheeseburger.
btw, show me where I have attacked you pal.
Um, exactly what is your evidence...it should be easy to post since it is so clear to you.
2)"Name Calling, Attacking Others"
Nowhere is that more evident than when the Palin fan club swarms.
3)"If you haven't noticed these attacks (and they're hard to miss) these three or four posters swarm any post they don't like attempting to drive the original thread posters off FR"
Yep, I see it every time pissant posts anything about Saint Sarah.
What you have done is describe the posting behaviour of the Palinites to a "T".
lol, has anyone pinged humble?
Palin supporters have precisely nothing to do with this issue.
oops, I guess a courtesy ping is in order.
Hey bud.. over here, want to go snipe hunting?
Thanks for not excerpting.
Feels good, doesn’t it?
I’m pretty sure that the posters in question are not Soros’s operatives. The problem is that they were not named, which is imho, not acceptable.