Thanks. I think I first started reading Free Republic in 1997 with my old webtv. My mom is an avid reader here, at age 77 she forwards at least a couple of FreeRepublic articles a day to her email buddies. Neither of us post that much.
I remember the days before the copyright thing got nasty. All in all FreeRepublic is a great source for news. That being said..there are reasons that I do like using AssociatedContent from Yahoo. I like the fact that I can make it all 1 page instead of flipping it over. Whatever I feel in the mood for..I read.
Most stuff, unless it’s opinion, is sourced. I have about 15 people that I read over there and each for different reasons.
Like I said..I don’t mean to step on people’s toes..I love FreeRepublic. But, if it cost Yahoo that much money to buy it..it must be halfway decent.
Yahoo has syndication rights with most blog sites like Examiner (and apparently the one that article is on). It shouldn't be judged as regarding the quality or if it is FR news- Yahoo just does that so they can have articles for search results.