I have a bit of longevity, too. Seems like a whole lot of us found the site by accident, lurked, then joined after the appalling Clinton impeachment farce.
I think the coolest thing ever was watching, in real time, as Freeper “buckhead” and others, used forensics to take down Dan Rather and Mary Mapes after they used phony documents to discredit GWB on behalf of John Kerry a few weeks before the election in 2004. Outstanding work, and historical.
Thanks, Jim! Happy New Year to all.
Yep, buckhead and RatherGate. It was amazing to watch that transpire. And to watch for months until the cretin in the MSM finally admitted it was a scam forgery.
I first read FR from a link on Drudge.
astiunde, how cool was that. Buckhead took down Dan Rather and CBS NEws while they were deliberately trying to influence a Presidential election.
That was one major way Free Republic affected history. Imagine if that horseface old Commie, John Kerry, won in 2004! ((((Shudder)))