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Free Republic is NOT Reporting Larry Sinclair is Dead

Posted on 11/14/2011 4:35:01 AM PST by icwhatudo

Contrary to claims made on HillBuzz and the twitterverse, Free Republic is NOT reporting Larry Sinclair is dead. An "article" written at a blog website (that has 3 articles in its entire history) was linked to on Free Republic. Thats it. It is not written by Free Republic and is not a claim made by Free Republic.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: dead; sinclair; thedead; thenotdead; walkingdead
Got the feeling this one is going to bite us in the arse.
1 posted on 11/14/2011 4:35:01 AM PST by icwhatudo
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To: icwhatudo

I agree.


2 posted on 11/14/2011 4:37:27 AM PST by presently no screen name
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To: icwhatudo

Already posted here:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2807065/posts


3 posted on 11/14/2011 4:38:16 AM PST by Mechanicos (Why does the DOE have a SWAT Team?)
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To: icwhatudo

Well yes, it kind of is...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2807065/posts

Why this post was allowed to stand when proven false is beyond me.


4 posted on 11/14/2011 4:40:00 AM PST by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice)
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To: Mechanicos
Read my title and comments again FRiend.

FR IS NOT NOT NOT NOT NOT NOT Reporting that Larry Sinclair is dead.

5 posted on 11/14/2011 4:41:13 AM PST by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the constitution"-Obama official)
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To: netmilsmom

I thought if you posted something (other than a vanity or prayer request) then a link of sorts had to be provided? Am I wrong? If not, then any troll could come on, post something absolutely ridiculous in the attempt to make FR look sensational/wrong etc... Personally, I think the original post (because it is now proven as wrong) should be pulled.


6 posted on 11/14/2011 4:43:09 AM PST by momtothree
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To: icwhatudo
That said - - - Francisco Franco remains deceased. Or...his remains remain deceased....er....ummm....that is....what remains of his remains remain deceased!

Who the hell is Larry Sinclair and why do FReepers care whether or not he's deceased?

7 posted on 11/14/2011 4:44:07 AM PST by Logic n' Reason (N/A)
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To: netmilsmom

ONe poster linking to a blog is not “Free Republic reporting” IMHO. I do hope the mods yank that sucker unless someone comes up with confirmation.


8 posted on 11/14/2011 4:44:42 AM PST by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the constitution"-Obama official)
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To: icwhatudo

Long live Larry Sinclair!


9 posted on 11/14/2011 4:47:53 AM PST by The_Media_never_lie
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To: Logic n' Reason
He wrote some totally unprovable and obscene things about Obama and is considered a wingnut.
A respectable site like FR is right to have nothing to do with him-live or dead.
10 posted on 11/14/2011 4:48:48 AM PST by Happy Rain ( "Many of the most useful idiots of the Left are on the Right.")
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To: Logic n' Reason

He was really, really, reeaallllyyy, good friends with Obama, back before Obama was a state senator.

He’s a bit of a problem for Obama, if anybody mainstream wants to interview him.


11 posted on 11/14/2011 4:50:35 AM PST by Jonty30
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To: icwhatudo

a hit and run.....by MIB???

I suppose the annointed one found the Fort Marcy Park method, a little cheesy.


12 posted on 11/14/2011 4:56:02 AM PST by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: icwhatudo

The MSM has been trying to use FR as a sheep herders station, they waltz in here and start polls, opinions and rumors thinking that with the millions in audience they have a socialistic mind control machine.

har har har

We also know how the unplug the machine.


13 posted on 11/14/2011 4:58:33 AM PST by Eye of Unk (E-Cat is the future, unless we want to live in the past.)
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To: icwhatudo

Word to Herman Cain.....

.....your competition kills HIS accusers.

(who is a conspiracy theorist???? Moi?)


14 posted on 11/14/2011 4:58:58 AM PST by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Jonty30
really, really, reeaallllyyy, good friends

Butt Buddies perchance?


15 posted on 11/14/2011 5:02:46 AM PST by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Vaquero

More like spoonful of love that makes things just right.


16 posted on 11/14/2011 5:07:39 AM PST by Jonty30
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To: Jonty30

that is so gay.


17 posted on 11/14/2011 5:13:25 AM PST by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Happy Rain
He wrote some totally unprovable and obscene things about Obama....

If this were a liberal site and Obama were conservative the charges by Sinclair would be considered true by virtue of their seriousness.

Unprovable - yes. Obscene - yes. Because this is a conservative site and Obama is a liberal - whatever - we can only reel in disgust.

18 posted on 11/14/2011 5:18:52 AM PST by Louis Foxwell (Government must be taken back from the thieves who have stolen it.)
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To: icwhatudo

I see that the “DEAD” thread was pulled. Good news for Larry! Larry, wake up Larry!


19 posted on 11/14/2011 5:21:53 AM PST by PGalt
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To: Louis Foxwell

Donald Young’s unsolved murder? No justice, no peace. Larry’s story just a coincidence? Who has proven him false?


20 posted on 11/14/2011 5:31:04 AM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all......)
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To: Louis Foxwell
When your bio is censored by Wikipedia...well, you have to have “something/anything” to back up your allegations even if they are sounding more and more credible as we all become more and more familiar with the president's "odd" manners...

til then LS is toxic.

21 posted on 11/14/2011 5:31:15 AM PST by Happy Rain ( "Many of the most useful idiots of the Left are on the Right.")
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To: PGalt

UPDATE: The mods pulled the original thread because it was a hoax. It was simply a link to a blog making the claim. This was not original FR reporting, this was not an article written by a freeper or Free Republic. Hillbuzz now has its panties in a bunch:

UPDATE: 700am CST 11/14/11

I just got off the phone with Larry Sinclair and he is very much alive.

I don’t know why Free Republic ran that story, but Larry Sinclair is alive and well.

Shortly after Free Republic put up the apocryphal account that he was killed in a car accident, people started calling Larry to check on him (myself included).
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I have no idea what Free Republic’s intentions were this morning, but I think it’s sick they ran this hoax and scared the living daylights out of so many people today.

Shame on them.

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UPDATE: 710am CST 11/14/11

As of 710am CST, Free Republic has deleted the article it ran claiming that Larry Sinclair was killed in a hit and run car accident.

They’ve flushed it all down the memory hole as if it never happened. The links to the original story no longer work and are reading that “that thread has been pulled”.

So far, no explanation has been given for why Free Republic did any of this.

I honestly don’t know how that site works, so if someone who is a regular reader there can explain it in comments below I would really appreciate it.

It’s my understanding that anything that’s submitted for posting there is reviewed by Editors/Moderators, so I just don’t know why anyone would approve this morbid lie about Larry Sinclair.

Can someone explain how this happened at Free Republic and how they can prevent something like this from happening again?


22 posted on 11/14/2011 6:05:30 AM PST by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the constitution"-Obama official)
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To: icwhatudo

Nicely done bump.


23 posted on 11/14/2011 6:08:45 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: icwhatudo
Can someone explain how this happened at Free Republic and how they can prevent something like this from happening again?

Blogpimpimg perhaps?

I saw that thread and there were some who just believed it right off the bat which was a tad discouraging, IMO.

However, most of us who posted on it were expressing strong skepticism.

I'm glad the Mods took the thread down.

24 posted on 11/14/2011 9:27:38 AM PST by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: icwhatudo
Never trust what you read on blogs.


25 posted on 11/14/2011 10:49:58 AM PST by 50mm (Trust nobody and you'll never be disappointed.)
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To: netmilsmom
Why this post was allowed to stand when proven false is beyond me

I hit the abuse button shortly after it was posted, and told the mod it should be removed until verified by another source. The article was allowed to stand for several hours after my notification before it was pulled.

26 posted on 11/14/2011 3:07:47 PM PST by LucyT
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To: LucyT

It was just too believeable - you-know-who has to want him dead.

Where can we hear Larry’s interview tomorrow night or read the transcripts?

Hopefully someone has had time to think that their lives might be on the line as well and has provided tangible proof.

And I am relieved he is ok.


27 posted on 11/14/2011 4:20:43 PM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: icwhatudo

Heh, I posted on that thread last night. I was wondering what happened to it.
Hoax, huh? Shoulda known...


28 posted on 11/14/2011 4:28:05 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: icwhatudo

I don’t get it, is he dead or not dead?

Ilya Zhitomirskiy is dead, that’s for sure.


29 posted on 11/14/2011 4:28:20 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: LucyT

>>The article was allowed to stand for several hours after my notification before it was pulled.<<

Yeah, maybe the mods were sleeping. Who knows. But normally FR is pretty good about this kind of stuff.

No matter what, you did all you could do. :)


30 posted on 11/14/2011 4:48:35 PM PST by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice)
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To: Logic n' Reason

Don’t you remember? Just before the last presidential election, Larry Sinclair “outed” Obama as a homosexual who kept having his lovers bumped off to protect his political career. Then Sinclair wisely made himself scarce. Now the New Media is putting him back in the spotlight, which will undoubtedly put his life in danger. The dude needs to stay in hiding.


31 posted on 11/14/2011 8:19:05 PM PST by jespasinthru (Proud member of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy.)
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To: LucyT

“Why this post was allowed to stand when proven false is beyond me”

Please at least tell me that the poster GTZ (Got The Zot).


32 posted on 11/15/2011 3:09:16 AM PST by Flotsam_Jetsome (Larry Sinclair: The Original "Stimulus Package")
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome

Don’t recall who posted it...


33 posted on 11/15/2011 10:24:19 AM PST by LucyT
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