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Should FR continue to blacklist Infowars articles? [JimRob reply at 47]

Posted on 07/01/2013 11:31:10 AM PDT by grumpygresh

Sources such as NYT, Wapo, Politico are permitted on FR and those organizations are not exactly unbiased or accurate. Generally speaking, I think Infowars presents a libertarian and constitutionalist perspective and has cleaned up its act over the last couple years.


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KEYWORDS: ibtz; vanity; zot

1 posted on 07/01/2013 11:31:10 AM PDT by grumpygresh
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To: grumpygresh
Incoming!
2 posted on 07/01/2013 11:32:09 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who could have known that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional news?)
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To: grumpygresh
Generally speaking, I think Infowars presents a libertarian and constitutionalist perspective and has cleaned up its act over the last couple years.

What was it's act like beyond the last couple of years?

3 posted on 07/01/2013 11:33:28 AM PDT by Alex Murphy
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To: grumpygresh

LOL.


4 posted on 07/01/2013 11:34:06 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: grumpygresh; jimrob
The 911 truther idiot Alex Jones and any of his material is not welcome on FR. Do not post it here!! Just banned a 1998 signup because he ignored my warnings!

See Jim Robinson's Post #3 dated Mon 29 Apr 2013.

5 posted on 07/01/2013 11:35:49 AM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: grumpygresh

Never knew it was. I go there regularly for a more “edgy” view, in light of the validation of many of those “edgy” or so called “tin foil hat” views, like the super spy net thrown over the former Republic, I see no reason why not to.


6 posted on 07/01/2013 11:36:38 AM PDT by nomad
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To: grumpygresh

Yes. Jones’ wacky 911 trutherism is pure leftist idiocy. The man is a raving lunatic and you can tell him I said so.

Keep his bunk OFF FR!!


7 posted on 07/01/2013 11:40:53 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: re_nortex
The out of the box approach is more of what we seem to need. Jones, like Beck, has been FOR YEARS saying that a NWO, or elitist statist cabal, is out to get our individual liberties view freedom. I see nothing to invalidate THAT view, just plenty of proof from everywhere. If that makes me anathema, then ban me too!
8 posted on 07/01/2013 11:40:59 AM PDT by nomad
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To: nomad

To the question: Yes


9 posted on 07/01/2013 11:43:46 AM PDT by Bidimus1
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To: grumpygresh

Absolutely. Conservatives hone our arguments if we don’t just talk to each other. Besides that, we’ll have to understand libertarian views and where they compliment conservative views. Without a meeting of the minds, there’s no way to save the US....from the dems and the ‘pubs in power.


10 posted on 07/01/2013 11:44:40 AM PDT by grania
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I knew this was coming. Yeah I know, the 911 stuff was over the top ...


11 posted on 07/01/2013 11:45:10 AM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est.)
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To: Bidimus1

This site can, but I`ll go where the f*k I want and view who ever the hell I please, don`t like it DEAL!


12 posted on 07/01/2013 11:46:18 AM PDT by nomad
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To: nomad
"If that makes me anathema, then ban me too!"


13 posted on 07/01/2013 11:46:54 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: grania
Besides that, we’ll have to understand libertarian views and where they compliment conservative views.

Libertarians do a pretty good job of fighting for the homosexual agenda at FR. They are out in full force with this 'Gay Marriage' thing.

14 posted on 07/01/2013 11:48:48 AM PDT by ansel12 (Sodom and Gomorrah, flush with libertarians and liberals, short on social conservatives.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Keep his bunk OFF FR!!

You are the boss and I agree with you, surprisingly so. (I usually don't agree with bosses)

FMCDH(BITS)

15 posted on 07/01/2013 11:50:12 AM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: grumpygresh

We shouldn’t give those kooks any exposure. Screw ‘em.


16 posted on 07/01/2013 11:52:40 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: grumpygresh

Do we allow articles from the Daily Paul?


17 posted on 07/01/2013 11:57:39 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Jim Robinson
The man is a raving lunatic and you can tell him I said so.
Keep his bunk OFF FR!!

Dang, and I had just decided to start a blog...

18 posted on 07/01/2013 11:57:45 AM PDT by humblegunner (Creepy Ass Cracker)
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To: grumpygresh

Jim’s site. Jim’s rules.

No one can, or wants to, stop you from visiting Infowars, or DU, or KOS, if you want to.


19 posted on 07/01/2013 11:58:41 AM PDT by VietVet (I am old enough to know who I am and what I believe, and I 'm not inclined to apologize for any of)
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To: nomad
... If that makes me anathema, then ban me too!

Try posting an Alec Jones piece?

20 posted on 07/01/2013 11:59:02 AM PDT by TexasCajun (Creepy-Ass Cracker)
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To: nomad; jimrob
The out of the box approach is more of what we seem to need. Jones, like Beck, has been FOR YEARS saying that a NWO, or elitist statist cabal, is out to get our individual liberties view freedom. I see nothing to invalidate THAT view, just plenty of proof from everywhere. If that makes me anathema, then ban me too!

The boss has made his stance abundantly clear:

Alex Jones is just a useful idiot who makes tons of money selling this stupid crap to the gullible.

Jim Robinson has been a crusader for traditional all-American values of God, life, family, guns and liberty. When there's any doubt in a matter, I've found it wise to stand with Mr. Robinson.


21 posted on 07/01/2013 11:59:20 AM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: grumpygresh

Alex Jones is a despicable pig. See him terrorize Michelle Malkin at the 2008 DNC convention in Denver in this youtube clip.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJPHyKEQP94


22 posted on 07/01/2013 11:59:55 AM PDT by DFG ("Dumb, Dependent, and Democrat is no way to go through life" - Louie Gohmert (R-TX))
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To: grumpygresh

Put ‘em in that conspiracy p-junction or n- junction or diode place.


23 posted on 07/01/2013 12:01:35 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Steely Tom
You forget one little thing, the only reason many go to a site is for the links to an original article as a citing source. You don`t need to post there for that!

There are now many sites that do that. And as you ban people, people who perhaps would donate, you encourage longer donation cycles, which are getting longer, why is that? Now this site can go Darwinian if it pleases, some will still use the links to original citing.

Now you can make them poster only, that`ll only encourage those to leave and not visit at all, further marginalizing this site. I don`t care, I`m after the info, and not an acolyte of this site or any another, so do as you please, the free-market, such as it is, will still decide.

24 posted on 07/01/2013 12:05:09 PM PDT by nomad
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To: Jim Robinson

Yup, Jones is one of those brilliant crackpots.

They can sometimes suck you in because they sound so smart and then BAM here comes the crackpot theory.

Jones is perhaps 25% crackpot 75% normal

Ron Paul is perhaps 10% crackpot and 90% normal.

Pat Buchanan is also a brilliant crackpot IMO.


25 posted on 07/01/2013 12:12:28 PM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: grumpygresh

ping


26 posted on 07/01/2013 12:19:56 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: grumpygresh

I tried to post something one time from the Huffington Post. Little did I realize that nothing of any value ever can come from the Huffington Post.
So I went and found the identical article somewhere else and posted it here. Problem solved.


27 posted on 07/01/2013 12:26:42 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (You can't force people to care.)
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To: DFG

Good Lord. . .the man is nuts.


28 posted on 07/01/2013 12:27:40 PM PDT by Hulka
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To: Bobalu

Alex Jones is a Michael Rivera class crackpot. Makes up conspiracy theories on the fly.


29 posted on 07/01/2013 12:28:38 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: grumpygresh

Yes. My computer actually screams “ewwwwww...ick!” whenever I inadvertently click on one on Drudge.

Also that seems to be a big site for trojans. That and Breitbart, for some reason.


30 posted on 07/01/2013 12:31:52 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: humblegunner
Too Late!!

CreepyAssCracker.com

31 posted on 07/01/2013 12:36:26 PM PDT by TexasCajun (Creepy-Ass Cracker)
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To: TexasCajun

Linky no worky.

You forgot the “http://"; on the frontend.


32 posted on 07/01/2013 12:48:02 PM PDT by upchuck (To the faceless, jack-booted government bureaucrat who just scanned this post: SCREW YOU!)
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To: upchuck; humblegunner
http://creepyasscracker.com/
33 posted on 07/01/2013 12:54:29 PM PDT by TexasCajun (Creepy-Ass Cracker)
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To: TexasCajun

LOL.


34 posted on 07/01/2013 12:55:05 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: re_nortex

Prefect combo.


35 posted on 07/01/2013 12:55:43 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: grumpygresh

Just because a broken clock is right twice a day doesn’t mean you should rely on it to tell time. At the risk of offending some and being politically incorrect, Infowars went full retard years ago, and they have never tried to take it down a notch.


36 posted on 07/01/2013 1:36:12 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: Jim Robinson
Yes. Jones’ wacky 911 trutherism is pure leftist idiocy. The man is a raving lunatic and you can tell him I said so.

bears repeating. He is a wacko.

37 posted on 07/01/2013 2:58:17 PM PDT by sand88
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To: sand88

Alex Jones never impressed me as a litigimate site.


38 posted on 07/01/2013 6:11:56 PM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: Jim Robinson
Yes. Jones’ wacky 911 trutherism is pure leftist idiocy. The man is a raving lunatic and you can tell him I said so.

JR steering FR throught the minefield. Thank God for sanity at the top.

39 posted on 07/01/2013 6:20:34 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: grumpygresh

This is Jim Robinson’s call. Not open to debate. It is whatever he wants it to be. FR is not a commune.


40 posted on 07/01/2013 6:25:39 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: sand88

Alex Jones said 9/11 was a conspiracy caused by government, I agree with him.... However, I disagree with WHY...

Alex Jones falls into the “Hypercompetent Conspiracy Trap” where the world is ran by a bunch of hyper competent people from a “Star Chamber”. People in government are not that competent in reality they are worthless self serving slugs.

9/11 was a conspiracy of incompetence at the highest levels that Allowed jihadis to stay here on student visas and ignored calls from low level people doing their jobs at the CIA and FBI being ignored by their incompetent supervisors because they feared the political implications of actually taking actions and being called racist.

9/11 was NOT a group of government people blowing up the buildings like Wiley E Coyote with a dyno-mite plunger from Acme....

If there was a conspiracy around 9/11 it was how quickly the FBI and CIA circled the wagons to CYA themselves by saying they needed more three letter oganisations (DHS TSA) to “fill in the gaps” so they wouldn’t have to admit they were incompetent in actually doing their damn jobs.

The conspiracy is that there weren’t lines of people outside of the un-employment office come 2002 from people being fired from the FBI and CIA and having their pensions forcibly removed from them and banned from any public servent type jobs for life. Followed by promotions of those who were screaming at ther deaf ear of their superiors who did nothing.


41 posted on 07/02/2013 11:22:12 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Jim Robinson

“Yes. Jones’ wacky 911 trutherism is pure leftist idiocy. The man is a raving lunatic and you can tell him I said so.

Keep his bunk OFF FR!!”

19 days late, but I couldn’t agree more.


42 posted on 07/20/2013 10:34:55 AM PDT by Absolutely Nobama (The Doomsday Clock is at 11:59:00......tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock.....)
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To: nomad

There is a HUGE difference between Beck and Jones. Beck is a sane, credible person. Alex Jones is a Useful Idiot for the left.


43 posted on 07/20/2013 10:37:00 AM PDT by Absolutely Nobama (The Doomsday Clock is at 11:59:00......tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock.....)
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To: sand88

I agree...the guy’s “stuff” is just that and never information that you can’t get from a better source without the junk added. He’s a nutcase and loves the drama.


44 posted on 07/20/2013 10:39:53 AM PDT by caww
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To: grumpygresh

Well for the foreign policy perspective of Infowars...there is already a channel.

It’s called Al-jezeera


45 posted on 07/20/2013 10:41:13 AM PDT by rbmillerjr (We have No Opposition to Obam a's Socialist Agenda:)
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To: Jim Robinson

Last nite Alex Jones had the disreputable Hamas-loving Marxist witch Cynthia McKinney as a guest. My jaw dropped. I guess I should not be surprised, since he frequently has 9-11 conspiracy screwball Jesse Ventura as a guest. I believe he also made common cause with a Holocaust denier, whose name escapes me at the moment. I agree, he is a raving nut.


46 posted on 04/09/2014 12:31:19 PM PDT by attiladhun2 (The Free World has a new leader--his name is Benjamin Netanyahu)
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To: grumpygresh

Alex Jones is forever banned from FR. He’s a dipweed 9/11 conspiracy nutcase. These freaks make good money just making shit up for the gullible. Not surprised liberaltarians fall for any anti-American crap that comes down the line.

Those who don’t like my position on this are welcome to post elsewhere.


47 posted on 04/09/2014 12:40:54 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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