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MSNBC refers to Free Republic as a 'special interest'
MSNBC ^ | 2/18/04

Posted on 02/18/2004 3:05:58 PM PST by finnman69

MSNBC is claiming we are a special interest group

Editor's Note: This week, the online version of the Newsweek poll received an unusually high rate of response, with the clear majority of participants casting uniform votes. For these reasons, we believe the poll is being intentionally manipulated. In addition, we received an e-mail alert suggesting that the campaign is being coordinated by at least one special-interest group.

The 'special interest group' is a link back to THIS THREAD.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1073881/posts

(Excerpt) Read more at msnbc.msn.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Free Republic; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: freep; msnbc; specialinterests
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1 posted on 02/18/2004 3:05:58 PM PST by finnman69
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To: finnman69
Yes! We're special!
2 posted on 02/18/2004 3:06:40 PM PST by July 4th (George W. Bush, Avenger of the Bones)
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To: finnman69
Cool! Can I put this on my resume? Along with my VAST RIGHT-WING CONSPIRACY! membership?
3 posted on 02/18/2004 3:07:13 PM PST by TheBigB ("Flash, don't heckle the super-villain!" (John "Green Lantern" Stewart))
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To: finnman69
Where's our federal subsidy then ??
4 posted on 02/18/2004 3:07:50 PM PST by JeeperFreeper
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To: finnman69
"Free Republic is a special interest."

Good news: John F'n Kerry says he wants nothing to do with us.

Bad news: He's lying.

5 posted on 02/18/2004 3:08:35 PM PST by Petronski (John Kerry looks like . . . like . . . weakness.)
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To: finnman69
Free who???
6 posted on 02/18/2004 3:08:39 PM PST by TomServo ("What a day. I invented Gainesburgers and I didn't even mean to!")
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To: July 4th
I'm especially intrested in seeing that none of the democratic candidates get themselves elected.
7 posted on 02/18/2004 3:08:42 PM PST by cripplecreek (you win wars by making the other dumb SOB die for his country)
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To: finnman69
And MSNBC is a media outlet! Ha!
8 posted on 02/18/2004 3:08:50 PM PST by ReleaseTheHounds
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To: finnman69
MSNBC knew something was up because the number of hits on their poll in one day exceeded their cable television audience for an entire year.
9 posted on 02/18/2004 3:08:54 PM PST by Alberta's Child (Alberta -- the TRUE North strong and free.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Thoughts? ;)
10 posted on 02/18/2004 3:09:27 PM PST by TheBigB ("Flash, don't heckle the super-villain!" (John "Green Lantern" Stewart))
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To: finnman69
Email alert? I wonder from whom. DU I bet.

But remember. Any publicity is good publicity. :D
11 posted on 02/18/2004 3:09:32 PM PST by lawgirl (God to womankind: "Here's Cary Grant. Now don't say I never gave you anything.")
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To: finnman69
The "Editor's Note" says that it believes the online polling is being "manipulated," and the Note illustrates this assertion by pointing to the FR thread.

But how is that thread manipulative of the polling results? It's just an online version of saying, "Hey, check out this poll, and vote if you're interested." The thread doesn't urge "stuffing the ballot box" or anything improper.
12 posted on 02/18/2004 3:10:10 PM PST by pogo101
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To: finnman69
Isn't MSNBC a liberal special interest group?
13 posted on 02/18/2004 3:10:14 PM PST by illiac
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To: finnman69
Editors note: This week's unscientific poll is super-especially unscientific in that it did not return the results we wanted.
14 posted on 02/18/2004 3:11:01 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: TheBigB
Lets all send them an e-mail and tell them we got the idea from moby.
15 posted on 02/18/2004 3:11:17 PM PST by cripplecreek (you win wars by making the other dumb SOB die for his country)
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To: finnman69
So why are we special interest and Left-wing whacko's are "grassroots"?
16 posted on 02/18/2004 3:11:21 PM PST by Tempest (Sigh.. ....)
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To: July 4th
Yes! We're special!

We may be special but the folks at MSNBC ride the short bus.

17 posted on 02/18/2004 3:11:27 PM PST by N. Theknow (John Kerry is nothing more than Ted Kennedy without a dead girl in the car.)
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To: Alberta's Child
MSNBC knew something was up because the number of hits on their poll in one day exceeded their cable television audience for an entire year.

LOL!!

18 posted on 02/18/2004 3:11:56 PM PST by Cuttnhorse
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To: finnman69
Gosh, Emperor. You busted the case!
19 posted on 02/18/2004 3:12:38 PM PST by Glenn (What were you thinking, Al?)
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To: finnman69
Lord help us. When you can't trust the validity of internet polls, what's the world coming to?
20 posted on 02/18/2004 3:12:59 PM PST by Leroy S. Mort
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To: TheBigB
Since I have this bumper sticker on my van, does this mean that I am a "Special Interest"?

Freeper Stuff

21 posted on 02/18/2004 3:13:04 PM PST by Seeking the truth (McDonald Clan - Hired Mercenary - Have Bullhorn - Will Shout for Brew!)
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To: finnman69
We can ALL take a bow.

CONGRATS on being a special interest!


Interested in Slapping Liberals into oblivion... ESPECIALLY Hanoi Kerry and his ilk

22 posted on 02/18/2004 3:13:34 PM PST by wadeintothem (www.NoJohnKerry.org - Stop Hanoi John!)
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To: finnman69
Excuse me?? Just how objective are on-line polls anyway? Perhaps conservatives aren't welcome to vote? Or maybe only a few conservatives should vote in their poll? Would it be OK with them if their liberal readers contacted each other about the poll? One wonders....
23 posted on 02/18/2004 3:14:13 PM PST by Clara Lou
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To: finnman69
Coordinated? Pointing out the existence of a poll is "coordination"?

That MSNBC feels compelled to put a disclaimer on its poll results is evidence enough that winning such polls is worthwhile.

24 posted on 02/18/2004 3:14:14 PM PST by Plutarch
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To: lawgirl; finnman69
But remember. Any publicity is good publicity.

Just spell the name right. <|:)~

25 posted on 02/18/2004 3:14:16 PM PST by martin_fierro (I miss the Media Schadenfreude Ping)
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To: July 4th
AND we are interesting!
26 posted on 02/18/2004 3:14:31 PM PST by TLI (...........ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA..........)
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To: finnman69
To MSNBC, concern for the maintaining the integrity of the republic is a "special interest."
27 posted on 02/18/2004 3:15:05 PM PST by My2Cents ("Well...there you go again.")
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To: Glenn
Sheeesh....

Glenn, you need to stop that or I am going to start liking you.

(That was pretty funny)
28 posted on 02/18/2004 3:15:09 PM PST by Neets (Complainers change their complaints, but they never reduce the amount of time spent in complaining.~)
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To: finnman69
Yeah, as opposed to their 'unbiased, objective' reporting.

*BAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRFFFFFFFFFF*

29 posted on 02/18/2004 3:15:14 PM PST by Viking2002 (I think; therefore, I Freep............)
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To: ReleaseTheHounds
Let's not get nasty. ;-)
30 posted on 02/18/2004 3:15:42 PM PST by My2Cents ("Well...there you go again.")
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To: Alberta's Child
LOL!
31 posted on 02/18/2004 3:15:46 PM PST by TheGeezer (If only I had skin as thick as Ann Coulter, and but half her intelligence...)
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To: finnman69
CNNUSATODAYGALLUP: KERRY IN DOUBLE DIGIT LEAD OVER BUSH!
http://www.drudgereport.com/


And can anyone suggest that the above posted was being coordinated by at least one other "special-interest group"? DU maybe? Moveon maybe?



32 posted on 02/18/2004 3:16:02 PM PST by Maria S ("I will do whatever the Americans want…I saw what happened in Iraq, and I was afraid." Gaddafi, 9/03)
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To: finnman69
Excellent.

I voted again.
33 posted on 02/18/2004 3:16:03 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The democRATS are near the tipping point.)
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To: finnman69
The poll title should tell you their agenda...sheesh.
34 posted on 02/18/2004 3:16:04 PM PST by Neets (Complainers change their complaints, but they never reduce the amount of time spent in complaining.~)
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To: Alberta's Child
MSNBC knew something was up because the number of hits on their poll in one day exceeded their cable television audience for an entire year.

BWahhahhhahahahahaah.. you mean their share went from a 0.1 to a 0.15 for the day. LOL

35 posted on 02/18/2004 3:16:28 PM PST by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestus globus, inflammare animos)
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To: finnman69; All
OHH Sweettttt

I am think of myself of belonging to loveball fuzeball Conservative group

HI MSNBC you news organization still sucks

You just tick off that we at FR post breaking stories before you guys do

I don't know how many times I surf on FR and see breaking news stories before Mainstream news media jump on it
36 posted on 02/18/2004 3:16:56 PM PST by SevenofNine (Not everybody in it for truth, justice, and the American way=Det Lennie Briscoe)
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To: Tempest
We're specially interested in saving the country from "The Groups", that's true. I thought you had to payoff public officials to be a true special interest group. I would call us more of a Pressure Group. Big difference.
37 posted on 02/18/2004 3:16:56 PM PST by johnb838 (Free Trade Does Not Equal Foreign Aid)
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To: Seeking the truth
Yes! You are indeed an eeeeevil special interest and are owned by Halliburton, the Pentagon, Nextel, Nabisco, the Trilateral Commission, and Myron A. Fleener of Snellville, Ohio.
38 posted on 02/18/2004 3:17:12 PM PST by TheBigB ("Flash, don't heckle the super-villain!" (John "Green Lantern" Stewart))
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To: finnman69; Admin Moderator
I think you need help on your thread title, and I'll ask that my post be deleted afterwards.
39 posted on 02/18/2004 3:17:53 PM PST by xJones
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To: 4mycountry; Constitution Day; KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle; Poohbah; Grampa Dave; mhking
Check it out! :)
40 posted on 02/18/2004 3:18:48 PM PST by TheBigB ("Flash, don't heckle the super-villain!" (John "Green Lantern" Stewart))
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To: finnman69
As John Daly (a DEM) said "Vote early, vote often."
41 posted on 02/18/2004 3:19:05 PM PST by illiac
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To: finnman69
Darn, too bad they didn't call us a hate group. We could use some more funding.
43 posted on 02/18/2004 3:19:47 PM PST by McGruff
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To: finnman69
Actually, MSNBC knew something was up because they started getting e-mails from people who knew how to spell "MSNBC."
44 posted on 02/18/2004 3:20:03 PM PST by Alberta's Child (Alberta -- the TRUE North strong and free.)
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To: finnman69
...as if DUers weren't skewing the polls. Translation: MSNBC will only accept poll results that agree with our preconceived/preplanned poll results.
45 posted on 02/18/2004 3:20:17 PM PST by madison10
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To: finnman69
And MSNBC is "specially uninteresting."
46 posted on 02/18/2004 3:20:29 PM PST by Muleteam1
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To: freewilly999999
???????????
47 posted on 02/18/2004 3:20:47 PM PST by Neets (Complainers change their complaints, but they never reduce the amount of time spent in complaining.~)
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To: TheBigB
You left out Illuminati and Bilderberg.
48 posted on 02/18/2004 3:20:54 PM PST by MEG33 (John Kerry's been AWOL for two decades on issues of National Security!)
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To: finnman69
MSNBC is claiming we are a special interest group

Personally I think we are an extraordinary interest group but special is a nice complement considering it is from MSNBC.

49 posted on 02/18/2004 3:21:13 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (Don't try to tug at my heart strings. I have no heart and it will make me suspicious of your motives)
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To: finnman69

Newsweek: 212-651-0740


50 posted on 02/18/2004 3:21:16 PM PST by Timesink (Smacky is power.)
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