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Hillary's Secret War: Foreword by Jim Robinson
RichardPoe.com ^ | March 9, 2004 | Richard Poe

Posted on 03/09/2004 4:20:49 PM PST by Richard Poe

 

Hillary's Secret War
The Clinton Conspiracy to Muzzle
Internet Journalists

by Richard Poe

 

Foreword by Jim Robinson
Founder of FreeRepublic.com

 

HILLARY'S SECRET WAR by Richard Poe is the first book Iíve read that really pulls together the story of the Internet underground during the Clinton years. I was thrilled to read it. This story has never been told before, and I'm proud to say that I was part of it, in my own small way.

We poured a lot of blood, sweat, and tears into building FreeRepublic.com and organizing a cyber-community of tens of thousands of Freeper activists all over the United States. We didn't do that job to win medals or accolades. We did it because it had to be done, just like we went to Vietnam -- those of us who went -- because that job had to be done too.

To tell the truth, I was ready to go to my grave knowing that everything we accomplished at Free Republic might be forgotten. That was OK with me. What mattered was doing the job, not getting credit for it. Still, when I read Richard's book for the first time, it kind of choked me up a little bit, because I saw that somebody had been paying attention; somebody recognized what we were doing. Somebody knew that the Freepers were fighting for liberty on the Internet, just as we veterans fought for freedom in Vietnam. That made me feel pretty good.

For me, it was fascinating to read about the lives and struggles of others involved in this movement that Richard calls the New Underground -- people like Chris Ruddy, Joe Farah, Matt Drudge, David Horowitz, J. J. Johnson, and all the rest. Believe it or not, I don't really know any of those people. I met Drudge once and J. J. Johnson once. But as for Ruddy and Farah, it's been an e-mail here, a phone call there. And I don't think I ever communicated with David Horowitz at all.

Hillary knows she can't get back in the
White House unless she shuts us down first.
We know the storm is coming,
and we're getting ready for it.

Hillary says that we're a vast right-wing conspiracy, but if there's a conspiracy going on, they sure never let me in on it. I hear Richard Mellon Scaife has given money to a lot of fine causes and organizations, and good for him, but he sure hasn't thrown any my way.

When it comes to networking and conspiring, I'm not much good at it. It's hard enough just trying to get Freepers to work together. How do you get tens of thousands of individualists to cooperate on something, each with his or her own opinion and agenda? Trying to keep the Freepers pulling in the same direction is like trying to herd cats.

I love all the details in Richard's book about the other Web sites and their owners. Reading their stories was eye opening for me. I was so busy fighting my own skirmishes, I didn't have much time to survey the battlefield as a whole. Hillary's Secret War showed me that the persecution we endured at Free Republic was part of a bigger picture.

Of course, I knew about Hillary and her secret police. We all knew that. Way back in the early '90s on the Prodigy message board, we were already talking about how it seemed that Hillary was pulling all the strings. But her war on media dissidents, both on and off the Internet, really was a secret war, just as Richard says. Most people in America had no idea it was going on.

They didn't know what kinds of pressures and harassment people faced when they tried to speak out and tell the truth about Clinton corruption. Even many of us who were directly involved in the dissident media didn't always have the perspective to fit the pieces together: the threats and intimidation, the IRS audits, burglaries, lawsuits, surveillance, infiltration, the smear campaigns, false arrests, journalists getting knocked upside the head in hotels, even a lot of folks mysteriously ending up dead.

Now, I want to make one thing clear. I'm not really big on conspiracy theory. If I'm going to believe something, there's got to be some meat and potatoes to it. I sincerely doubt that Hillary ever personally ordered anyone killed. I just don't want to believe that Hillary is that rotten. And I don't think Richard Poe jumps to that conclusion either.

But there were definitely forces at work in America that killed to protect the Clintons and their secrets. Richard doesn't pull any punches in writing about that. Whether those forces were Chinese intelligence or Dixie Mafia, or whatever they were, I can only guess. But they were out there. And if Hillary ever said to her subordinates, "Gee, I wish such-and-such person would just go away and disappear," I don't doubt there were people in the kind of circles she moved in who might take a statement like that seriously and do something about it.

Hillary is the godmother of the Clinton crime family. There is no question about it. That's why she said we need gatekeepers and editors on the Internet. Hillary has a lot to hide and she knows she can't control the Internet the way she controls Dan Rather. The invention of the printing press freed the masses from the gatekeepers of old. Now anyone with a computer and Internet connection wields the equivalent of his own printing press, along with a worldwide distribution network.

Web sites such as The DrudgeReport, WorldNetDaily, NewsMax, FrontPageMagazine, Lucianne, FreeRepublic, and countless others have given voice to millions of liberty-minded individuals. Underground pamphleteers ignited the flames of revolution in 1776. Now the Internet is fanning those flames all over again. And that's bad news for Hillary.

She knows she can't get back in the White House unless she shuts us down first. The secret war Richard writes about is still going on. It died down a little bit when Bush took office, but it's just the lull before the storm. We know the storm is coming, and we're getting ready for it.

 

Excerpted from Hillary's Secret War: The Clinton Conspiracy to Muzzle Internet Journalists by Richard Poe (WND Books / Thomas Nelson 2004). This excerpt may not be reproduced or published, on or offline, except by permission of the publisher.

Copyright © 2004 by Richard Poe. All rights reserved.

 

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1 posted on 03/09/2004 4:20:50 PM PST by Richard Poe
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To: Richard Poe
Outstanding! I am so buying your book!
2 posted on 03/09/2004 4:24:06 PM PST by cmsgop
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To: Richard Poe
VRWC bump!
3 posted on 03/09/2004 4:24:14 PM PST by Drango (Liberals give me a rash that even penicillin can't cure.)
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To: Richard Poe; Jim Robinson; BartMan1; Nailbiter
Excellent...
4 posted on 03/09/2004 4:30:02 PM PST by IncPen
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To: Richard Poe; Jim Robinson
Congratulations to you both.
5 posted on 03/09/2004 4:30:54 PM PST by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: Richard Poe
bttt
6 posted on 03/09/2004 4:33:09 PM PST by kcvl
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To: Jim Robinson
Jim-
Might I suggest that you autograph copies of the book and send 'em to $100 pledge members during the next pledge drive? If PBS/NPR can give lousy tote bags, FreeRepublic can give something of real value (other than the way cool coffee cups of course.)
7 posted on 03/09/2004 4:34:29 PM PST by Drango (Liberals give me a rash that even penicillin can't cure.)
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To: Richard Poe
Rock on, Jimbo!
8 posted on 03/09/2004 4:34:45 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny
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To: Richard Poe
Fabulous!

But what will make me the happiest is Jim Robinson and his family
having dinner at the White House with President and Mrs. Bush.

Meanwhile, I'm gonna get this book fer sure!

Thank you for writing it!

9 posted on 03/09/2004 4:36:28 PM PST by jigsaw (God Bless Our Troops.)
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To: Richard Poe; conspiratoristo; dubyaismypresident; Pontiac; Commiewatcher; GOP_Lady; boxerblues; ...
Hillary PINGS!
10 posted on 03/09/2004 4:37:10 PM PST by Las Vegas Dave
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To: Jim Robinson
Trying to keep the Freepers pulling in the same direction is like trying to herd cats.

That has to be the understatement of the century... :)

11 posted on 03/09/2004 4:39:15 PM PST by Keith in Iowa (Democrats are the real asses of evil.)
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To: Richard Poe
WTG Bttt! :)
12 posted on 03/09/2004 4:40:52 PM PST by MaryFromMichigan ("The Passion" If you loved the Book, you'll love the movie)
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To: F14 Pilot
Pong
13 posted on 03/09/2004 4:47:05 PM PST by nuconvert (CAUTION: I'm an acquaintance of someone labelled :"an obstinate supporter of dangerous fantasies")
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To: Richard Poe
A bump for Freepers and authors. God Bless you all each and every one!!
14 posted on 03/09/2004 4:47:53 PM PST by mlmr (John F. Kerry: a rich widow's lapdog, and Ted Kennedy's skinny twin!)
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To: Las Vegas Dave
Hillary PINGS!

So what is your girl up to now :^)

15 posted on 03/09/2004 4:49:21 PM PST by NeoCaveman (New and improved is typically neither!)
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To: Richard Poe; Jim Robinson
Gentlemen:

Reading this forward has motivated me to, at the least, find a copy of this book through public access; if the means exist, I shall purcahse it.

I was on Prodigy during the time you mentioned. In the early years, the Internet was uncharted land, waiting to be explored, not unlike the Age of Exploration with its pith helmeted safaris and lost cities. The frontier has been pushed back so far, and yet there's so much more.

I would be only too happy to eat my words, when I see She Who Must Not Be Named finally driven from America's political landscape. But I fear that She will be with us for a long time to come.

That you both, for your efforts, today and every day.

SARGE
16 posted on 03/09/2004 4:49:24 PM PST by Old Sarge
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To: Richard Poe
We know the storm is coming,
and we're getting ready for it.



Can we get a brief synopsis of the coming "storm" and "getting ready" or do we need to read the book?
17 posted on 03/09/2004 4:50:35 PM PST by sergeantdave (Gen. Custer wore an Arrowsmith shirt to his last property owner convention.)
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To: Richard Poe
Bumping you to the top.
18 posted on 03/09/2004 4:50:41 PM PST by lonestar (Don't mess with Texans)
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To: IncPen
"Hillary knows she can't get back in the
White House unless she shuts us down first.
We know the storm is coming,
and we're getting ready for it."



Why is that? She cant get into the White House as long as internet journalists exist? It doesnt seem to be stopping Kerry?
19 posted on 03/09/2004 4:52:01 PM PST by raloxk
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To: Richard Poe
God bless you both. Only He knows how bad it might have gotten if not for you.

We all know that chances are we would have a very different President if not for the ability of Freepers to communicate and activate.

Thank you.

Becki

20 posted on 03/09/2004 4:54:39 PM PST by Becki (Pray continually for our leaders and our troops!)
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To: Richard Poe
Great book bump!!!
21 posted on 03/09/2004 4:57:23 PM PST by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace (Michael <a href = "http://www.michaelmoore.com/" title="Miserable Failure">"Miserable Failure"</a>)
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To: Richard Poe
I hope your writing is as good as Mr. Robinson's.
22 posted on 03/09/2004 4:58:09 PM PST by bvw
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To: Richard Poe
Bump!!!!!!!!!!
23 posted on 03/09/2004 4:59:11 PM PST by sport
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To: Richard Poe; Jim Robinson
This brings back fond memories.

Thanx,

FReeper #405.

24 posted on 03/09/2004 4:59:52 PM PST by longshadow
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To: Richard Poe
to Jim:
Very well said... to say the least...
I'm honored to be able to agree with you..

signed : One of the cats..

25 posted on 03/09/2004 5:00:29 PM PST by hosepipe
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To: Drango; Jim Robinson
Might I suggest that you autograph copies of the book and send 'em to $100 pledge members during the next pledge drive?

Roger that.

Can monthlies get a discount on that?

26 posted on 03/09/2004 5:07:36 PM PST by don-o
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To: longshadow
#405.....and I thought I had a low number....it sure is nice to be a part of something that gives Hillary heartburn.
27 posted on 03/09/2004 5:08:13 PM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: Richard Poe
I want one too!!
29 posted on 03/09/2004 5:12:38 PM PST by knak
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To: longshadow
Very long term memories freeper #81. Way to go Jim and Richard.
31 posted on 03/09/2004 5:15:45 PM PST by cksharks (quote from)
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To: Drango
Great idea. Will see what we can do. Thanks
32 posted on 03/09/2004 5:16:48 PM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: Richard Poe
BUMP - Outstanding!
33 posted on 03/09/2004 5:18:19 PM PST by Ben Chad
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To: Richard Poe
Cool!
34 posted on 03/09/2004 5:19:21 PM PST by demlosers (Ann Coulter: Liberals simply can't grasp the problem Lexis-Nexis poses to their incessant lying.)
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To: Richard Poe; Jim Robinson
Trying to keep the Freepers pulling in the same direction is like trying to herd cats.

Yikes. He's on to us, boys. Scatter!

35 posted on 03/09/2004 5:20:51 PM PST by Prime Choice (Hm? No, my powers can only be used for Good.)
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To: Richard Poe; Jim Robinson; kristinn; tgslTakoma
I was so sorry that your book was not available yet during CPAC. Do you have any booksignings set up in the DC area yet? If not, the DC Chapter would be honored to sponsor one for you so other area FReepers could have the opportunity to meet you and get a copy of your book.

The forward by Jim Robinson is great and I look forward to reading your book.
36 posted on 03/09/2004 5:21:04 PM PST by Angelwood (FReepers are Everywhere! We Support Our Troops! (Hillary's Vast Rt Wg Conspiracy))
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To: Richard Poe
... and here's to you, Mr. Robinson. Jesus loves you more than you will know. ho ho ho ...
37 posted on 03/09/2004 5:21:09 PM PST by plain talk
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To: Richard Poe
Just ordered my copy from Amazon.
38 posted on 03/09/2004 5:22:13 PM PST by abner (FREE THE MIRANDA MEMOS! http://www.intelmemo.com or http://www.wintersoldier.com)
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To: Jim Robinson
Yes, it is an excellent idea. I would put in for one as well.
39 posted on 03/09/2004 5:22:24 PM PST by marktwain
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To: Richard Poe
I sincerely doubt that Hillary ever personally ordered anyone killed.

I don't! I don't doubt it one bit.

Seriously.

40 posted on 03/09/2004 5:23:13 PM PST by Bullish
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To: Prime Choice
Hard to imagine, but many of us have been doing this for over 10 years now.

Pre-ordered on Amazon.

41 posted on 03/09/2004 5:26:09 PM PST by CT (Clinton Soup: kleptocracy, with a few hundred extra dashes of treason and wanton deceit.)
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To: cksharks
Very long term memories freeper #81.

I am humbled by your low number.

Those were the days, eh? A new revelation about Vince Foster, or Hillary's Cattle Futures scam, on an almost daily basis.

42 posted on 03/09/2004 5:26:10 PM PST by longshadow
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To: Richard Poe; Jim Robinson
AWESOME!!!!!!!!!

I have been lamenting being out of reading material.........can't wait to get a copy!!!!
43 posted on 03/09/2004 5:26:51 PM PST by Gabz (The tobacco industry doesn't pay cigarette taxes - smokers do!)
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To: Richard Poe
Excellent forward by Jim. If Hillary and her toadies do try to bring a storm against free speech on the internet, it will be the defining moment of this nation to see whether the people still stand for what this country was founded on.
44 posted on 03/09/2004 5:30:09 PM PST by #3Fan (Kerry to POW-MIA activists: "You'll wish you'd never been born.". Link on my homepage.)
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To: Prime Choice
"Trying to keep the Freepers pulling in the same direction is like trying to herd cats."

LOL. That's an old FR expression (and very true). Don't know who used it first on FR, but have seen and heard it said many times on the forum and at FR related gatherings.

45 posted on 03/09/2004 5:30:18 PM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: Richard Poe
Bump!
46 posted on 03/09/2004 5:30:42 PM PST by Antoninus (Federal Marriage Amendment NOW!)
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To: Richard Poe
It's time for the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy to get back together! Find out Richard Mellon Scaife's phone # and shake down some money. Tell Ann Coulter to start another book. Tell Pat Matrisciana to start filming "The Hillary Clinton Chronicles". Find some dewey-eyed, hormone-crazed college boy to be Hillary Clinton's intern, and tell Linda Tripp to befriend him. It'll be just like old times.
47 posted on 03/09/2004 5:34:36 PM PST by Clintonfatigued
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To: Richard Poe; Jim Robinson
he he he heee...

You're gonna make her maaaay ....ud!

48 posted on 03/09/2004 5:36:33 PM PST by DainBramage
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To: Richard Poe
Awesome!
I smell sequel!
49 posted on 03/09/2004 5:40:45 PM PST by mabelkitty (A tuning, a Vote in the topic package to the starting US presidency election fight)
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To: Richard Poe
Richard --- Really, really looking forward to your latest book!

I'm just about finished with your "The Seven Myths of Gun Control", and it is absorbing. Full of facts and well-documented. I expect to find the same with Hillary's Secret War.

We are going to be facing her, in some way or another, before long. I think your book will help arm us.

Take care! (seriously!)

50 posted on 03/09/2004 5:40:49 PM PST by Exit148
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