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Air America CEO, Mark Walsh, slanders Free Republic
C-SPAN ^ | 4/26/04 | Mark Walsh

Posted on 04/27/2004 3:40:21 AM PDT by dwills

During a Monday program in DC televised on C-SPAN, Mark Walsh stated that 'Freepers', patrons of the right-wing website FreeRepublic.com, committed DNS attacks against Air America's website in order to disrupt their operations.


TOPICS: Extended News; Free Republic; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: airamerica; cspan; deadair; dns; freepers; freerepublic; liberaltalkradio; loser; markwalsh; slander; waaaaaaa
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Them's fightin' words if I ever heard any. Let loose the dogs of law and it might be the most important contribution FR will make all year, or at least our best publicity.
1 posted on 04/27/2004 3:40:23 AM PDT by dwills
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To: dwills
DNS?

BFD!

2 posted on 04/27/2004 3:41:46 AM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: billorites
BFD!

WTF!

3 posted on 04/27/2004 3:44:26 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (Must get Moose and Squirrel ... B. Badanov.)
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To: BunnySlippers


LOL.
4 posted on 04/27/2004 3:45:12 AM PDT by SouthernFreebird
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To: dwills
Air America has a website?
5 posted on 04/27/2004 3:45:46 AM PDT by John W
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To: dwills
Did he cite anything specific? Like most of America, I have treated Hair-brained Amerika with supreme apathy, tinged with contempt. It's like passing a bad accident on the side of the road, you want to get past it before it traumatizes the kids.
6 posted on 04/27/2004 3:45:49 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Uday and Qusay are ead-day)
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To: BunnySlippers
BFD!
WTF!

LOL!

7 posted on 04/27/2004 3:46:31 AM PDT by hellinahandcart
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To: dwills
What's a DNS attack?
DoS would be Denial of Service - sending so many phony requests that the server is swamped.
DNS is the Domain Name Service - the only "attack" possible would be changing the registrar / site IP numbers, etc. That would be one person's doing, and hardly possible unless a password is given.
What am I missing?
8 posted on 04/27/2004 3:46:31 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: billorites
PDQ
9 posted on 04/27/2004 3:46:34 AM PDT by sd-joe
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To: dwills
Did I miss my marching orders yesterday morning?
10 posted on 04/27/2004 3:47:20 AM PDT by SWake ("Estrada was savaged by liars and abandoned by cowards." Mark Davis, WBAP, 09/09/2003)
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To: dwills
Gee, Mr Walsh, I was unaware the Jim Robinson directly approved of all actions done by the free association of people who are members of his web site.

I'll like to see you prove it in a court of law your site was hacked by Freepers.

11 posted on 04/27/2004 3:48:21 AM PDT by JZoback
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To: dwills
If they had a Web site worth "messing" with, he may have a point. Maybe.
12 posted on 04/27/2004 3:49:23 AM PDT by RightOnline
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To: dwills
Come and get me, Coppers!
13 posted on 04/27/2004 3:49:33 AM PDT by Glenn (The two keys to character: 1) Learn how to keep a secret. 2) ...)
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To: billorites
I think AA is mostly IOU.
14 posted on 04/27/2004 3:49:34 AM PDT by jonno (We are NOT a democracy - though we are democratic. We ARE a constitutional republic.)
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To: dwills
crikey....it's always somebodys else's fault with leftists, isn't it? Geez it irritates the crap outta me.

besides, was he too chicken to say their mantra: "It's Bush's fault"? Is their chant now, "It's the FReepers fault."?

15 posted on 04/27/2004 3:49:47 AM PDT by ZinGirl
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To: dwills
The cleaning lady probably pulled the server's plug out while vacuuming, and the VRWC put her up to it.
16 posted on 04/27/2004 3:49:59 AM PDT by bitt
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To: BunnySlippers
WMD?
17 posted on 04/27/2004 3:50:19 AM PDT by billhilly (If you're lurking here from DU, I trust this post will make you sick)
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To: Izzy Dunne
"the only "attack" possible would be changing the registrar / site IP numbers, etc..."

Air America

18 posted on 04/27/2004 3:50:44 AM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: Izzy Dunne; NYC GOP Chick; cyborg
He must mean DOS.

What he must also mean is that too many people went to their silly site one day, and they couldn't handle the load.

It must have been freepers. It couldn't have been all those (dozens) of devoted listeners in LA and Chicago who suddenly couldn't get Air America on their radio anymore and had to listen at the site. Naw, couldn't have been that...
19 posted on 04/27/2004 3:51:28 AM PDT by hellinahandcart
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To: billorites
"Don't forget to tell Randy that you read about him at the Hair Boutique. "
20 posted on 04/27/2004 3:51:54 AM PDT by bitt
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To: Izzy Dunne
And it would seem to me, that since FR went down not to long ago precisely because someone filed a complaint with FR's internet registrar about an invalid phone number in their whois listing, FR is actually the one who was subject to a DNS attack (if that's what you want to call it).

Anyone trying to find the site by going to www.freerepublic.com would not get there. I have no reason to believe it wasn't someone from the leftist camp who reported the invalid phone number and shut down FR's DNS service for two days.

21 posted on 04/27/2004 3:52:02 AM PDT by tdadams (If there were no problems, politicians would have to invent them... wait, they already do.)
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To: dwills
Well, if he wants alot of hits to their website, making a public announcement such as this should do it.

Since when did they have any problems with their website?

Holey crap!?! I'm looking at their website, and what on earth is up with these pictures? Gagarofalo dyed her hair blond...it's as if the photographer said, "ok, gimme your best stupid face!".

The O'Franken Factor- "Drug-Free Radio" huh?
22 posted on 04/27/2004 3:52:13 AM PDT by visualops
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To: dwills
"patrons of the right-wing website FreeRepublic.com, committed DNS attacks against Air America's website in order to disrupt their operations."

What website? Who is Mark Walsh? Since when did conservative equal right wing? What is "right wing" anyway?These people are nuts, but I love it that they are concerned about us.
23 posted on 04/27/2004 3:52:44 AM PDT by Bahbah
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To: dwills
Who is Mark Walsh? Some self important Clymer?

Most of us who went to his site did so out of curiosity, to hear the show on the first day. Any problems later on can be blamed on his paying big bucks for amateurs. It's not our fault that he went small time with the servers. Or did he actually think nobody would tune in? Of course he probably went big time on price he paid, or at least that's what he's telling his investors.
24 posted on 04/27/2004 3:54:06 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Proud member of the right wing extremist Neanderthals.)
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To: dwills
I saw some of this on the re-play this morning.

I missed the part about FR.

About when was this said?
25 posted on 04/27/2004 3:54:13 AM PDT by OXENinFLA
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To: dwills
Why would we waste our time with that panty-waste operation? Sounds like someone is getting paranoid.
26 posted on 04/27/2004 3:54:16 AM PDT by Maigrey (I want the new crayola crayon: Piggy in Puce (also known as Electric Tomato Soup))
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To: tdadams
there have been some problems reaching MANY web sites over the last three weeks because of "Core Router" issues that have seemed to have been resolved...maybe that's what happened. What a wretch! FReepers son't have that much time on their hands (working, ya know...).
27 posted on 04/27/2004 3:55:07 AM PDT by bitt
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To: dwills
It is better to be feared, than loved.
28 posted on 04/27/2004 3:55:30 AM PDT by Leisler (Everything is forbidden except when expressly permitted.)
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To: Jim Robinson
As the founder of my law school's Federalist Society chapter a decade and-a-half ago, it's disheartening to see some of the few remaining vessels of enlightened debate become marginalized by media elites.

Some may think this charge is not worthy of defense, considering the source, but you should have it reviewed by a friendly lawyer whom you would consider engaging to pursue the matter. I think it was made in a very broad and indefensible manner, but I'm no specialist and this is not a legal opinion.

Just a tip. I've already done my pro bono this year.
29 posted on 04/27/2004 3:56:54 AM PDT by dwills
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To: hellinahandcart
No, he means DNS, which is a different kind of attack. DNS attack uses a "friendly" IP address to fool firewalled machines into allowing a network connection (to put it very simply). DNS attacks can be launched like DOS attacks in the sense you use an unwitting accomplice with a compromised machine.

There's a good explaination of a particular attack at this page-
http://www.cs.princeton.edu/sip/news/dns-scenario.html
30 posted on 04/27/2004 3:57:44 AM PDT by visualops
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To: dwills
what website???

This was all I found

31 posted on 04/27/2004 3:58:42 AM PDT by TxBec (Tag! You're it!)
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To: John W
Air America has a website?

I think it might have crashed in a couple of large venues.

32 posted on 04/27/2004 3:58:57 AM PDT by stevem
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To: dwills
Didn't you all get your instruction packet on how to do a DNS attack?

It was in the same packet with the decoder ring and secret handshake instructions.

33 posted on 04/27/2004 4:01:10 AM PDT by Republican Red ("I actually did vote for the $87 billion before I voted against it,")
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To: hellinahandcart
HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA that woke me up right! LOL
35 posted on 04/27/2004 4:01:22 AM PDT by cyborg
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To: Maigrey
Why would we waste our time with that panty-waste operation?

Normally, I'd correct your misspelling pf "panty-waist", but your version is so much more appropriate in this case...

36 posted on 04/27/2004 4:01:27 AM PDT by hellinahandcart
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To: dwills; Jim Robinson
I'm not a lawyer but I don't know how you slander a website? Jim Robinson or other identified individuals, but not a website.
38 posted on 04/27/2004 4:02:57 AM PDT by leadpenny
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To: dwills
There's some mistake here. You go to "airamerica" dot com, you get paintballs, not meatballs.

airamerica

39 posted on 04/27/2004 4:03:35 AM PDT by T'wit (Putt knot yore trussed inn spill chequers!)
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To: T'wit
LOL, if your reaLLY WANT TO GO THERE
http://www.airamericaradio.com/
40 posted on 04/27/2004 4:04:37 AM PDT by bitt
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To: dwills
They're playing CYA! It's their fault they're a failure, they want to blame someone else for their failure. It's right in the Democrat playbook.
41 posted on 04/27/2004 4:04:42 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (<a href="http://www.johnkerry.com/">Waffles</a>)
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To: hellinahandcart
Between panty-waste and hair-brained, it's been a creative morning :-) :-)
42 posted on 04/27/2004 4:04:59 AM PDT by T'wit (Putt knot yore trussed inn spill chequers!)
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To: dwills
What is a DNS attack?

I would like to point out that there is a wide variety of viewpoints on this site, including heated debates.

This is the first I have heard of this. Reminded me of Hillary blaming Miss Monica on a VRW conspiracy when it turned out it was a buddy of hers (Kaye?) who recommended Miss Monica -- something I always felt was odd.

43 posted on 04/27/2004 4:05:09 AM PDT by Dante3
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To: OXENinFLA
after the speeches, in response to the third question or so
44 posted on 04/27/2004 4:05:10 AM PDT by dwills
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To: dwills
Perhaps he'd like to PROVE that?!
45 posted on 04/27/2004 4:06:18 AM PDT by cyborg
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To: leadpenny
i am, and you can slander an enterprise (Free Republic) or a finite group of individuals (FReepers)
46 posted on 04/27/2004 4:07:36 AM PDT by dwills
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To: hellinahandcart
And now I have to correct my own spelling of "of"...
47 posted on 04/27/2004 4:07:54 AM PDT by hellinahandcart
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To: billorites
BS.
48 posted on 04/27/2004 4:07:58 AM PDT by Rocko (Michael Moore: "Dude, I'm a hypocrite.")
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To: dwills
I didn't know they even HAD a site. I wouldn't be caught dead over there. I don't have the stomach for it. Plus, I run across enough them right here in Free Republic.


49 posted on 04/27/2004 4:08:48 AM PDT by SheLion (Curiosity killed the cat BUT satisfaction brought her back!!!)
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50 posted on 04/27/2004 4:09:27 AM PDT by SheLion (Curiosity killed the cat BUT satisfaction brought her back!!!)
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