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V A N I T Y - Subversive activities on FR?
None | 08-01-04 | Trident/Delta

Posted on 08/01/2004 6:31:53 PM PDT by Trident/Delta

Fair Warning, This is a VANITY rant.

I have been watching (lurking), for quite a while. I have come to the conclusion that, since FR has almost assumed "icon" status as an alternative news outlet, there seems to have been an "organized" effort at using FR as a vehicle for subverting thought.

Most recently, there have been some interesting banter, usually between the same individuals, about how much better CNN has become and how FNC has degraded, and how "so and so" isn't watching FNC anymore because of.....(insert some bogus issue here).....

After you break the code, it is almost hysterical to watch.

The usual targets seem to be Fox News Channel, ANY gun post, and FR in general.

I would just caution and advise all of us old-timer, hard-corps Freepers, be aware that you may be the subject of manipulation on the part of the notorious "seminar callers" of Rush Limbaugh fame.

As a note of warning to the "opinion shapers" that think they are being clever on FR. I have been documenting chapter and verse and send it to the Mods regularly.

I now return you to your regularly scheduled threads........

Semper Fidelis


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KEYWORDS: awwwwwwsheeshnotthis; foxnews; groupthinkgonebad; subversion; thoughtpolice
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To: outinyellowdogcountry
Yes he is. He's very pleasant and intelligent.

I must say alot of those beautiful girls on FoxNews don't hurt either. Heather Nauert, Patti Ann Browne, etc.

51 posted on 08/01/2004 6:50:27 PM PDT by beyond the sea (Free Martha Mitchell......... and Jail Teraaaaaayza)
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To: Bob
Glad someone with seniority pointed it out.

You call that seniority? :=) (Bob-member since B.C.E.)

Geeee....you're pretty "old-timer", ain't cha?

;-)

52 posted on 08/01/2004 6:50:31 PM PDT by Thumper1960 (Ron Reagan has slipped the surly bonds of Earth and touched the face of God.)
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To: Bobber58
Your post brings up a good point. Why is it that the leftist trolls don't know how to use proper sentences and/or the ability to spell correctly.

I have a habit of misspelling words when typing fast, but I make sure to use spell check before I post. I think they are either too lazy or too brain numb to do the same.
53 posted on 08/01/2004 6:50:54 PM PDT by MissyMa
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To: Bob

I humbly submit I've heard of 1997, but have never actually seen one.
Please forgive.
I doubted.
; )


54 posted on 08/01/2004 6:50:59 PM PDT by mabelkitty
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To: Dec31,1999

"Either they're selling '98 names on Ebay,"

I just checked, the closet thing to Free Republic I could find on Ebay was this:

NWT BANANA REPUBLIC PINK SATIN TRIM COAT FREE BAG HOT!!


55 posted on 08/01/2004 6:51:57 PM PDT by Rebelbase (H.W.O.V. (How Would Osama Vote?))
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To: mabelkitty

Coors LIGHT...and that Peach Snapple makes my tongue tingle!


56 posted on 08/01/2004 6:52:00 PM PDT by Thumper1960 (Ron Reagan has slipped the surly bonds of Earth and touched the face of God.)
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To: smith288
I'm looking forward to seeing the Manchurian Candidate also.
57 posted on 08/01/2004 6:52:29 PM PDT by Cagey
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To: Dec31,1999

I remember this poster...


58 posted on 08/01/2004 6:52:56 PM PDT by technochick99 (Sanctimonious prig, proudly posting and criticizing (except the FRN) since 1999.)
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To: Trident/Delta

We did have one case where a poster named "Asmodeus" turned out to be working for a tort lawyer ginning up a case against Boeing for TWA 800. I googled around and figured out who he was. He was quite furious when I accused him on an FR forum.

I loooove the smell of burning troll in the morning.

I bet we also get paid astroturfing FOR the Drug War (the ONDCP is excempt from laws against domestic propaganda, so it could even be government funded), and AGAINST tax reform, among other things. You get posters that post big tracts of cut and paste blah blah, and their main message is "Things will never change, give up."


59 posted on 08/01/2004 6:53:25 PM PDT by eno_ (Freedom Lite, it's almost worth defending.)
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To: Trident/Delta

I dont mind saying that I sometimes watch CNN and that Bill O'Reilly sucks ass as a host and interviewer.

Does that make me a tofu eating LW fruitloop?


60 posted on 08/01/2004 6:53:29 PM PDT by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestus globus, inflammare animos)
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To: Trident/Delta
I am a confirmed "Ditto Head" and am mind manipulated by Rush's deep insight and political savvy and with only have a brain (even when on drugs).

But, Hannity has cool guests and I like to listen to him pin down liberals...

This does not mean I'm disloyal to Rush.

By the way, I don't get no cable out cheer in da country, so no FOX nor CNN for me to study on much I reckon!

61 posted on 08/01/2004 6:53:42 PM PDT by KriegerGeist ("Only one life to live and soon it is past, and only what was done for Jesus Christ shall last")
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To: Trident/Delta

FOX ROCKS!

Why bother with the other "news" channels? If I feel like watching fiction, I can rent a movie.

Luckily, (authentic) FReepers are a thinking bunch, and therefor are not readily influenced by anyone's flawed (or falsified) "opinions".

ROCK ON.


62 posted on 08/01/2004 6:53:55 PM PDT by VRWCer (Unapologetically Un-PC. Cultural Marxism is for the weak of mind and spirit.)
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To: Trident/Delta

By the way, I'm sure that the FReeper community will appreciate your insights, just as we did in the days of Deep In the Hurtgen Forest.


63 posted on 08/01/2004 6:54:07 PM PDT by quidnunc (Omnis Gaul delenda est)
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To: beyond the sea

No, that was a "pretend lunch" to pretent they commune with the masses. They then got back in the bus and had a "real lunch" catered by NIcolas.
PRETEND I AM A WAR HERO,
PRETEND THAT I AM ONE OF THE "LITTLE" PEOPLE,
PRETEND THAT I CARE,
PRETEND THAT I AM NOT AN ARROGANT LIBERAL FROM MASSACHUSETTS


64 posted on 08/01/2004 6:54:52 PM PDT by UltraKonservativen (( YOU CAN'T FIX STUPID ))
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To: Amelia
FNC is hardly worth watching on the weekends because of Rita Cosby ---

Agreed! I don't know exactly what it is about her voice that I can't stand. And her exagerated enthusiasm is hard to take.

Heather Nauert ought to have her own show. She's a no nonsense girl, and delivers her stories without a flaw..... and she's adorable!

65 posted on 08/01/2004 6:55:22 PM PDT by beyond the sea (Free Martha Mitchell......... and Jail Teraaaaaayza)
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To: Cagey
I'm looking forward to seeing the Manchurian Candidate also.

I trust you're referring to the original version with Frank Sinatra and Angela Lansbury.

Otherwise, it's been nice knowing you, because you'll be reported, and I'm sure the mods won't put up with that.

66 posted on 08/01/2004 6:55:24 PM PDT by TontoKowalski
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To: McGavin999

***Yeah, we all notice it. We're not that easily manipulated, but perhaps some of the lurkers are. Perhaps we should speak up more.***

YEP! We should speak up more. We get so used to trolls that sometimes we figure we'll just ignore them. But newcomers and lurkers may think we actually agree with them if we don't speak up.


67 posted on 08/01/2004 6:55:28 PM PDT by kitkat ("The democrats would rather win the WH than the war." - Tom DeLay))
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To: Trident/Delta

But seriously, I do agree with most of what you posted. FR does get taken advantage of, comments made out of context and all. It's the way of life for those that have to slant the truth to fit their way of thinking.


68 posted on 08/01/2004 6:55:31 PM PDT by tazman3
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To: beyond the sea

TV is such a waste of time. Wean yourself off it before it's too late. Step away from the remote.


69 posted on 08/01/2004 6:55:39 PM PDT by Paladin2 (Don't confuse disagreement with argumentation.)
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To: Thumper1960

Spread the word on the boycott of the French and cancelled Progressive insurance policies.
And all of this in one day.


70 posted on 08/01/2004 6:56:11 PM PDT by mabelkitty
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To: smith288

I'm only allowed to watch cartoon network...when is the election, and how can the FEC allow Kerry to broadcast these half-hour ads all day long....


71 posted on 08/01/2004 6:56:17 PM PDT by Bobber58 (whatever it takes, for as long as it takes)
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To: smith288; Trident/Delta
Sorry, my post #57 was meant for Trident/Delta.

I've been subverted so long I can't think straight.

72 posted on 08/01/2004 6:56:33 PM PDT by Cagey
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To: Dec31,1999
What bothers me most, and has for about a year, is when people pop up with '98 screen names- people I've NEVER heard of.

I've noticed that, too.

73 posted on 08/01/2004 6:57:06 PM PDT by randog (What the....?!)
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To: Trident/Delta
the notorious "seminar callers" of Rush Limbaugh fame

How can Rush complain about people giving "seminar[s]" when that's what he does?

74 posted on 08/01/2004 6:57:22 PM PDT by xm177e2 (Stalinists, Maoists, Ba'athists, Pacifists: Why are they always on the same side?)
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To: Dec31,1999
Dec31,1999 wrote: What bothers me most, and has for about a year, is when people pop up with '98 screen names- people I've NEVER heard of. Either they're selling '98 names on Ebay, or hacking the server is up for discussion. Makes me wonder.

Trident/Delta is an old-time FReeper.

He hasn't been much in evidence for the last few years, though.

75 posted on 08/01/2004 6:58:33 PM PDT by quidnunc (Omnis Gaul delenda est)
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To: Trident/Delta

Licorice: "In my humble experience, CNN has been so bad, that they had nowhere but up to go.
But then I am a Kerry-resuscitated newbie."

76 posted on 08/01/2004 6:59:04 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Re: Protection from up on high, Keyser Sose has nothing on Sandy Berger, the DNC Burglar)
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To: xm177e2
In my daily RNC e-mail briefings, I must've missed the Limbaugh seminar series.

Where, and when, are they held?

P.S., noon to three is called "edumacation".

77 posted on 08/01/2004 6:59:57 PM PDT by Thumper1960 (Ron Reagan has slipped the surly bonds of Earth and touched the face of God.)
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To: Trident/Delta

I just saw a subversive act with the post from some lefty site that had Will farrell as Bush. The mod pulled it.


78 posted on 08/01/2004 7:00:06 PM PDT by Coroner
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To: Bobber58

<<< proud upholder of Reagan's eleventh commandment since 1979


79 posted on 08/01/2004 7:00:39 PM PDT by Bobber58 (whatever it takes, for as long as it takes)
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To: eno_
I loooove the smell of burning troll in the morning. It smells like victory.
80 posted on 08/01/2004 7:00:47 PM PDT by VRWCer (Unapologetically Un-PC. Cultural Marxism is for the weak of mind and spirit.)
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To: smith288
Agree with your post.

I personally stopped watching FNC because my nervous system cannot handle all the people talking at once furthermore I can get the highlights here and then choose to tune in at night which is a rerun of the day programs.

I like watching NWNC which covers Oregon, Idaho and Washington plus National headlines. Personal preference.

Most here think for themselves and skip what isn't kosher for them.

So IMO your vanity is to true for most of us. Maybe you were molded by some opinions here?

Oh I forgot CSPAN Road to the Whitehouse has alot of raw media and is quite enjoyable for our family.
81 posted on 08/01/2004 7:00:54 PM PDT by oceanperch ( 04 Bush.....He will continue to lead America with the Lords Blessing)
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To: OldFriend
Guess he missed the moderator's request to cool it with the vanities!!!!

Wellllll, TD isn't given to many vanities - at least not many that I've noticed.

And it could be a nerve-racking election years with everybody's sensitivities somewhat heightened - on both sides. This is a vanity that is of some worth, and needs to be heeded. At least that's my opionion. We just had a thread yanked from a poster who's been here since Jul 3. The poster posted a link to something that wasn't flattering to the President, although apparently funny. Now - the thread was yanked, and yet the poster remains. Does the poster need watching?

82 posted on 08/01/2004 7:01:23 PM PDT by TomServo ("I'm so upset that I'll binge on a Saltine.")
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To: Cagey
I've been subverted so long I can't think straight.

ROFL

83 posted on 08/01/2004 7:01:39 PM PDT by beyond the sea (Free Martha Mitchell......... and Jail Teraaaaaayza)
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To: Trident/Delta
Thankyou, T/D. I appreciate your vigilence in this matter.

I can only speak for myself, but as Tawana would say, ain't nobody manipsplitatin' me.

84 posted on 08/01/2004 7:02:01 PM PDT by Bonaparte
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To: TomServo
opionion = opinion.

Fat fingers untie!!!

85 posted on 08/01/2004 7:02:06 PM PDT by TomServo ("I'm so upset that I'll binge on a Saltine.")
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To: TontoKowalski
I trust you're referring to the original version with Frank Sinatra and Angela Lansbury.

I'm still waiting for a remake of Von Ryan's Express.

86 posted on 08/01/2004 7:02:27 PM PDT by Cagey
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To: rdb3

Frederick Douglas page was cool, the labor party link on that page was not. I like your about page, I will look at your links later.


87 posted on 08/01/2004 7:02:47 PM PDT by satchmodog9 (Murder and Weather are our only news.)
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To: Trident/Delta
Fox News is still better than CNN, but it's nowhere near as good as Fox circa 2000.

Since we started watching Dennis Miller, we don't miss Hannity one little bit.

Turn us in to the Cheka, we don't care.

88 posted on 08/01/2004 7:03:14 PM PDT by Charlotte Corday (I don't burn the flag because I can. I will burn the flag if I can't.)
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To: eno_

OK, I learned how to use italics, but I see its time to spend a bit more time in the sandbox! (to learn how to turn it back off again!)


89 posted on 08/01/2004 7:03:29 PM PDT by VRWCer (Unapologetically Un-PC. Cultural Marxism is for the weak of mind and spirit.)
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To: Trident/Delta

"I have been documenting chapter and verse and send it to the Mods regularly."

Recently resigned from the "Committee for the Defense of the Revolution", the condo board, or some other nosey Parker organization and are now free to devote your time to being a total a**hole here?


90 posted on 08/01/2004 7:05:04 PM PDT by cavan
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To: Trident/Delta
I have not really noticed it. Perhaps a post or two has been a bit weird.

FOX always draws ire from those who mistakenly believe it is a conservative news organization.

The actually adhere much more closely to journalistic ethics than any of the others, and therefore appear most conservative when compared, but they are really straight down the middle, as far I I can tell.

All liberals believe they are conservative because they hate the other side of the argument and can tolerate very little of it. So FOX get the label, but it just ain't so.

Ethics require balance and you don't get ethics at the alphabet channels or CNN, MSNBC.

They don't even know that their news is slanted, but they are being deluged my e-mails that say they are. This could not be more evident from comment made recently at a media get together held at the Kennedy School in Cambridge Mass.

It was taped on July 25th by C-span.

During this program they vehemently denied bias, yet one anchor, Peter Jennings, said" He felt the public pressure". The rest of them denied even that. Leher, Woodruff, Rather, and Brokaw.

FOX was invited, but did not show for obvious reasons. It's a good thing they did not because the audience was full bore liberal socialists. Even Al Franken was there.

We definitely need a conservative channel to help counter the bias. Something in a comedy vain might sell and would help greatly for a new show idea.

But straight news should always be straight news. Bias should be eliminated.

But, frankly the liberal bias began during the Vietnam war and has continued unimpeded. The simple reduction of liberal bias at FOX has really stirred the pot. We need some more good pot stirrers on the air.

91 posted on 08/01/2004 7:05:06 PM PDT by Cold Heat (for rent)
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To: randog
I think you guys are profiling. That ain't fair and against leftest ideology. I never thought I'd get profiled on FR because I signed on in '98. WTF, profile away if it outs a troll; I'm secure in my manhood.
92 posted on 08/01/2004 7:06:21 PM PDT by vetvetdoug (In memory of T/Sgt. Secundino "Dean" Baldonado, Jarales, NM-KIA Bien Hoa AFB, RVN 1965)
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To: Diogenesis

I assume this is a Hamster, it sure is cute, look at the way he holds that piece of food with his hands and those cute little eyes...sorry....

Oh yes, this thread...Dear Lurker, I prefer Fox to Cnn, but I really do not watch either one that much, Can not stand Bill O'Reilly, too smug for my taste. What do you recommend we watch for news Coverage on the TV? I really prefer the world wide web and FREE REPUBLIC FOR MY NEWS.

93 posted on 08/01/2004 7:08:12 PM PDT by AmericanMade1776
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To: beyond the sea
Have you noticed that Rita's show always begins with an obligatory "Fox News Alert", even if the "breaking news" broke hours ago?

Heather Nauert is good, and Linda Vester was one of the best reporters on the network until they stuck her in that ridiculous talk show format. I can't watch that either.

94 posted on 08/01/2004 7:08:18 PM PDT by Amelia
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To: AmericanMade1776

One more thing..I NEVER LISTEN TO LIMBAUGH....


95 posted on 08/01/2004 7:09:00 PM PDT by AmericanMade1776
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To: Bobber58

Like, you hit a home run right through the goalposts, nothing but net on that one.
Don't forget the ones who come in and say how intolerant and mean we are and blah, blah, blah.
You know, the threads that sometimes will not die.


96 posted on 08/01/2004 7:12:01 PM PDT by babaloo999 (Liberals say they're "Progressive". So is cancer.)
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To: Amelia

Linda Vester is great. I love her face. She makes such great faces. And she's quite smart.


97 posted on 08/01/2004 7:12:23 PM PDT by beyond the sea (Free Martha Mitchell......... and Jail Teraaaaaayza)
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To: Trident/Delta

Do you mean there's a new breed of Troll specifically going after FNC? CNN Mobies or something? Or were you just using the CNN vs. FNC as an example of subversion that exists on FR with the ABB Trolls? Otherwise, I guess I'll have to update my Troll Category List.


98 posted on 08/01/2004 7:12:46 PM PDT by arasina (So there.)
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To: Dec31,1999

Maybe you don't remember Trident/Delta because you are such a newbie.


99 posted on 08/01/2004 7:14:21 PM PDT by connectthedots
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To: Lunatic Fringe
Kerry ordered a double with cheese at Wendy's the other day.

He's right! I saw a post yesterday that said he ordered chilli.:')

100 posted on 08/01/2004 7:14:37 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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